The short answer is it is possible! The long answer is implants can only be placed sometimes at the time of extraction. This is known as an ‘immediate implant placement’ but it can only be performed when the condition of the tooth allows. Otherwise, implants are normally done after a healing period,from 6 to 10 weeks after removal of the tooth to allow healing and optimal outcome.
When is immediate implant placement recommended?
Ideal condition of the tooth
If the socket and bone are free from infection an immediate implant can be placed and is ideal for those who have just had their front tooth extracted. The condition of the tooth and the surrounding bone is important when considering the timing of implant placement. Your dentist or implant specialist will conduct a thorough consultation to see if you might be suitable for an immediate placement or whether you will need to wear a temporary solution until healing is complete.
Experience and expertise
Combining the steps saves time but it makes the procedure more challenging for your dentist, therefore only an experienced dentist or implant specialist is likely to propose this as a treatment option. Ask your dentist if they have performed an immediate placement before and what their success rates are.
What if I have many teeth that need replacing?
If many teeth in your jawbone are failing, you may be suitable for the CARE Dentistry Teeth in a Day procedure which refers to all teeth being supported using four or more implants.
Patients receive just four or more implants and a full set of upper or lower jaw replacement teeth are issued the same day so you can leave our clinic with fixed, non-removable replacement teeth following your morning procedure. This procedure is known as ‘immediate loading’, and it is the most common treatment in our practice today for full arch rehabilitation and is suitable for almost all lower jaw cases and most upper jaw cases.
How do I start my treatment?
The first step is a comprehensive consultation with the dentistimplant specialist which will usually include a 3D Cone Beam CT scan to assess the supporting bone depth and width.The dentist/implant specialist will discuss options with you and advise which is the best option for you after considering your medical history, the condition of the tooth and surrounding bone, your expectations and your budget. Enquire here.