The Advantages of Immediate Dental Implant Placement

added on: January 29, 2024

During their lifetimes, many adults face the removal of a single tooth. This may be necessary when a tooth is beyond repair than can be resolved with a crown or because of a fracture that extends below the gum line. Or, tooth loss can occur due to an accident or injury.

Regardless of the reason a tooth is lost, however, promptly replacing it is important. A growing number of adults are choosing to replace teeth with dental implants.

There are a number of advantages in doing so at the time of removal or immediately after loss. One has to do with the prevention of bone loss. Prompt replacement of the implanted portion lessens the risk of bone loss, known as “resorption.”

Resorption occurs when tooth roots no longer exist in the jaw bone to provide stimulation. Without the nourishment and stimulation of tooth roots, the bone begins to shrink over time. It is a fact that the teeth adjacent to areas of bone loss have the greatest risk of being the next to be lost.

Another benefit of immediate implant placement is the preservation of gum contours. When a tooth is lost, the arch of gum tissue and ‘points’ that dip slightly between each tooth begin to flatten. When an implant is placed within a brief period, the natural contours of gum tissues can be preserved.

When two or several teeth in a row are missing, immediate implant placement can also be beneficial. Because one implant can often support a bridge of two or more teeth, this can help to curtail treatment cost while preserving the natural contours of the gum tissues.

Additionally, since the position in your upper or lower jaw bone is already to a proper depth and size, placing the implant following removal may simplify the treatment time and procedural requirements.

Although your choices in tooth replacement are several, choosing a dental implant has many advantages. In addition to the prevention of bone loss and the preservation of gum contours, our Shelby Twp dental office is uniquely structured to provide all stages of dental implant placement. This includes sedation as well as advanced skills and technology.

Having dental implants placed through our dental office provides you with:

• All stages of Dental Implant treatment in one, convenient location
• Oral and I.V. Sedation available for optimal comfort
• Advanced technology utilized for optimal implant selection and placement
• Neuromuscular dentistry incorporated for ideal positioning in bite alignment
• Final teeth with a natural look and feel
• Biting and chewing function restored

The commitment we’ve made to our Macomb and Oakland County patients is backed by an extensive array of advanced technology. One that is especially helpful in determining the type and placement of dental implants is Cone Beam Imaging.

Cone Beam images capture clear, concise 3D views in one pass at the lowest radiation levels possible. These images are ideal for assessing jaw structure for proper angles and depths in implant placement.

Proper placement of implants has a great deal to do with having a successful outcome. For instance, when an implant that is too long is placed in bone that is too shallow, it can have future repercussions that may require eventual removal. This can occur when a lower implant is placed too close to a nerve that runs horizontally through the mandible (jaw bone). Or, when an upper implant is placed in shallow bone, it may work its way into the sinus cavity.

In addition, our patients enjoy optimal comfort throughout treatment, including Oral or I.V. Sedation (‘twilight sleep’). In our Macomb County dental office, these sedatives are administered by trained professionals who closely monitor patients throughout their procedure using advanced safety equipment.

Our goal is to help you get the most from your dental implants. When there are individual habits or preferences that can complicate success, we work with each patient to help them enjoy their dental implants for a lifetime.

Get to know us and our commitment to your dental implant treatment success by viewing a brief video. During this, I’ll explain our unique environment: Dental Implants by Dr. Barbat

We also offer several payment plans that are manageable for most budgets. These are typically interest-free with no down payment required. Our Financial Coordinator will be happy to explain the options with you. Ask to meet with her after your consultation or feel free to call.

For any option in tooth replacement, including dental implants, call 586-739-2155 or tap here for a free consultation.

You may also enjoy a brief video tour of our office: DrBarbatOfficeTour



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