Today, more and more adults are choosing to replace natural teeth with Dental Implants. While Dental Implants can replace any number of teeth, we find that patients are opting for placement of single Dental Implants at the time of tooth removal on a more frequent basis.
The advantages of ‘immediate placement’ implants include (1) simplifying procedural requirements and (2) preserving gum tissues. By combining the two procedures, you also (3) eliminate the need for numbing for a second procedure.
For example, say you’ve cracked a tooth below the gum line. It’s too late for a crown and the tooth now requires removal. Placing a Dental Implant at the time of extraction allows for the implant to be positioned into the same position as the just-removed tooth root, so drilling an insertion point in the upper or lower jaw is not necessary.
Another benefit is preservation of the natural contours of gum tissues. Each tooth is bordered by gum tissue that arches over. And, each tooth has points that dip slightly between teeth. Immediate implant placement means you avoid the shrinking of these tissues from delay, which gives a flat look. Thus, you preserve these natural contours.
Many of today’s Dental Implants are designed to have teeth attached immediately. If you find that a tooth will have to be extracted, consider the advantages of having your implant placed as part of the procedure.
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