Let’s say you crack a tooth below the gum line. It’s too late for a crown and removal is required. There are several reasons why it’s more beneficial to place a Dental Implant at the time of extraction.
By combining the two procedures, you save treatment time and the numbing process of a second procedure. This also allows for the implant to be positioned into the same place as the just-removed tooth root, so drilling a slot in the jaw is not needed.
Another benefit is the preservation of the natural contours of your gum tissue. Each tooth is bordered by gum tissue that slightly arches its top. Additionally, there are gum ‘points’ that dip just a bit in-between teeth. Immediate implant placement helps preserve these natural gum contours. This means you avoid the shrinking of these tissues, which gives a flat look.
Many of today’s implants can have teeth attached immediately. If you find that a tooth will have to be extracted, consider the many advantages of having your implant placed as part of the procedure.