Implant Immediate Placement
When a tooth must be extracted, we can sometimes place an implant in the socket immediately after the tooth has been removed.
Although each case will be different, placing the implant immediately after an extraction generally involves two phases, placing the implant in the socket and securing a restoration, such as a crown or bridge, onto the implant.
The benefits of immediate placement
Placing the implant
A healing cap or an extension is attached to the implant. We then close the gums. Over the next several months, the implant will become fused securely to the bone. During this time, we may place a temporary replacement tooth.
Restoring the implant
The lab uses the impressions to make an accurate model of your mouth, including the implant. They use the model to create a restoration that precisely fits the implant and your bite.
When your beautiful new restoration is ready, we check the fit and your bite and then secure it to the implant.
With proper homecare and regular checkups, your implant can be a long-term solution for a natural-looking smile.
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