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Can Implants be Done Immediately after Extraction?

Posted on 10/15/2023 by Water's Edge Dental
African American woman smiling with her new dental implants from Water's Edge Dental in Boise, IDDental implants are recommended if you have missing gaps on your jawbone after teeth loss. Immediate dental implant placement can be done even after a tooth extraction, but your dentist will check your specific conditions and considerations. The feasibility of this procedure can depend on various factors, such as:

The Bone Quality

Before placement of dental implants, a dentist needs to check the density and volume of your jawbone. If your extraction site does not have sufficient bone mass, you will need bone grafting.

Implant Stability

The implant needs to have adequate stability on the tooth socket. If the implant is not secured on your socket, it will not integrate with your bone efficiently.

Infection or Disease

A dentist needs to review the nature of the extraction site. Suppose they note an infection or periodontal disease on the extraction site. In that case, your dentist will recommend that you wait for the area to heal before surgically placing the implant.

Type of Tooth Being Extracted

Another thing that your dentist will consider is the type of tooth that is being extracted. Immediate implant placement can be done on single-rooted teeth. Your dentist may recommend placement after a few weeks for teeth with multiple roots, such as the molars.

The expertise of the Dental Professional

A qualified dental expert must do successful immediate implant placement after tooth extraction. This type of extraction requires professional case selection and skilled surgical technique. It is important to note that not all dental professionals have the experience to perform this procedure.

It is essential to note that although immediate implant placement might offer advantages such as fewer surgeries and minimal treatment time, it might only be ideal for some cases. Your dentist will evaluate your situation using tools such as X-rays and scans to determine if you are a good candidate for dental placement.

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