What is an Immediate Implant?

What is an Immediate Implant?

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What is an Immediate Implant?

Do you have a broken tooth that needs replacement as soon as possible? New advances in technique and technology allow the placement of Immediate Implants on the day of broken tooth removal. In suitable cases, a front tooth can be replaced with a temporary tooth on an Immediate Implant in one day.

Delayed Implant Therapy vs. Immediate Implant Therapy

Delayed Implant Therapy was popular with traditional implant designs and lack of access to accurate 3-D X-rays (CBCT). There was no way to tell if there was enough bone around a tooth being extracted for sure, so a delayed approach was more predictable. Also, the traditional implant designs did not allow the implants to be placed in bone with stability, especially where a tooth was just removed.

Sometimes, Delayed Implant Therapy still needs to be used due to extreme infection, lack of healthy bone, or the proximity of other vital structures in the jaw.

The Journey of Delayed Implant Therapy looks like this:

  1. Surgery: take the wrong tooth out, remove and clean all infection, place the bone in spaces where the infection and tooth were taken out, place a membrane to contain the bone, place sutures
  2. Wait two weeks and remove the sutures
  3. Wait four weeks and remove the membrane
  4. Wait 4-6 months for bone to heal
  5. Surgery: Place the Implant and bury it under the gum
  6. Wait 3-4 months for the bone to heal around the implant
  7. Surgery: Uncover the implant from under the gum, install a placeholder screw to keep the gum from collapsing into the implant.
  8. Wait 3-4 weeks for the gum to heal around the placeholder screw
  9. Impression/Scan for a new Crown
  10. Delivery of your new Crown

Delayed Implant Therapy involves AT LEAST 2, IF NOT 3, SURGERIES. This can cause more discomfort and is more expensive and time-consuming. You will WAIT AT LEAST 4-6 MONTHS MORE FOR YOUR CROWN.

Immediate Implant Therapy:

Immediate Implant Therapy is the advanced technique being used, with advanced implant designs and in-house access to accurate 3-D X-rays (CBCT). We can always tell right away if there is enough bone around a tooth being extracted to perform Immediate Implant Therapy with an In-House 3-D X-ray. Also, the advanced implant designs allow for implants to be placed in even minimal bone with stability, even if a tooth was removed.

The journey of Immediate Implant Therapy looks like this:

  1. Surgery: take the wrong tooth out, remove and clean all infection, Place the Implant, place the bone in spaces between the bone and implant, and install a placeholder screw to keep the gum from collapsing into the implant
  2. Wait 3-4 months for the bone to heal around the implant and the gum to heal around the placeholder screw
  3. Impressions/Scan for a new Crown
  4. Delivery of your new Crown

Immediate Implant Therapy involves only one surgery. This not only saves you from more discomfort but is also less expensive and saves you time. You will GET YOUR CROWN AT LEAST 4-6 MONTHS SOONER.

But How Can You Do It at Blooming Family Dental?

You may wonder how we can deliver Immediate Implant Therapy at Blooming Family Dental.

The reasons are as follows:

  1. State-of-the-art 3-D X-ray machine (CBCT) IN-HOUSE: Even if you come in for an emergency extraction, we have the CBCT machine in-house. We can determine in minutes if you are a candidate for Immediate Implants.
  2. Diverse Inventory of Advanced Implants IN HOUSE: We always keep in stock all types of implants, from mini implants to wide or long implants, to replace any tooth in your mouth, especially in an emergency.
  3. PRF and other advanced Implant Techniques: The PRF (Platelet-Rich Fibrin) technique, in which we use your own blood’s growth factors to grow more bone and improve healing, along with other advanced instruments and techniques, allows us to place implants with predictability even in challenging situations.

At Blooming Family Dental, when a tooth has to be removed, we can use Immediate Implant Therapy in more than 90% of cases with a success rate of at least 95%.

Am I a Candidate for Immediate Implant Therapy?

At Blooming Family Dental, chances are that you are a good candidate for Immediate Implant Therapy. But the only way to tell is to come in for a COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION and take a 3-D X-ray for free.

If you’ve already had a Dental Implant consultation, please visit us for a Free 2nd Opinion and see if Immediate Implant Therapy can save you time and money!

Click HERE to make your Complimentary Consultation with a Free 3-D X-ray (CBCT)

We look forward to meeting you soon!

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