What is an immediate dental implant?
The immediate implant procedure is completed by extracting the tooth carefully to preserve all the bone around it (aka. bone socket) and then placing the implant immediately into the socket. A bone graft and connective tissue graft is often required for an immediate dental implant placement.
Most implants take the round shape while the bone socket is oval shaped or rectangular. During an immediate implant, there may be a void created by the shape difference between the implant which is round and the extraction socket which isn’t round but is larger. Therefore a bone graft is used to fill in the voids between the bone and the implant.
How is an Immediate Dental Implant done after a Tooth Extraction?
Patients want to have their missing tooth replaced right away, however, an immediate dental implant cannot be done for all situations.
There are specific criteria that have to be present to allow for the best success of an immediate implant such as:
• Bone density
• Amount of bone left after the extraction
• Initial implant stability
• Gingival Biotype (Gum type – thick or thin, flat or scalloped)
• Implant design and type
• Occlusion (aka. your bite).
THE IMMEDIATE DENTAL IMPLANT SURGERY AFTER A FRONT TOOTH EXTRACTION WAS COMPLETED BY DR. SOORDHAR
The process starts by carefully removing the tooth using an atraumatic tooth extraction technique.
Once the tooth has been removed, we will verify that all the socket walls are intact and no damage has been done to them in order to allow a 360-degree bone enclosure around the implant.
Next, the osteotomy is prepared using sterile drills so the implant can be placed into the freshly extracted tooth socket.
The implant is inserted into the prepared osteotomy (the area that was prepared with the implant drills).
Once the implant is inserted there will usually be a void (aka. “jumping distance, “buccal gap distance”) present between the implant and the tooth socket bone walls. A bone graft is placed to facilitate bone regeneration along with a connective tissue graft (aka. gum graft) for gum tissue regeneration.
Do I require grafting prior my Implant?
Bone grafts are usually done six months ahead of implant surgery or even simultaneously accompanying the placement of an implant. The sequence of which it follows depends on different patients’ circumstances.
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