What are the benefits of same day implant placement?
Immediate implant placement reduces the amount of time you’ll have to spend in the dental chair, and it allows a quicker treatment period. Often, a tooth can be removed, the implant placed, and a temporary crown can be placed in the same day. The success rate on such cases is equal or perhaps superior to delayed implant placement.
Am I a candidate for same day implant placement?
Two factors must be considered before you are deemed a candidate for immediate implant placement after a tooth extraction.
- Infection. The extraction site should be free of inflammation, gum disease, or other infection. If any of these are present, they will need to be treated before your implant can be placed.
- Bone density. Dental implants cannot be placed unless a sufficient amount of bone is present to support them. If bone deterioration has occurred, or if the implant cannot be placed and stabilized, you will need to undergo a period of healing or perhaps have a bone grafting procedure before receiving dental implants