Everything You Should Know About Immediate Dental Implants

Everything You Should Know About Immediate Dental Implants

Aug 02, 2021

Tooth loss continues to be a big challenge in dentistry. Many people lose their natural teeth prematurely, with causes ranging from dental trauma to severe dental decay. Regardless of the cause of your tooth loss, you need to have them replaced as soon as possible. For permanent alternatives like dental implants, consult with a qualified dental specialist.

You can always reach out to our Prosthodontists at Dental Partners of Brookline for your first consultation regarding obtaining dental implants.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are defined as tooth-replacement oral devices installed in the jawbone of a patient to replace lost teeth. Implants feature small, screw-like metal posts made of titanium metal. They are surgically implanted in your jawbone, replacing the roots of teeth, and then they are topped with either a crown or a bridge. Once the metal post is positioned in your jawbone, it is held in place by your gums. Over time, the titanium integrates with the bone tissue in your mouth, becoming a normal part of your mouth.

What Are Immediate Dental Implants?

They are dental implants where the crown is placed the same day as the implant post; this is almost always done within a day or two at most from the time of losing the original, natural tooth. Tooth loss is a dental emergency and there are same day treatments available in some cases. Traditionally, implants are required to heal for several weeks before a crown is placed, but some patients are able to take advantage of same day implant options.

Benefits of Immediate Dental Implants

While you have the choice of waiting until a favorable time you get your teeth done, here are some advantages of getting dental implants as soon as you lose your natural teeth:

  1. No need for bone grafting surgery – Since you are getting your implants immediately, your bone tissue has not had time to disintegrate. Therefore, by the time your dentist removes the root of your lost tooth, your jawbone and gum tissue are still healthy and ready to handle an implant.
  2. Reduced downtime – You do not need to wait for 3 months after a bone grafting surgery before you can get dental implants. Instead, right after losing your natural tooth, you get implants before leaving the dental office.
  3. You won’t have to spend a day without teeth – No one will even know that you have lost your tooth. While you won’t have your permanent crown, the temporary crown put in during the same-day implant treatment looks about as natural as possible without it being permanent.
  4. Saves on time – The typical timeline for getting traditional dental implants ranges between 5 and 12 months. It depends on the number of procedures that must be done to complete your treatment. However, when getting immediate dental implants, the timeline is significantly reduced to between 2 and 4 months. The only time you need to wait is getting your permanent dental crowns after your implant procedure.

Get Your Implants Today

Book an appointment with our dentists in Dental Partners of Brookline to see if you qualify to receive immediate implants.

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