An immediate dental implant is placed in the jawbone immediately after a dental tooth extraction. It is usually placed at the same visit as the dental extraction but it can be done within two weeks after the dental tooth extraction. If a crown or dental bridge is placed on an immediate dental implant to restore the tooth, this is considered immediate loading. Immediate loading of an immediate dental implant is the most favorable option for any patient.
Key Advantages to an Immediate Dental Implant:
• Fixed tooth replacement that looks as good or better than the extracted tooth
• One dental surgery
• Helps preserve gum tissue
• No removable partial dentures or missing teeth
• No need to unnecessarily crown teeth for a bridge
• Less painful