Occasionally, a single tooth requires removal. This could be due to an injury or a fracture that extends below the gum line. This may also be necessary when a tooth is beyond repair than a crown can resolve. Because each tooth helps to keep neighboring teeth in their proper positions, promptly replacing any lost tooth is a wise decision.
When a tooth needs extracting, many adults now choose to replace it with a dental implant immediately following its removal. An advantage of this is the prevention of bone loss. By inserting the implant immediately after it is removed, you minimize the risk of ‘resorption.’
Resorption occurs when tooth roots are no longer present in the jaw bone. Because tooth roots provide stimulation to the bone, their absence causes the bone to shrink, or ‘resorb,’ over time. It is a fact that the teeth adjacent to areas of bone loss have the greatest risk of being the next to be lost, primarily due to the declining foundation of the jaw.
Another benefit of immediate implant placement is the preservation of your natural gum contours. When a tooth is removed, the arch of gum tissue and the ‘points’ formed by tissues dipping in-between each tooth will start to flatten within days. By placing the implant promptly following tooth removal, the natural contours of gum tissues can be preserved.
For many people, appearance is an important reason for placing an implant and crown right after tooth removal. This means they avoid an awkward and embarrassing gap in their smile.
Immediate replacement is also beneficial when two or several teeth in a row are missing. Because one implant can often support a bridge of teeth, this saves on treatment costs while also preserving natural gum contours. Additionally, since the positions in your upper or lower jaw bones are already at proper depths and size, placing an implant following removal greatly simplifies treatment time and procedural requirements.
To discuss immediate placement implants or any type of dental implant, call 910-254-4555. We’ll be happy to arrange a free consultation to discuss the process and associated fees. If desired, we can also have our financial coordinator review easy payment options, some with no down payment required and interest free.