If you know you are about to lose a tooth, or if you have suddenly lost a tooth, there may be a chance that you can get it replaced with an ‘immediate’ dental implant. Immediate dental implants are embedded into the jawbone shortly after tooth loss and before the gum starts to grow down into the socket.
At Moor Park Dental in London, immediate implants are ideal for patients who have just lost or about to lose a tooth or more. If you are experiencing tooth loss, come and talk to one of our dentists and we will guide you through the procedure. They will examine your teeth thoroughly and help you decide whether an immediate implant is the right option for you.
Immediate Implants in LondonWhen are immediate implants possible?
Patients who are interested in immediate implants in London should meet two conditions. Firstly, they must have sufficient bone around the failing or missing tooth, and secondly, the gum tissue must not be infected. If both of these conditions are met, then it is possible for our dentist to carefully extract the tooth and place a dental implant in the socket. If the dental implant is stabilised into the jawbone, it may even be possible to mount the replacement tooth on the same day. This way, patients can come to the dental practice and leave with a fully functional tooth on the same day.
Advantages of immediate implants
Immediate implants have many benefits and the most important is that they drastically reduce the number of surgical procedures required for implant placement. Osseointegration, the process that describes the attachment of the dental implant to the bone tissue, is also more favourable when placing implants immediately following an extraction. This way, the width, height and volume of the jawbone are preserved intact. Moreover, the procedure keeps bacteria away from the socket and restores the functionality of the tooth. Last but not least, immediate implants in London improve the aesthetics by preserving your facial tissue.
If you are about to lose a tooth or have already lost one and you are thinking about replacing it, immediate implants in London may be the ideal option for you.