Dental implants have become the premiere option for tooth replacement. In many instances, Dr. Ramirez is able to place an implant immediately upon removal of a tooth and even create a temporary crown on the implant in the same visit. The doctor considers this to be one of the most gratifying procedures performed in our practice. The psychological impact of having an esthetic tooth replacement that stays in your mouth while the implant heals cannot be understated.
The benefits of immediate implants are clear. The conventional method of therapy involves the removal of a tooth, then a healing period of 4-6 months prior to implant placement. Following an additional 6-8 weeks, the implant can be finally restored with a crown. A temporary removable appliance is typically worn during this healing process. Whereas, a patient with a temporary tooth created on an immediate implant will have an esthetic tooth restoration the day the tooth is lost. Most importantly, an immediately placed implant and temporary preserves the tissues and prevents the natural collapse of the jaw bone which is seen immediately following the removal of a tooth.