Immediate Dental Implants Topeka KS
Getting dental implants can be a lengthy process, particularly if you have teeth that have been missing for any length of time. For most patients, this means waiting three to four months or more between getting the implants and having the restorations attached. However, if you have damaged teeth extracted in anticipation of getting implants, immediate implant placement is an option. It significantly reduces the wait time between the titanium screw being placed and a permanent restoration being attached.
What is an Immediate Dental Implant?
Immediate dental implants are placed in the jawbone immediately after the damaged teeth are extracted. It is a more straightforward surgery and increases the chances the jawbone will integrate properly with the implant. The result is quicker healing. Many patients can get their restorations attached six to eight weeks after immediate implant placement.
Keep in mind that the term “immediate dental implants” does not mean you will receive your crowns or overdentures the same day. It means the implants are put in place immediately after tooth extraction. Some patients may be able to have their restorations attached the next day. However, most patients get them six to eight weeks after the procedure to ensure healing of the implant site.
After immediate implant surgery, your surgeon will determine how soon your restoration can be placed. There are three popular options – restoration within 48 hours, restoration within three months, and traditional restoration three to six months after implant placement. Your surgeon consults with your dentist or prosthodontist to determine the best timeline, which depends on the jawbone’s strength and recovery time. Dr. Lucaci, Dr. Barber or Dr. Lonergan will check your progress periodically to determine when your restorations can be attached to the implants.
What are the Benefits of Immediate Implants?
There are several reasons to consider immediate dental implants, including:
- Shorter timeline between implantation and restoration
- The surgery is simpler with less chance of complications
- Fewer surgeries and faster recovery time
- Less use of anesthetics and anesthesia
- Less tissue and bone loss
- Greater satisfaction with results
Are you interested in dental implants but concerned about the lengthy timeline between implant surgery and dental restoration? If so, immediate dental implants can dramatically reduce your recovery time. Call our office at Topeka Office Phone Number (785) 588-4244 or request an appointment online to find out whether immediate implants are right for you.