When Are Dental implants placed?
Implants are often placed several months after extraction. At times, an implant may be placed immediately after the extraction of a tooth.it simplifies the process—you won’t have to wait for another appointment to place the implant. When infection or other problems with the bone are present, immediate implant placement is not the best treatment. As a general rule, our Doctors in Dream Clinica feel that placing implants at the time of extraction is the best option, when possible.
If your tooth has been missing for some time, the adjacent support bone is likely to grow thinner and shrink. This occurs because the root of the natural tooth has to be present to stimulate the bone. As much as one-third of your jaw’s thickness can be lost in the year following tooth extraction! If you are missing enough bone, you may benefit from having additional bone grafted into the area. This ensures the implant will be adequately supported when it is placed in the jaw.
How Many Implants Do I Need?
Most frequently, one implant per missing tooth is placed. Because many of the larger teeth in the back of your jaws have two or three roots, the most common approach is to replace missing back teeth with larger implants. With advances in dental implant technology, often it is not necessary to replace each individual tooth with an implant.