In many cases single or multiple implants can be placed at the time of tooth extraction. With careful preparation of the extraction socket, any lost bone is reconstructed and the implant is placed where the previous tooth was located. This saves time, minimizes the number of surgical procedures and speeds up the healing process. If you think immediate implants might be right for you, please call us for an immediate implants consultation.
If you will be having a tooth extracted that is in the front, we want to make sure that you have a temporary tooth so that you have an immediate temporary replacement. Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and make a temporary removable appliance that will be delivered to our office before your surgery. Sometimes called a “flipper”, the appliance is similar to an orthodontic retainer that has a tooth or teeth attached. Immediately after the extraction, bone graft and implant placement, Dr. Cabrera will place the appliance so that your appearance will not be disturbed. For patients that have never worn a removable appliance, there is typically an adjustment period to the new appliance.
In select cases, not only can we extract the tooth and place the implant at the same time, but Dr. Cabrera can place a connector (abutment) on the implant so that your dentist can place a temporary crown on the implant that same day.
At the time of your evaluation we can determine if you may be a candidate for this procedure.
Patient presents with a fractured bicuspid tooth which cannot be saved (Fig. 1) The x-ray (Fig. 2) shows infection at the end of the root and Fig 3 shows the fracture of the tooth after it was removed. She would like to avoid using a removable temporary appliance while waiting for the implant to fuse to the bone. Because of the excellent bone, we were able to place the implant and a connector (abutment) at the time the tooth was extracted (Fig. 4). She then proceeded to her dentist’s office where a temporary cap was made. Fig. 5 shows the crown in place one week after the surgery