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Immediate Implants

Immediate Dental Implants: A Swift Path to Dental Restoration

Immediate implants, often referred to as same-day implants or teeth-in-a-day, are an innovative dental solution that offers a swift and efficient approach to tooth replacement. This advanced technique involves placing dental implants and attaching temporary restorations in a single appointment, allowing patients to leave the dental office with functional teeth on the same day as their implant procedure.

How Immediate Implants Work

Traditional dental implant procedures typically involve a waiting period of several months after implant placement for the implants to integrate with the jawbone, a process known as osseointegration. However, immediate implants streamline this process by combining implant placement with the attachment of temporary restorations in a single session.

The Immediate Implant Process

  1. Consultation and Planning: The immediate implant journey begins with a comprehensive consultation with a dental professional. During this consultation, your dental health will be assessed, and your goals for tooth replacement will be discussed. X-rays or scans may be taken to evaluate your bone structure.
  2. Treatment Plan: Based on your evaluation, a personalized treatment plan will be created. The number of implants needed and the type of temporary restoration will be determined.
  3. Implant Placement: On the day of the procedure, dental implants will be strategically placed in the jawbone. This step is usually performed under local anesthesia to ensure your comfort.
  4. Temporary Restoration: Following implant placement, temporary restorations, often made of acrylic, will be attached to the implants. These temporary teeth provide immediate aesthetics and functionality.

Advantages of Immediate Implants

  1. Time Efficiency: One of the primary benefits of immediate implants is the time efficiency they offer. Patients can walk out of the dental office with functional teeth on the same day as the procedure, eliminating the waiting period associated with traditional implants.
  2. Immediate Aesthetics: Immediate implants provide instant improvement to the appearance of your smile. This is especially valuable for front teeth replacement, where aesthetics are a significant concern.
  3. Preservation of Bone and Gum Tissue: Placing implants immediately after tooth extraction helps preserve the bone and gum tissue structure, preventing further bone loss.
  4. Enhanced Comfort: Immediate implants reduce the need for multiple appointments and temporary solutions, contributing to a more comfortable overall experience.
  5. Accelerated Healing: By streamlining the process, immediate implants may lead to faster healing and recovery compared to traditional implant procedures.

Is Immediate Implant Placement Right for You?

The suitability of immediate implants depends on individual factors, including your dental health, bone structure, and treatment goals. A consultation with a qualified dental professional, such as Dr. Kolten Astle, is essential to determine if immediate implants are the optimal solution for your tooth replacement needs.

Contact Legacy Smiles for Your Immediate Implants

If you’re seeking a convenient and effective way to restore your smile, immediate implants at Legacy Smiles offer a revolutionary solution. Reach out to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kolten Astle and explore the benefits of same-day implants. With our focus on advanced techniques and financial assistance options, we’re here to guide you toward swift dental transformation and renewed confidence.


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