Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth and roots. Implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where the teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, acting as a tooth root substitute. Posts are attached to the implant allowing for dental prosthetic attachments.
Immediate Implant Placement
The hopeless tooth or teeth are removed and implants are immediately placed in the residual socket. Often temporary teeth can also be fabricated at the same time.
Delayed Implant Placement
The hopeless tooth or teeth are removed and the residual socket is bone grafted due to limited bone or proximity to vital structures. Implants can be placed in approximately 3-6 months after healing.