What is an immediate implant and who is eligible to have one?
Immediate implant surgery refers to the full treatment – extraction of your natural tooth and implant placement – in one session. The requirements for this approach include sufficient bone in the corresponding area of the jaw and a surgical site that is almost free of inflammation.
The earlier a tooth that is not worth preserving is replaced by an implant, the better. This prevents the risk of inflammation and bone loss, a situation which would make it more difficult to place an implant at a later date.
Immediate implant surgery does not require time-consuming bone augmentation. The criterion for this is the so-called primary stability. It tells us whether implant stability in the bone will be sufficient immediately after placement. We use implants shaped to provide a high degree of primary stability.
Before immediate implant surgery can be performed, diagnostic assessment and surgery planning by means of dental digital volume tomography (DVT) / 3D radiography and the manufacturing of the perfect implant restorations have to be undertaken.
Patients with periodontal disease are eligible for immediate implant surgery too.