Is it better for you to place dental implants immediately after an extraction? In short, yes. It’s easier and recommended. The longer you ignore gaps in the mouth, the more the bone in the jaw depletes – and without sufficient bone in the jaw for the implant to anchor to, it will likely fail. That’s the truth.
But, for whatever reason, you didn’t replace your missing tooth or teeth immediately. There’s still hope to receive implants. However, you’ll likely need to undergo pre-implant procedures like bone grafts or sinus lifts to rebuild the bone in your jaw to ensure your dental implant is stable – all of which is an additional cost on top of your implant surgery.
That said, there are ways you can avoid pre-prosthetic dental treatments and save money on additional procedures. Find out how.
One clinical patient had two missing teeth in the upper jaw for over 11 years and had worn partial dentures in the meantime. As you can see, their oral health had deteriorated significantly, gum disease was causing gum recession, and teeth were becoming loose and falling out. There was also a significant amount of bone loss, which meant the patient would be required to undergo a bone graft in traditional implant surgery. However, the patient opted for a revolutionary All-on-4 system to replace the entire upper arch of teeth with no need for grafting.
If you want to avoid pre-prosthetic procedures, then there are only three implant techniques that do not require an abundance of bone to position. For example, patients can explore the innovative All-on-Four system that uses only four implants per jaw to fix a hybrid denture permanently. Then, there are zygomatic implants, which instead of being placed in the jaw, are positioned, instead, in the cheekbone.
Alternatively, patients can explore subperiosteal implants, which also do not require any bone to place. However, the surgery is more invasive and complex and will require a longer recovery period. Sedation is recommended for apprehensive or nervous patients.
Our implant dentists will first assess the quantity and quality of the jawbone using a CBCT scanner, which is highly accurate and precise.
Your results will tell us which dental implant method suits your situation and preference. For example, for total tooth loss, you might prefer an implant-retained denture or a single implant for single tooth loss. Click here to view all your implant options.
Patients found to have little bone, who are not interested in the All-on-4 implant method, will be forced to consider a bone grafting procedure whether before or at the time of implant placement as they’ll be more at risk for implant failure.
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