Recent research has shown that placing an implant immediately upon extraction of a natural tooth can be just as successful as the traditional method of delaying to provide time for the bone to heal. This method eliminates the need for a second surgery and can also reduce healing time.
Once the tooth is extracted and the implant is placed, a temporary tooth can be set in at the time of surgery or after healing. With a high success rate and reduced number of visits, this method can be a great option for the right patient.
Your Periodontist will be able to assess if you are a candidate for this treatment through an exam and specialized dental x-ray.