An immediate implant is an implant that is placed directly after a tooth extraction. Often a temporary tooth is placed on the implant the same day so that the patient does not have to be without a tooth. The treatment can be successful but requires proper case selection and diagnosis. The series of pictures above illustrate an immediate implant placement at Soho Dental. Figure 1 shows an upper pre-molar tooth that is fractured and cannot be repaired as the fracture extends far below the gums. Figure 2 is an x-ray that shows the implant placement after the tooth was extracted. Figure 3 shows the implant in the mouth immediately following extraction. Figure 4 shows the temporary crown that was placed on the implant the same day. The implant was left to heal for 3 months before a permanent porcelain crown was placed.
Please let us know if you have any questions about immediate implants!