Missing teeth can be embarrassing and affect our ability to chew. Many of the existing tooth replacement options are cumbersome or unsatisfying. Implant technology has come a long way over the past 30 years. The traditional protocol is to extract the tooth and preserve the socket for a later placement of an implant in the site. The time frame for the placement of the implant or crown ranges between same day placement or up to 6 months based on the patient’s health and bone quality.
New technology allows us to extract a tooth, place the implant in the same site and in many cases places a crown on the same day. This protocol eliminates the need for multiple procedures and can save time and money. Certain requirements are needed and must be met for the success of this procedure. You may discuss the same-day implant placement further with Dr Davidian to confirm that you are a candidate for such a procedure.