Immediate Implants are placed at the time of an extraction into the extraction socket.
The extraction socket is essentially utilised as the space for the implant fixture after some minor re-shaping. Immediate implants are a relatively new procedure and are not suitable for every patient. They have many advantages and can provide you with an aesthetic restoration instantly while giving you immediate function. The success rates are similar to those of conventional implants. A thorough consultation is needed to decide which implant system is best for you.
Caring for your implant is just as important as caring for your natural teeth. All patients should follow a regular at home routine of brushing twice a day with a soft bristled toothbrush and flossing at least once a day. Other cleaning aids may be recommended as cleaning dental implants can be slightly different from cleaning your own teeth.
Although implants are constructed from titanium and replacement teeth are porcelain, your gums and surrounding natural teeth are still vulnerable to gum disease. Regular appointments with your dental hygienist are essential.