What Are Immediate Dental Implants By Jose Valenzuela on February 15, 2011

When you are missing a tooth or have a tooth that is so severely damaged that it needs to be replaced, you have many different options available. In many cases, one of the best options you have is getting Palm Springs dental implants. These dental implants are artificial tooth roots that hold an artificial tooth or a dental replacement such as dentures or dental bridges in place. The thing about traditional dental implants, however, is that they can take a good amount of time to place. The procedure requires surgery as well as a lengthy recovery time in which the dental implants are allowed to bond with your jawbone and gum tissue.

Given, dental implants are quite effective and have allowed people to have great smiles and a fully functioning set of teeth again, but you may be wondering if there is another option out there. You’ll be happy to know that there is, and it’s quite an effective one.

That options we’re alluding to is immediate dental implants. These dental implants are the future of implant dentistry and can be used to address issues with a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth.

The immediate dental implant procedure will involve the placement of a socket into the spot where the tooth is missing. This socket is held firmly in place by your jawbone and gum tissue. The dental implant is then placed into the socket and then capped with an abutment to help hold the implant and socket together. Next, a temporary crown will be put in place. A period of nine weeks will pass for osseointegration, which means the full bonding of the socket and implant into your jawbone and gum tissue. (In traditional dental implants, this period of osseointegration usually takes a few months.) Once osseointegration has occurred, a permanent crown or Palm Springs dental crowns will be used to replace the temporary crown or crowns.

Not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants, so it’s important that you discuss this option with our team at the office. To learn more about various dental care and dental health treatments, we encourage you to contact our implant dentistry office serving Palm Springs today.

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