Start the Dental Implant Process as Soon as Possible
Dental implants are natural-looking prosthetic teeth that are surgically attached by Dr. Ang. They offer several advantages that you won’t get with dentures, bridges, or any other type of restoration. Dental implants stay firmly in place when you’re eating, allowing you to enjoy all your favorite foods.
The part of the implant that attaches to your jawbone is called the implant fixture. Usually when a tooth is extracted, we allow the surgical site to heal before we begin the dental implant process. But with immediate dental implants, Dr. Ang will place the implant fixture at the same time he performs your extraction. This speeds up the patient’s overall treatment time, saving you both time and money.
Gentle Tooth Extraction
Dr. Ang has dental implant solutions to replace any number of missing teeth. And implants can be used to restore your smile no matter how you lost your tooth. Whether your tooth loss is the result of physical trauma, a dental infection such as tooth decay or gum disease, or extraction, you can still be a good candidate for dental implants.
Extraction simply means having a tooth removed. When a patient has a tooth that’s severely damaged by dental infection or physical trauma, we’ll do everything we can to preserve it. But in some cases, Dr. Ang determines that extraction is the appropriate treatment to preserve your oral health.
Dr. Ang is an experienced dental practitioner. If you have a tooth that requires extraction, he’ll gently remove it. Patients are typically given a local anesthetic to numb the surgical site, and Dr. Ang can also provide IV sedation to make the extraction process as comfortable as possible.
The Benefits of Immediate Dental Implants
Following an extraction, a dentist will suture the surgical site, allowing it time to heal before beginning the implant process. With immediate dental implants, Dr. Ang places the implant fixture in the empty socket right away, while the site is still fresh. This provides a number of advantages for you:
- Reduces your overall treatment time
- Helps preserve a greater portion of the bone
- Reduces the risk of infection
- Makes bone grafting less likely
Are Immediate Dental Implants Right for You?
If you have a tooth that requires extraction, immediate dental implants could be right for you. Dr. Ang is an experienced implant dentist who studied implant placement surgery at the London Institute. After performing an extensive evaluation of your smile using our digital imaging equipment, he can tell you if immediate dental implants are a good treatment option for you.
Call (603)769-3830 to learn more about our dental implant process. We’ll be happy to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ang — he’ll help you find the best option for restoring your missing teeth with dental implants. We can’t wait to see you with your new smile.