Immediate Placement Implants in Bellevue, WA

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What Are Immediate Placement Dental Implants?

At Premier Periodontics, we understand how severely damaged teeth can impact the health, appearance, and lives of Bellevue, WA area patients. As part of our ongoing dedication to advancing oral health and wellness, we are pleased to provide the latest in efficient implant dentistry and care. Our periodontists offer immediate placement dental implant procedures using guided implant techniques. Immediate dental implant placement allows those who qualify to undergo tooth extraction and dental implant surgery within the same appointment.

Immediate placement dental implants can be used to remove and replace single teeth, a series of teeth, or an entire arch and can minimize the number of visits it takes to address your tooth replacement needs. In some cases, bone grafting may also be incorporated into the extraction site to provide further support for the implant(s). If you have teeth that cannot be repaired and must be extracted, we welcome you to contact our team today to learn more about immediate placement dental implants. Implants are a long-term solution and are very similar in structure to natural teeth.



What Are the Benefits of Immediate Placement Implants?

Tooth loss can affect proper oral function, a vital component of one's overall well-being and confidence. When tooth loss occurs, a dental implant is often a recommended solution. At Premier Periodontics, we recognize the many benefits immediate placement dental implants can provide. Some of these include:

  • Shortened treatment time: There may be no need to wait months between tooth extraction and implant placement, which speeds up the overall treatment process.
  • Preservation of the jawbone: Immediate implants help reduce bone resorption, thereby preserving the jawbone's natural structure and integrity.
  • Fewer procedures: Patients often require fewer procedures since the implant is placed immediately after tooth extraction, making the process more convenient.

Considering these significant advantages, the immediate placement of dental implants may offer an excellent choice for those seeking to improve their oral health in the most efficient and effective manner.

Who Is a Candidate for Immediate Placement Implants?

Immediate placement implants are often ideal for patients who require tooth extractions due to the following:

  • Advanced bone loss
  • Severe tooth decay
  • Extensive tooth damage
  • Teeth that cannot be salvaged

Before deciding upon an immediate implant procedure, our periodontists will examine your mouth, review your health history and any medications or supplements you take, and discuss your treatment options. Implants may not be suited for patients who smoke, are pregnant, or have certain oral or general health conditions.

How does Immediate Dental Implant Surgery Work?

Before beginning an immediate placement dental implant procedure, the Premier Periodontics team will take 3D cone beam images of your mouth and jaw, which will be instrumental in planning the precise location for your implants. On the day of your procedure, our skilled implant surgeons will numb the treatment site. We may also administer sedation dentistry solutions to keep you relaxed and comfortable during your visit. Your tooth will then be surgically extracted. Bone grafting tissue may be placed within the socket to provide foundational support for your implant.

Using advanced guided implant surgery techniques, which significantly enhance accuracy, we will then position your dental implant screw in the jaw. In certain situations, dental implants can be immediately restored (loaded) to offer same-day aesthetics and proper speaking, biting, and chewing function. Otherwise, we may place a healing cap (abutment) or suture the tissue over the implant and give the area time to heal and integrate with the existing bone.

What Can I Expect After Immediate Implant Placement?

You may experience soreness and swelling in the extraction and implant site. Our surgeons may prescribe pain medication or recommend over-the-counter pain relievers to minimize post-operative discomfort. Special instructions on how to care for the area as you heal will also be provided at the end of your visit. A follow-up visit at Premier Periodontics may be scheduled so that we can evaluate the healing of your implant site. Our office will coordinate with your referring dentist to indicate when the implant is healed enough to be restored with a custom crown, bridge, or denture appliance. 

Does Insurance Cover Immediate Dental Implants?

A portion of your dental implant and extraction procedure may be covered by your dental insurance plan. As preferred providers for several insurance companies, Premier Periodontics will help you maximize your benefits and get the most out of your plan. During your consultation, we will provide an estimate of what we anticipate any out-of-pocket expenses to be. We are pleased to make covering the cost of your care convenient through our easy payment options for dental implants, including special 12-month financing and CareCredit® plans.

Immediate Placement Implants FAQ

Do same-day dental implants hurt?
In our periodontal office, we do whatever we can to ensure you are comfortable during immediate dental implant placement. This includes offering various sedation techniques to help you feel at ease during your immediate implant placement treatment.

How long will same-day dental implants in Seattle, WA last?
When maintained properly, same-day immediate implants can last up to 30 years. To maintain your implants, it is important to attend annual cleanings and continue a good oral hygiene routine that includes brushing and flossing at least twice daily.

What should I eat right after my procedure?
For at least a few days after surgery, you should eat soft foods and incorporate a lot of liquids. Some of the foods you can eat after your immediate implant placement include milkshakes, yogurt, protein shakes, and mashed potatoes.

Same-Day Tooth Extraction and Implant Surgery

Dental implants are preferred by many Bellevue, WA patients for their lasting benefits and lifelike qualities. In a number of cases, our expert implant surgeons can extract a damaged tooth and immediately place a dental implant, which can speed your rate of healing and limit your time spent in the dental chair. To learn if you are a candidate for immediate placement dental implants, call Premier Periodontics and book your appointment today. 

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