Immediate Placement Implants Overview
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, which allow those who qualify to undergo a tooth extraction and precision dental implant surgery within the same visit.
This type of approach 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.
"Great appointment today. A quick scan, good news on the bone density, and an appointment to install the socket."- P.C. / Google / Feb 29, 2020
"Tracy Evans cleaned my teeth today, she did an amazing job!"- C.D. / Google / Feb 28, 2020
"Karen was incredible! Her attention to detail and willingness to share insights regarding my concerns was extremely helpful."- T.K. / Google / Feb 27, 2020
"My dental hygienist and the team at Premier Periodontics are really great to work with. They always do a terrific job! I appreciate them. Thank you."- J.A. / Google / Feb 27, 2020
"Had wonderful experience with hygienist Shannon and Dr. Hyun! Could not ask for a better team!"- W.F. / Google / Feb 26, 2020
Best Candidates for Immediate Placement Implants
Immediate placement implants are often ideal for patients who require tooth extractions due to advanced bone loss, severe decay, extensive damage, and functional teeth that cannot be salvaged. Before deciding upon an immediate implant procedure, our periodontists will examine your mouth, review your mediation history and any medications or supplements you take, and discuss all of your treatment options. This approach may not be suited for patients who smoke, are pregnant, or have certain oral or general health conditions.
What to Expect with Immediate Placement Implants
Before beginning an immediate placement dental implant procedure, our team at Premier Periodontics 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 and can administer sedation dentistry solutions to keep you relaxed and comfortable during your visit. Your tooth will then be surgically extracted and bone grafting tissue may be placed within the socket to provide foundational support for your implant.
Using advanced guided implant surgery techniques, which significantly enhances 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.
Immediate Placement Implants Follow-Up
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.
Immediate Placement Implants Insurance Coverage
A portion of your dental implant and extraction procedure may be covered by your dental insurance plan. As preferred providers for several 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.
Skilled Surgical Solutions
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.