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What is Immediate Implant Protocol? Fremont, CA

What is Immediate Implant Protocol?

The term “Immediate Implant Protocol” refers to a single dental implant procedure that involves the placement of a post-like structure (dental implant) immediately after a tooth extraction. 

Traditionally, after a tooth extraction, a healing period of several months is required before bone grafting is done, and then there is a wait of 4-6 months before an implant can be placed.  

However, with the immediate implant protocol, the implant can be inserted immediately after tooth extraction, along with the bone graft, reducing the overall treatment time and eliminating the need for a separate healing period. This protocol is only followed by implantologists and not by general dentists. The major difference is there are no cuts and no stitches with the immediate implant protocol. This allows you to move on in life instead of waiting for over a year to get your final implant crown.

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The Immediate Implant Protocol Process 

The immediate implant protocol typically involves the following steps: 

  1. Evaluation: Dr. Jain or Dr. Gupta will evaluate the patient’s dental and medical history, perform a clinical examination, and take appropriate radiographs or scans to assess the condition of the tooth and surrounding bone. 
  2. Extraction: If a tooth is deemed non-restorable or needs to be replaced with a dental implant, it is carefully extracted, taking care to preserve the surrounding bone. 
  3. Implant placement: Once the tooth is extracted, the socket is cleaned, and the dental implant is immediately inserted into the extraction socket. The implant is typically made from titanium. 
  4. Bone grafting: In some cases, bone grafting may be required to augment the existing bone around the implant site for better stability and support. This step may or may not be necessary, depending on the patient’s bone quality and the specific case. 
  5. Temporary restoration: In immediate implant cases, a temporary tooth is placed on the implant immediately after the implant placement. This temporary restoration helps maintain aesthetics and function while the implant integrates with the bone. 
  6. Healing and osseointegration: Over a period of 3-4 months, the implant undergoes a process called osseointegration, where the implant fuses with the jawbone. This provides a stable foundation for the final permanent restoration. 
  7. Final restoration: Once osseointegration is complete, the temporary restoration is replaced with a custom milled abutment and permanent crown. The final restoration is custom-made to match the surrounding teeth in color, shape, and function. 

Who is Eligible? 

It’s important to note that not all cases are suitable for immediate implant placement. The feasibility of immediate one day implant protocol depends on various factors such as the patient’s overall health, the condition of the tooth and surrounding bone, and the dentist’s clinical judgment. 

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Do You Need a Dental Implant? 

It’s always best to consult with a qualified dental professional/implantologist who specializes in SF dental implants and can assess your specific situation to determine whether the immediate implant protocol is suitable for you. 

Call Center For Implant Dentistry today for your FREE consultation! (510) 574-0496