By this we mean an implant that is performed 0-48 hours after the tooth has been extracted.
Why is this important?
If a tooth that is visible when the patient smiles, or its root, cannot be saved by any conservative method and an extraction is needed, in such cases, the patient is obviously keen to have the missing tooth replaced as quickly as possible.
Replacing the missing tooth must be carefully planned in all cases when the missing tooth has an important effect on the patient’s appearance.
Every tooth extraction is followed by considerable bone loss. The gum covering the bone recedes and after a few months the papillae of the gum are flattened and become smooth and horizontal. The formerly attractive, healthy, round contours of the gum may disappear forever.
If, however, after the tooth extraction we immediately put in the implant then the attractive, semi-circular shape of the gum will remain and instead of suffering atrophy the bone will begin to grow and any tiny gaps remaining between the tooth socket and the implant will be filled.
In order for the gum to keep its attractive shape a screw must be used to shape it and if the implant is sufficiently stable we make a temporary implant structure and a temporary crown.
Even here, however, we must wait for the jawbone to completely fuse with the implant, which in the case of rapid implants takes about 6 months.
At the end of this period, the final structure and crown are made for the implant.
Today, in addition to crowns containing no metal, for those patients for whom an attractive appearance is important, the implant structure supporting the crown can be made with the help of robot technology from zirconium oxide, which also contains no metal.