11 Oct When is The Right Time to Get Dental Implants
Dental Implants are an excellent way to maintain your smile and the alignment of your teeth, which, in the past, may have been disrupted by a missing tooth or other dental procedure. A missing tooth can cause the rest of your teeth to shift out of their normal position, which consequently affects your smile and your chewing process. This is why the treatment are becoming an increasingly popular procedure.
In this article, we’ll be discussing the right time to get dental implants and things you should know before you do.
One of the things you should consider when getting dental implants is proper planning, on both your part and that of the dentist. Dental implant procedures require an evaluation of the area in which your previous tooth used to sit. The natural socket that used to surround your tooth is important for the successful this treatment of the new tooth. We recommend clients who want this treatment to get them after having their tooth extracted, but there are other options as well.
Immediate Dental Implants
For best results, our recommendation is to get your dental implants immediately, or shortly after having your tooth extracted. The benefit of immediate treatment is that the natural socket of your previous tooth is still intact, which could ease the process of the implant for both the client and the dentist.
Postponing Dental Implants
Delaying or postponing your dental implants is another option. Delaying the procedure allows the gums to heal after the tooth extraction, which ensures the gum tissue is protected and the dental implant is better secured. Initial gum healing takes about 1-2 months after tooth extraction. Longer wait times, up to 4 months after the initial tooth removal, allows the bone to recover as well. This allows the dental implant to be more stable and bond better with your jawbone.
Most patients want to have their dental implants immediately after their tooth extraction because they feel insecure about having a missing tooth, which can affect their smile and confidence. However, it is best to consult with a dental professional to decide which timing is best for you.