The two-step process
In the two-step process, the jawbone must first be prepared for implants by creating a new socket. The procedure is not painful or less successful in the end. The extra step includes drilling a small opening in the jawbone where the implant will be situated. Once inserted, the implant is covered with gum tissue. Over the course of several months, it fuses within bone tissue. This process of osseointegration, or bone integration, forms the solid foundation for lifelong function.
Dental Implants Case
Because the socket is open and ready immediately following extraction, it can be an ideal time to place a dental implant. The immediate placement of implants not only eliminates the second step of the procedure, but also seems to facilitate an expedited osseointegration process in which bone fuses around the implant.
With immediate implants, you have the ability to enjoy your new smile now. If you live in the Bay Area and want to work with an experienced implant team, contact the Center for Implant Dentistry for your consultation.