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Post extraction implants

Post-extraction dental implants are those that are placed in the socket (the hole left by the root of the tooth) just after extracting a tooth. The idea is to take advantage of the existing space and bone structure to facilitate implant placement and reduce overall treatment time.
Post extraction implants
Post extraction implants
The post-extraction dental implant placement process includes the following stages:
  1. Assessment and Planning: The dentist examines the patient's oral health and determines if tooth extraction and immediate implant placement are appropriate. X-rays and CT scans may be done to assess the quantity and quality of bone.
  2. Tooth Extraction: The dentist carefully removes the tooth, trying to preserve the bone and gums around the socket.
  3. Implant placement: Immediately after removing the tooth, the dentist places the titanium implant in the socket. In some cases, a bone graft can be placed to reinforce the support of the implant.
  4. Abutment and crown placement: Abutment and crown placement can occur at the same time as implant placement, but this will depend on the stability and osseointegration of the implant. In some cases, it is necessary to wait for osseointegration to complete before placing the abutment and crown.
Post extraction implants
Post extraction dental implants offer several advantages:

  1. Reduced overall treatment time: By placing the implant immediately after extraction, some of the steps required in the conventional dental implant process are eliminated, which can reduce overall treatment time.
  2. Bone and Gum Preservation: Immediate implant placement helps maintain bone and gum structure, which can improve cosmetic and functional outcome.
  3. Fewer surgeries: by combining the removal and placement of the implant in a single procedure, the number of surgeries required is reduced.
Post extraction implants
However, post-extraction dental implants also have their risks and limitations. Not all patients are candidates for this type of implant, especially if there are active infections, lack of sufficient bone, or if the socket anatomy is not suitable for implant placement. Furthermore, the osseointegration process can be affected if the implant is not properly stabilized in the socket.

It is important to consult with an implant specialist to determine if post-extraction dental implants are the most appropriate option for each patient.

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Conventional implants

In a first surgery, irretrievable teeth are extracted. Three to six months later, a second surgery is performed to place the implants. And between 4 and 6 months later the fixed teeth are placed.

Immediate loading implants

On the same day, irretrievable teeth are extracted, implants are placed, followed by the immediate fixed prosthesis or immediate fixed teeth