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Can You Put An Implant In Where a Tooth Has Been Removed?

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If you have had a tooth removed or your due for an extraction, then dental implants may be a suitable treatment for you. Implants act as the new roots of the tooth as they integrate with the jaw bone. They then hold in place the prosthesis which replaces the crown of the tooth (e.g. dental bridge, crown, denture etc).

How Do I Know If I’m Suitable For Dental Implants?

The suitability of dental implants will be very case dependent. What this means is, the site of the missing teeth will need to be assessed to ensure that an implant could be successfully placed. A few factors that need to be considered will be the patients general health & dental health. If you have poor health it can affect the success of the implant, and could cause it to fail. If you suffer from gum disease you will need to have this treated first as it can cause the implant to fail as well as other teeth to fall out.

To successfully place implants you will also need to have enough bone density in the jaw for the implant to fuse with. In some cases, a bone graft may be required before an implant can be successfully placed. Another factor is the space of the gap. If the space is too small, then an implant may not fit in the gap (depending on the anatomy of your jaw).

First Steps

With implant cases it can quickly become very complex and is not as straight forward as other treatments. Because of this, we offer free consultations so we can examine your case and discuss what treatments will be the most suitable for you. At the free consultation there may be a number of different options which can meet your needs. We will clearly explain all suitable options so you are able to make an educated informed decision on how you would like to proceed.

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By Dr Gursh Bajwa

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