Immediate Dental Implant

If you know you are about to lose a tooth, or if you have suddenly lost a tooth, there may be a chance that you can get your tooth replaced with an ‘immediate’ dental implant.

If you have lost a tooth and more than two days have gone by since it happened, you’ll find lots of useful information on our Implants for Single Missing Teeth page.

If you have just lost your tooth you need to act quickly

If you have just lost a tooth (for example, as a result of a sporting injury) it may well be possible to put an implant tooth in immediately. You should act quickly though: it only takes a couple of days for the gum to grow down into the socket – and this will make it difficult to put an immediate implant in place.

If you know you are about to lose a tooth

If you know you are about to lose a tooth, come and talk to us before your tooth comes out as this will maximise the chances of an immediate implant being possible.

We offer a free consultation with an implant dentist who will be able to advise you as to whether an implant can be fitted immediately and give you all the alternatives so that you can choose the most suitable course of treatment.

There is never any pressure to proceed, and the information is entirely free of charge.

When are immediate implants possible?’

There are two key conditions that have to be met to make an immediate implant possible:

  • the bone around the failing tooth must be intact;
  • the gum and surrounding area must be infection free.

If both these conditions are met, then it is possible to carefully extract the root and immediately put an implant directly into the tooth socket.

If the implant is sufficiently secure in the bone we can also put the titanium post in place and put a temporary crown on top. This treatment means that the patient can literally come to the clinic with a failed tooth and leave a short while later with a new implant tooth in place.

The temporary teeth look very natural and stay securely in place until the implant has healed sufficiently to put the permanent crown in place.

The advantages of an immediate implant

An immediate implant can save months of waiting for your new tooth. It will reduce the number of visits you need to make to the surgery, and the money you have to spend on preparation and surgery time.

Feel free to browse a gallery selection of our before and after
Dental Implant case studies

Relevant links

Why not book a free consultation?

Once you know what your options are, it will become a bit clearer. We’re happy to help, there’s never any pressure to proceed, and we’ll follow up with written recommendations.

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What they say about us

Implants on the Lower Jaw

Having had a very loose bottom plate I visited Andrew at winning smiles, it was decided that a couple of implants would do, we went ahead and it was the BEST thing I have ever done, Andrew explain it all in a very simple and easy way to understand the treatment, costs etc.

Now I would not hesitate to recommend anybody with a similar problem as mine to visit Winning Smiles and speak to Andrew. Thank very much Andrew and Winning Smiles. Rodolfo

Upper Implant Bridge, Changed My Life

I have had my new teeth nearly 2 weeks now and could not be happier
I had a full upper implant bridge and some filling and cleaning to my existing lower teeth

Now for me, this was a big step as I had probably been to the dentist once in 10 years due to fear mainly, my teeth were in a bad way
as far as me not really going out at all anymore, not smiling at all and just hating the way they looked.

I decided to get the work done and went to a few dentists near London Bridge where I live and found that money and not my interests were at the top of their list so I decided to search further online and luckily found Winning Smiles.

From the moment I arrived I knew I was in the right place, I was comfortable straight away and after a chat, with Toni, I knew they were putting me and my needs first and that was the most important thing for me.

Once the cleaning and filing was done I had the upper implant bridge fitted , by the time the day came I was so relaxed at Winning Smiles I didn’t worry too much about the surgery , I have to say Andrew Fennell was amazing all the way through and is brilliant at his job so if you need any dental work he is the man to see , the surgery was pretty much pain free and I’ve had just a small amount of soreness on the upper roof of the mouth that was expected and I know this is down to Andrews care when he works .

Winning smiles has changed my life and I can’t thank them enough, everyone who works there from the hygienists to reception to the girls who held the tubes and wiped my face I can’t tell you how nice everyone is you’ll have to go and see for yourself they are amazing.

Thank you to the whole team but especially Toni who went beyond to help me and was always there if i needed her from day 1 until now so Thank You so much Toni.

Thank You to everyone at Winning Smiles you really have changed my life