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
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
Losing teeth through gum disease
Having suffered from gum disease and lost several teeth my wife nagged me into seeking remedial treatment.
I researched treatment both in the UK and Overseas, but being self-employed I really could not afford to take time off and have extensive visits overseas so finding a local specialist I could trust was paramount.
Andrew and his team are indeed one of the most professional you will find and their expertise and understanding of your needs becomes apparent very quickly.
All of my treatment was carried out on premises including CT Scans and Implant surgery saving me valuable days of time and travelling.
I can honestly say the only discomfort in the 4 months of treatment I recieved was getting used to my temporary dentures and Andrew made this very clear from the start that this wouldnt be easy. He was right!
However, treatment now over I now have my IRD’s fitted they look brilliant, fit and work perfectly with no glue, pastes or powders to keep them in place. I am now eating normally again (which I havent done for years) and most of all enjoying smiling at everyone!
If you have any concerns about your teeth, gums or appearance go and see the team at Winning-Smiles – it could change your life, not just your appearance.
Quality Dentistry, Dental Implants
I cannot thank Andrew and his team enough for their highly supportive and professional treatment during my dental implant surgery.
Andrew is clearly a highly skilled dental practitioner and he put me at ease straight away. My case was not straightforward and other dentists were not able to help – Winning Smiles COULD!
I am so impressed by the quality of Andrew’s dentistry and his eye for detail. I HIGHLY recommend this dentist and love my new implants!