dental implants“Immediate implants” and “teeth” are the latest buzz words in dentistry.  Do they work?  Yes, but it depends on the unique situation a patient presents with.  It’s great to be able to remove bad teeth and place implants the same day when it is indicated.  After the implants (the foundation)  are placed, a second decision must be made regarding which type of temporary will be placed on top of the implant.

In the anterior esthetic zone, ideally I like to place  a fixed, immediate replacement.  However, if the implant isn’t stable enough at placement and requires time to heal, removable teeth can be placed.  Utilizing either a fixed or removable temporary, patients leave with teeth and a great smile.