“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.