When the need to have a tooth removed arises there can be an unpleasant consequence of a “dark hole” in our smile. While it is acceptable for young children to smile with missing teeth, adults with gaps in their smile are regarded with a different light and may suffer from low self esteem and a difficulty to chew and speak. The discovery of dental implants, allows Dr. Daniel Kaufman to offer an immediate replacement to a hopeless tooth that needs to be removed. It can be achieved with placing an immediate implant supported crown at the same time, the tooth is removed.
Research shows that there are many benefits for the immediate replacement with a dental implant and a crown and the success rates are comparable to the staged treatment done over a longer period of time. The immediate replacement includes three stages done all at once:
1.Removal of the existing tooth or tooth root.
To achieve a successful outcome it is critical to have your tooth, removed without damage to the surrounding supporting bone. To achieve an a-traumatic extraction Dr. Daniel Kaufman uses the piezoelectric system. If supporting bone is missing or lost after the tooth removal, it could lead to unsightly gum recession and insufficient support for the implant. In these cases Dr. Daniel Kaufman can add artificial bone and a supporting blanket, called a membrane to restore the missing bone.
2.Insertion of the implant, which will become the root part of the new tooth.
Following the removal of the tooth, the site is thoroughly cleaned to remove any foreign matter and room is made inside the bone to allow for the insertion of the implant. It is important for the implant to be anchored strongly to the bone, only this way will the bone around an implant be able to heal. Since the available bone will define the size of implant. Choosing the right-sized implant for each individual situation and making sure that it is placed in exactly in the right position are both critical to success. We at Tooronga Family Dentistry have a large selection of implant sizes to allow for every possibility. After the implant is properly and carefully placed, the bone will bridge the gap and heal by fusing to the implant.
3.Attaching a crown, which will become the new tooth you see in your mouth .
Once the implant is securely inserted into the jawbone a crown is attached to provide a scaffold for the gum tissues to heal around it. It is important, for the implant to be placed so that it is buried beneath the gum tissues and below the surface of the bone in the right position, to allow for the crown to look like a natural tooth. But since it is important to keep the implant very stable, it is critical that the newly attached temporary crown is made so that it is free from contact with the opposing teeth, which could displace the implant.
Once the implant is fully fused and integrated with the bone, the temporary crown can be removed and replaced with a permanent one.