Immediate Implants / “Teeth in a day”
Our surgeons at Woodland Hills Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery are uniquely trained in the revolutionary concept of Immediate Implants. This technology was developed by Nobel Biocare and utilizes collaboration between both the restorative doctor and the oral surgeon. This merging of knowledge and experience achieves not only increased safety, but also a more precise implant placement. Our patients benefit from tooth extraction + implant placement + crown placement ALL ON THE SAME DAY.
The fabrication of a temporary prosthesis is completed prior to the surgery. The computer-guided implant surgery is done and you can leave with a tooth. This benefits the patient in that there is less postoperative discomfort, less swelling, and less bruising. Patients can often resume their normal activities the next day.
The process begins when a CAT scan is taken of the patient’s jawbone. This CAT scan allows for the generation of a three-dimensional model of the jawbone that can then be used with virtual reality software to plan the implant placement without the presence of the patient. The results are a more accurate implant placement and less chair time for the patient.