The tooth is located in the jawbone, the root part is held by the bone and protected by the gum.

When you lose a tooth, the bone and gum decay over time.

☝The longer the missing tooth is not replaced, the deeper the defect, which is harder to restore. It is important to retain the tissue around the tooth immediately, most often by placing an implant immediately after tooth extraction (extraction or extraction).

☝It is easier and cheaper to place an implant (if the bone volume is sufficient), the crown of the future tooth will be more aesthetic and a functioning tooth will be achieved sooner.

It is best to replace a non-restorable tooth with a dental implant, under certain conditions:
📌 Sufficient remaining bone volume after tooth extraction (8-10mm bone volume is required for implant fixation, this can be assessed before tooth extraction by 3D X-ray)

📌sufficient gingival thickness (if the gingiva is thin, it can be increased with its own gingival graft or collagen membrane)

📌has good oral hygiene and the client is responsible (follows the doctor’s instructions)

📌no acute inflammation (rotting teeth)

📌no uncontrollable health problems (e.g. diabetes, high LDL cholesterol, low vitamin D levels, high blood pressure, heart problems, etc.)

📌No active smokers (one pack of cigarettes a day or more)