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One or few Teeth Missing

When a patient has only one or a few teeth missing as a result of failed root canal treatment, trauma, or a fracture, the tooth can normally be removed and implants being inserted on the same day with temporary crowns being fitted. This procedure is known as ‘Immediate Implantation’.

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A healing period of between 4-16 weeks if recommended if:

  • the tooth has been missing for several years.
  • The patient is wearing a partial denture.
  • The jaw bone is in poor condition.
  • The teeth surrounding the implant are in a poor state.