Dental Implants – Anterior
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Implants that are placed in the anterior region (front of the mouth), pose some unique considerations. Most patients are reluctant to go without a front tooth for any extended period of time after it has been extracted. Since the root form of an anterior tooth is smaller and more closely matches that of an implant, an implant can often be placed immediately with a temporary restoration. However, concomitant conditions such as infection and local bone loss in this region can sometimes preclude the ability to place an implant at the time of the extraction. In nearly all cases, if an implant cannot be placed and restored immediately following an extraction, a temporary restoration is provided. This will sometimes require that a coordinated appointment be scheduled with your dentist at the time of the extraction.