Dental implants need to be anchored into bone. When a tooth is removed, the bone and ridge in that area usually collapses and shrinks over time. Area's that have already lost significant amounts of bone due this or due to infection causing bone loss usually will need a grafting procedure, called guided bone regeneration (GBR), to try to regrow the deficient area of bone before dental implants can be placed. We currently utilize a graft materials that are free of prions, foreign DNA & proteins in order to try to stimulate the body to grown non-sclerotic bone.
If a mild to moderately infected failed root-canaled and/or non-fixable non-molar tooth is in need of being removed that does not have significant bone loss surrounding it (due to gum disease/infection), we are frequently able to place our special dental implant the same day the tooth is removed. This revolutionary, convenient, time saving, faster, same day, minimally invasive dental implant placement procedure also helps to possibly reduce the resorption of the surrounding bony ridge and it helps to reduce the need for additional surgical procedures. About four months later, one can easily have a crown placed on top of the dental implant abutment without any special equipment or parts being needed.
The video below is a medical doctor speaking about root canals & infections: