What is Immediate Dentoalveolar Restoration (IDR) Treatment?
When you need a tooth extraction, you will also need tooth replacement. There are traditional methods of replacing a missing tooth that can require several visits to the dental office before the process is completed. Immediate Dentoalveolar Restoration treatment is a technique that greatly shortens the time for treatment and recovery.
This technique is a less invasive, simpler and more effective method for tooth extraction and implant and crown placement. The entire procedure can be completed in one day. For patients with a compromised socket (one with bone loss or gum disease), IDR provides a single-stage alternative to more invasive, longer-term traditional procedures. The outcome of IDR is usually more desirable for these conditions than other techniques.
IDR allows for the extraction of the tooth, restoration of a compromised socket, and implant placement in one surgical and prosthetic procedure. Patients appreciate the savings in time and money with this technique formulated by Dr. José Carlos Martins da Rosa.
What is the Immediate Dentoalveolar Restoration Procedure?
A compromised socket cannot adequately accept a dental implant without a bone graft. With IDR, a small bit of bone is removed from the maxillary tuberosity, the area of the upper jaw near the wisdom teeth. This small piece of bone is then shaped to fit exactly into the space between the implant and the remaining gap.
Bone from the maxillary tuberosity has many advantages over that which is usually taken from the chin or ramus for bone grafting. This type of bone is vital to the appearance and maintenance of the bone graft. It also has aesthetic value, as the temporary crown placed on the implant is also crafted from the harvested piece. Additionally, a bone from the maxillary tuberosity aids in faster healing and recovery of both the bone and gums.
Harvesting bone from this area simplifies the single-stage procedure and post-operative risks are also lowered. The implant procedure is longer, more invasive and recovery time is extended when the bone is harvested from the traditional areas. IDR treatment makes a significant difference.
Advantages of IDR Treatment
One of the major advantages for patients receiving IDR treatment is having the single-stage procedure of surgical and prosthetic treatment in one visit. Other advantages of IDR treatment include:
- IDR treatment is a less invasive method of placing a tooth implant in a compromised socket.
- The procedure is simpler and faster when the bone is harvested from the maxillary tuberosity.
- The quality of bone produces effective healing for the bone and gums.
- The overall time for treatment is less than the traditional methods of implant placement.
- Recovery time is reduced significantly.
- Due to the nature of the procedure, fewer dental visits are required.
- Less post-operative care is needed.
- The bone graft and temporary crown are made from your own bone, which has benefits for healing and aesthetics.
- Maintenance is easier with IDR treatment.
- IDR treatment tends to have better outcomes than traditional methods.
- You save time and money with IDR treatment.
Are You a Candidate for IDR?
When you need a tooth removed and the socket has been compromised with bone loss or decayed gums, you may be a good candidate for IDR. Removal of a tooth is an indication that you will need a replacement, and IDR provides an immediate solution. It not only restores the compromised socket, your implant and temporary crown are placed the same day as your extraction.
Schedule Your IDR Treatment Consultation Today!
If you need a tooth removed, or if you have been recommended for IDR treatment, call our office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Dalla. He is one of only a few dentists worldwide with expertise in IDR.
Dr. Dalla has used the IDR technique for years, and he is dedicated to helping patients get same-day treatment. Based in Sacramento, Dr. Dalla is committed to ensuring all of his patients leave with a smile. Contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment with Dr. Dalla.