What Is Immediate Dentoalveolar Restoration (IDR) Treatment?
IDR treatment is a quick and simple reconstructive procedure to effectively extract and replace a tooth in one treatment. Under normal circumstances, replacing a single tooth is a relatively simple procedure. However, when bone loss or periodontal disease is present, a different approach is required.
When there are such complications, treatment times are often longer and more involved, and results may not be optimum. To eliminate this scenario, Dr. José Carlos Martins da Rosa developed the Immediate Dentoalveolar Restoration (IDR) technique.
IDR restores problematic dental sockets, allowing for tooth implants to be placed in a less invasive manner. It is a single-stage, surgical and prosthetic procedure that can be accomplished in one day.
What Is the Immediate Dentoalveolar Restoration Procedure?
A small portion of bone is taken from the upper jaw near your wisdom teeth. This area is known as the maxillary tuberosity. Bone from this area is vital to the appearance of the graft and its maintenance. It simplifies the procedure and lowers post-op risks while decreasing the length of the procedure and recovery time.
This sliver of bone is used to restore the missing bone at the implant site. It is formed to fit perfectly into the targeted area between the implant and the remaining gap. At the same time, a temporary crown is constructed from the same piece of extracted bone and also put in place. The IDR procedure is less invasive and requires fewer visits than traditional methods.
Advantages of Immediate Dentoalveolar Restoration Treatment
The IDR technique for tooth replacement has several advantages:
- It is a less invasive method of tooth implant, and therefore, recovery time is faster.
- Harvesting the bone for grafting from the maxillary tuberosity is easier than removing it from the chin or ramus, as is traditionally done.
- The quality of this type of bone fragment acts as the biological membrane. This allows effective healing of the bone and gum.
- The IDR procedure time is shorter than traditional methods, so it requires fewer visits to the dentist.
- The procedure does not require as much ongoing post-operative care.
- There are benefits from the graft and crown being made from your own bone.
- Maintenance is easier, and the outcome is better.
- IDR treatments are cost-effective.
Are You a Good Candidate for IDR Treatment?
If you require tooth extraction and have bone loss or gum decay, you may be a good candidate for this procedure. Compromised sockets benefit from IDR treatment, as it is faster and has better outcomes than traditional methods.
Schedule Your IDR Treatment Consultation Today!
IDR treatment is a more effective and faster treatment than traditional methods for tooth replacement with a compromised socket. Patients with gum disease and bone loss who need an extraction and tooth replacement will appreciate the advantages with IDR treatment. With less recovery time, faster healing and a better outcome using your own bone, tooth replacement can restore your smile in just one visit.
If you are in California and have questions about IDR treatment or have had this treatment recommended to you, or if you are looking for alternatives to traditional methods of tooth replacement, call our office to schedule an appointment.
There are very few dentists worldwide who are skilled in the IDR technique. Dr. Dalla has been performing this procedure for years, and he is dedicated to providing his patients with same-day treatment. Based in Sacramento, California, Dr. Dalla is worth the trip if you need an effective, fast restoration for a tooth that needs extraction. Contact us today for more information.