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Immediate loading implants

Immediate load implants, also known as "teeth in a day" or "immediate function implants", are an approach in which the dental crown or prosthesis is placed on top of the implant shortly after it is inserted into the bone, in instead of waiting months for osseointegration to be complete. This procedure allows the patient to leave the dental office with temporary or permanent teeth fixed on the same day as surgery.
Immediate loading implants
Immediate loading implants
The immediate load implant placement process generally includes the following stages:
  1. Evaluation and planning: The dentist evaluates the patient's oral health and determines if immediate load implants are appropriate. X-rays and CT scans may be done to assess bone quantity and quality, and to plan implant placement.
  2. Implant placement surgery: The dentist places the titanium implant in the jaw or jaw bone, similar to the process for conventional implants.
  3. Temporary crown or prosthesis placement: Instead of waiting months for osseointegration, a temporary crown or prosthesis is placed on the implant the same day as surgery. These temporary restorations are designed to support limited load and allow basic masticatory function.
  4. Osseointegration: During the following months, the implant integrates with the bone while the patient uses the crown or temporary prosthesis.
  5. Placement of the permanent crown or prosthesis: Once osseointegration has been completed, the temporary restoration is replaced with a permanent crown or prosthesis.
Immediate loading implants
Immediately loaded implants offer several advantages:
  1. Fast aesthetic and functional results: the patient obtains fixed teeth on the same day of surgery, which improves their appearance and ability to chew immediately.
  2. Fewer treatment steps: The need to wait months for osseointegration before placing the crown or denture is eliminated, simplifying the process and reducing treatment time.
  3. Potentially fewer surgeries: In some cases, additional surgery for abutment placement can be avoided.
Immediate loading implants
However, immediately loaded implants also have their risks and limitations. Not all patients are candidates for this type of implant, especially if there is a lack of sufficient bone, poor bone quality, active infections, or general health problems. In addition, there is a greater risk of implant failure if immediate loading prevents correct osseointegration or if the patient does not follow postoperative instructions.

It is important to consult with a dentist or oral surgeon to determine if immediate load implants are the most appropriate option for each patient.

FAQs about Immediate loading implants

Can the patient return to normal life straight after the procedure?

Yes, the patient can resume normal life and activities following the procedure, the discomfort experienced is the same as with conventional implants.

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Conventional implants

In a first surgery, irretrievable teeth are extracted. Three to six months later, a second surgery is performed to place the implants. And between 4 and 6 months later the fixed teeth are placed.

Immediate loading implants

On the same day, irretrievable teeth are extracted, implants are placed, followed by the immediate fixed prosthesis or immediate fixed teeth