Single Visit Implants and Immediate Loading

Immediate Implants

When implants are placed at the same time as the tooth is removed such a procedure is known as Immediate Implant Placement. It is mainly done in the cases when the bone around the offending tooth or teeth is sound and there is no infection around the tooth to be removed. In this procedure tooth removal and implant placement can be done in single visit. Some times if bone is good in quantity and quality a temporary teeth can also be placed over the implant in one day itself.

 

Advantages of immediate implant placement

  1. It prevents any change in shape of bone and gum surrounding the extracted tooth.
  2. It is convenient for the patient as the implant can be placed the same day when the tooth is removed, so it avoids another surgery for the patient.

Immediate Loading of Dental Implants

In a traditional implant treatment the implant is placed and one has to wait for 3-6 months for the prosthesis fabrication over implants. This involves multiple appointments.

With conventional delayed loading implants patients would have to wait for a long time from the beginning to the end of treatment. Until then the patient had to wear a denture until the implants fused with the bone. With today’s new generation immediately loadable implants the provisional and sometimes the permanent prosthesis can be given to the patient in a week.