As an alternative to the classic implant, which requires numerous visits to your dentist, additional costs and a prolonged treatment, immediate load dental implants have implicit advantages.
Using a special knife (or scalpel) with a round blade, your dentist removes a part of the gum in the proximity of the upcoming implant. Also, during this stage he or she performs the osteotomy. Then your dentist screws the implant in, making sure the gums don’t get to the original position (thus leaving opened the space between gums and the future artificial tooth). Keep in mind that this reduces to one the number of surgeries necessary for the implant. From this stage onward, once the body accepts the implant and the place is healed, the dental crown can be fixed in place.
Keep in mind
+ The first major advantage is the reduction of the treatment and of the entire set of problems deriving from it: pain discomfort, problematic chewing while exposed to partial healing, and the aesthetic factor.
+ There are no indexed differences between how do the immediate implants and classic implants succeed as far as the osseointegration is concerned.
+ Early implants will reduce the risks for malocclusion and/or malposition.
+ The ergonomics of the immediate load implants is another important plus.
+ Aesthetically, the quality of gums related to an immediate implant is superior to those involved in a classic implant
– Just like with the classic implant, some diseases delay the healing process: pituitary insufficiency, hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus, sarcoidosis and hemophilia et al.
– If you are under a treatment, your dentist may refuse to perform the procedure due to medical reasons. This is especially the case of medication related to heart conditions, blood pressure or blood-related problems. Also, some endocrinological treatments may lead to the same situation.
As this type of implant is very new, there is little information regarding its efficacy in the long run, but neither is there scientific data to suggest that it is less stable than the classic one. Obviously, the most important benefit is the increased satisfaction of the patient as it reduced both the healing time and the treatment time.