Immediate Loading Dental Implants
Immediate loading dental implant is a fixture that is restored on the day of placement surgery. This is commonly done when aesthetics is of concern to the patient. A single dental implant can be restored with a temporary crown until the implant is ready for the final restoration. The temporary crown is placed in for aesthetic purposes only. The crown is intentionally left out of the bite to allow the dental implant to fuse completely with bone.
For completely edentulous patients, patients without any teeth, immediate loading of dental implants can be done with full dentures. This is usually referred to as “teeth in an hour.” The dentures serve as final restorations. Because the denture is usually supported by multiple dental implants there is less chance of implant failure. Immediate loading implant supported dentures provide a patient without any teeth an opportunity to walk out of the dental office with new teeth. It is also very convenient because it reduces the number of dental visits.