Immediate Loading Dental Implants

Immediate loading dental implant is a fixture that is restored on the same day of implant placement surgery. This is commonly done when aesthetic appearance 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.

Immediate Loading Dental Implants

For completely edentulous patients, patients without any teeth, immediate loading of dental implants can be placed to help with retention of full dentures. This is usually referred to as “teeth in an hour.” The newly fabricated  dentures serve as the final restoration. Right after placement of the implants, dentures gets their support by resting on the surrounding alveolar bone.  The implant engagement is minimal. This ensures that osseointegration occurs between the bone and implants and there is less chance of implant failure. Immediate loading implant supported dentures provide patients without any teeth an opportunity to walk out of the dental office with new teeth. Patient usually come back for adjustments to improve the fit.  Placing and restoring the implants with dentures in one day, is also very convenient for the patient because it reduces the number of dental visits normally needed.

Immediate dental implants restored with a denture can be expensive because all of the treatment is done in one day.  Usually the cost of placement of each implant will be between 1500 and 1800 hundred dollars. Cost of an implant supported denture is between 1800 and 2400 dollars.  When you add up all the implants that need to be placed and add the cost of the dentures the procedure can get expensive.  No matter what the cost, the patient goes through a major transformation.  Leaving the dental office with teeth in place can improve the patients self-confidence and how they view themselves.

Placement and restoration of implants
Immediate implant and temporary crown