Same Day Dental Implants, or Immediate Implants, offer patients the comfort of having a fixed temporary crown immediately after the implant placement. At Mundo Dentistry, 70% of the front and side teeth implant replacements are performed using the immediate replacement protocol.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a titanium screw similar to that used by orthopedic surgeons. The implant is stays under the gums for approximately 4 to 6 months which facilitates bone to implant bonding. The process of bone covering the implant surface, called “osseointegration”, makes the screw solid enough for us to use it as tooth. Once the implant is fully integrated within the bone, a permanent porcelain crown can be fitted.
What is an Immediate Implant?
In most situations, it is possible to insert the implant at the same time as the extraction of the tooth. Using our Cone Beam and CAD/CAM technologies, Dentists at Mundo Dentistry often replace a failed tooth using a surgical stent we make for you chairside. Once the tooth is removed, the socket is carefully cleaned of debris and infection so the implant can be placed into the same hole through the surgical stent. The use of a surgical stent ensures that the implant is placed in exactly the right position in an effort to allow for the perfectly shaped crown to be made for you as well. Most of the time, bone mineral graft is used to fill residual space around the implant. If implant stability can be achieved during surgical placement, our Dentist will determine if an Immediate Tooth Restoration can be attached to it.
Who is a good Candidate for Immediate Implant?
Is it better to wait for the bone to heal before using an implant?
Evidence shows that a small movement of the implant (immediate loading) during healing does not impair bone to implant bonding. Also, when immediately placing an implant there is much less loss of bone around the extraction site, further preserving the natural look and feel of the gums.
How is Immediate Implant different from conventional implant?
Teeth in Just One Day
Final restoration of implants begins within 3-6 months after enough evidence exists that the surfaces of fixtures are covered with healthy bone. After that time, new x-rays and digital impressions are made. Fabrication of the final tooth may take up to 3 weeks, if so, a temporary tooth will be provided. When the fabrication process is complete, the patient will meet with the doctor and try in the final restoration. There may be some final customization steps to be completed before the patient leaves with a beautiful new smile.
If you wear removable dentures or flippers you are well aware of the discomfort. Implant teeth have great advantages of removable options as a new set of fixed teeth include the freedom to speak, eat, and look great during the healing process.