Immediate Implant Placement

With traditional implant dentistry, the dental implant hardware is given time to heal before the prosthetic is loaded onto the abutment. However, many patients dislike this option because it requires approximately three to twelve months for the final dental restoration to be completed. In cases where the implant will be done in the front of the mouth, the long wait is particularly concerning. Immediate implant placement, is a newer type of procedure that allows dental restorations to be completed much more quickly, greatly reducing a patient’s time-to-teeth. Immediate implant placement may be done when appropriate at the same time the natural tooth is removed. Immediate loading, also called immediate function, is the loading of a temporary dental restoration or crown into the implanted abutment directly after it is placed. In some cases, patients may be able to have a tooth removed and a temporary tooth placed in the same day.