The placement of teeth on dental implants normally involves a period of time from the time the implants are placed until we fix the teeth on them. This is the so-called “osseointegration period”, which is usually around two months.
This circumstance, which does not involve major problems when it comes to replacing molars, can be more difficult to assume when the teeth that are in poor condition (and that we must replace) are front teeth, which are visible, or are all the teeth in the mouth.
In these cases, respecting the aforementioned waiting period means an esthetic problem, since we can find ourselves with a visible gap in our smile for several months and, if it is the whole dentition, also a functional problem, since it is impossible to chew.
What does immediate loading of dental implants consist of?
Immediate loading” is a shortcut that allows the dental specialist to avoid these problems. It consists of, under certain circumstances, extracting the defective teeth, placing the implants and putting fixed teeth on them, all on the same day. In this way, the patient goes from having no teeth, or teeth in very bad condition, to being able to enjoy fixed teeth in 24 hours.
From that moment on, the patient has teeth that allow him/her to eat, socialize, function in general with comfort and, above all, with confidence. This means a radical change in wellbeing that is achieved from the very first moment, since, if the conventional protocol is followed, after placing the implants it is necessary to spend at least 8 weeks without teeth or with removable appliances.
How effective is it?
The success rate of implants for this type of situation is very high, which means that we can use it in daily clinical practice with total confidence when the previous examination of the candidate indicates that he/she meets the appropriate conditions.