Immediate loaded / Single day implants – a Royal replacement for your missing tooth


Are you worried about losing your tooth? Immediate loaded/single day implants offer you a good solution. They are very commonly used to replace front teeth, immediately after extraction. Missing a front tooth can be very embarrassing for a patient. Immediate loaded implants pave the pathway for an aesthetically pleasant appearance, thereby imparting a classic and confident smile.

What are immediate loaded implants or single day implants?

These same day implants are implanted immediately following an extraction, into the fresh socket. Many at times they are loaded with the crown so as to give a pleasing appearance. Since the bone has to be formed around the new implant, it is very much mandatory to keep the area free of chewing forces for many weeks together. Disturbing them with masticatory forces, do not allow the implant to become stable in the socket. This is one common reason, as to why the front tooth is often chosen for this royal replacement.

In cases where an upper or lower jaw has to be replaced with dentures, all on four implants are loaded and a denture is made to fit over them. Due to different bio-mechanics, mild chewing forces can be well tolerated by the implants. Gone are the days when patients wear full removable or partial dentures. Multiple implant replacements help them have dentures fixed to their bones and function normally.

Who are ideal patients for immediate loaded implants?

  • Young & healthy patients
  • Patients who are non-smokers
  • Non-diabetic
  • Good periodontal status with healthy bone that can grow well

As such there is no absolute contra-indication to immediate loading implants. The patients has to be chosen on a case by case basis. He or She should not have any aggravating factors that will lead to an implant failure.

Surgical Procedure for Single day Implants

With the use of advanced 3D computed tomography and imaging techniques it is easy for the surgeon to have a detailed information of the surgical site. The width, depth and texture of bone in the implant site with other necessary details are studied using the CBCT software. This study enables surgeons to make a preliminary simulation of how implants can be placed in the jaw bone, with practically zero margin of error.

Immediate implants are done following extraction of a tooth, and this has to be decided by your dentist after careful assessment. Implants are rendered by dentists who are well trained in implantalogy. An oral surgeon, prosthodontist and a periodontist together will form a good team to work on implants more precisely. It involves placing a pre designed, measured metal part inside the jaw bone on the extraction site and the counterpart or the crown abutment is fixed to it. That helps to perform normal functions of a tooth. Bone remodelling and augmentation has to be followed up to observe adaptation of the new implant to the extraction site. Very minimal chewing forces has to be given for few months to aid in bone formation in the extraction site.

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