Immediate Implants

Immediate implants is also sometime known as one-day implants, single day implants or same day implants. In cases where bone condition and density are favourable, dental implants can now be embedded after tooth extraction. This means that the patient are given new tooth roots upon leaving the office.

Immediate Implants vs Conventional Implants

Stage 1
Implant Site Preparation
  • Tooth extraction
  • Bone grafting
Stage 2
Implant Post Surgical Insertion
Stage 3
Prosthetics Placed On Implant Post
  • crowns
  • bridge
  • hybrid bridge
  • dentures

For immediate implants, if there is still a tooth in place. This means that the tooth is removed and the implant post is placed during the same surgical visit. Stage 1 and 2 is done together. For immediate implants, if there is no tooth in place and there is an existing missing gap, the implant post is placed within one surgical visit. There is no Stage 1 thus Stage 2 is done.
 

Having immediate implants does not neccessarily mean that the dental implant procedure is complete. Whether prosthetics on implant (stage 3) may be done during the same period is dependent on whether immediate load implant is advisable. Otherwise, after stage 2, the implant post is left to heal or osseointegrate for about 2 to 6 months before stage 3 is started.

 

Due to dental implant material, implant techniques and implant technological developments for immediate implants and immediate load implants, the completion time for dental implants has now been cut short from more than 8 months to just 2 months

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Benefits of Immediate Implants

  • Less invasive as tooth is extracted and implant post placed in one surgical visit when gums and bones are only opened once relative to 2 separate surgical visits
  • Shorter treatment time and less trips or visits as implant posts is inserted immediately after tooth extraction

 

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria for Immediate Implants and Immediate Loaded Dental Implants

Below is a list of some of the inclusion/ exclusion criteria for immediate implants and immediate loaded implants. This list is non-exhausive and its feasiblity is also dependent on the judgement of your implantologist on an individualized case basis.

  1. If you have a fractured or decayed tooth that needs to be extracted, a dental implant may be placed at the time of the tooth extraction. However, if your fractured or decayed tooth is infected, immediate dental implant placement is not advisable. There should be no apical disorder or inflammation at the area of the implant site.
  2. Good bone quality and quantity is required for immediate implants to be successful, thus immediate implants and immediate loaded may not be applicable to all cases. Different bone volume and density and preparation techniques will influence the level of stability.
  3. The patient should be healthy and compliant with good oral hygiene.
  4. Other criterias include having good gingival/ periodontal or periapical status of adjacent teeth as well as favourable and stable occlusal relationship.

As with any procedure, it is always important to consult with your dental specialists on whether a particular treatments such as immediate implant and immediate loaded implants are suitable for you.

 

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