Dental implants are a significant breakthrough in dentistry. They have provided a suitable and complete replacement for missing and damaged teeth. One no longer has to continue their life toothless after losing their natural teeth.
Considering the importance of teeth, many techniques used for dental implants have come into existence. An immediate dental implant is one of them. It can be considered another breakthrough in cosmetic dentistry. Within hours, the customer can have permanent teeth in one session.
What does immediate dental implant mean?
Immediate implant or immediate loading implant is the inserting of one tooth or more directly into the jaw. Instead of waiting 3-6 months to heal and fuse into the jaw, crowns and bridges are attached immediately. The immediate implants are designed for this purpose.
The difference between the immediate implant and delayed implant
The delayed implant (traditional option) involves many steps, procedures, and a long period to heal. It also entails more doctor’s visits. The lengthy procedure affects the bone of the gum and the jaw and leaves empty spaces between teeth which reduces their density, causes them to shrink, and to be weakened in the end.
On the other hand, the immediate dental implant has advantages over the traditional delayed one:
- Immediate implantation of the teeth, which enhances the beauty of the face and the mouth. It also saves you the trouble of avoiding laughing or smiling.
- It saves the patient suffering and a second stage-surgery.
- Less pain, speedy recovery, and immediate results.
- Cheaper than the traditional implant due to the fewer visits to the doctors.
Guidelines and protocols for performing immediate implant to the patient:
Having a problem or a worrying medical condition in the mouth results in a complete failure of the dental implantation. Accordingly, those medical conditions need to be addressed immediately before they worsen and overburden the mouth with an artificial input.
Generally, candidates or patients can have the immediate dental implant according to the following factors:
- Bone density and strength, and resilience to the immediate implementation. If the jawbone is poor, the doctor implants the bone first and leaves it many months to heal before implanting the teeth.
- The firmness of the roots of the implanted teeth or the bone.
- The kind and shape of the gum can be an obstacle if it’s uneven.
- The kind, shape, and size of the implanted teeth
- The last factor depends on you, the shape of your mouth, the movement of the jaw…
The steps of immediate dental implant
Some doctors may say that the procedure isn’t or less painful. However, there is a need to use a local anesthetic, or as agreed with your doctor. The procedure begins with pulling the decayed, damaged, or broken tooth gently and with minimal damage to the jaw and the surrounding tissues, then cleaning and disinfecting the area.
After that, the new tooth is implanted in the jaw with a fast rotational force that ensures the firmness of the new dental placement. Therefore, the tooth can last for a lifetime. And then, the dentist can place a crown or a temporary cap on the tooth.
The base of the tooth may be not completely firm in a place. Therefore, the dentist fixes a dental bridge that consists of one or a row of artificial teeth placed over the two neighboring healthy teeth.
After the immediate implant:
The immediate implant can be performed for more than one tooth on the condition that teeth aren’t conjoined, many, contiguous. The most important factor for the success of the surgery is to follow a regular diet of liquids and soft foods which aren’t to be chewed.
The recovery period takes 3-6 months so that your teeth can regain their strength to chew food. It has nothing to do with the bone density or the firmness of your teeth. The teeth become weaker during 1-2 weeks before regaining their strength again and adapting to the newly implanted teeth.
You must follow your doctor’s instructions completely before and after the procedure for having the best results.
To conclude, the dental implant is suitable for only certain patients and cases. However, we certainly can take advantage of the medical advancements in the field of dental implants to make you get natural teeth and a nice smile, no matter how challenging your condition is.
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