Immediate Loading Of Dental Implants: A Primer

Posted on: 29 April 2016

If you are going to undergo dental implant surgery, it's important to note that, in some cases, you will not have false teeth installed immediately. Rather, the implant process revolves around installing a sort of "base" in your upper or lower jaw and some time will be given in which it is revealed whether your body will accept or reject the implants. However, in other cases, the false teeth can be loaded in 24 to 48 hours after the surgery. Throughout the course of this brief guide, you will learn whether or not this latter case – referred to as "immediate loading" – would be good for you, as well as what you can come to expect from immediate load implants.

Are Immediate Load Implants Recommended?

Although most patients do want immediate load implants, it is, simply put, not right for everyone. The process of immediate loading rests heavily on a number of contingencies and is a decision that needs to be made in close consultation with your dentist and oral surgeon. The installation of an immediate load is not a difficult procedure, at all, but rather, the contingencies rest with the patient. For example, some patients endure severe pain when immediate load implants are installed, while others still have bodies that will outright reject the implant right away. Those with a low bone density should not have immediate load implants installed. Immediate load implants are also not recommended for those with certain teeth configurations, such as gaps in the teeth. In the case of suffering from gap teeth, a much simpler procedure can be applied: bonding.

What Can You Expect From Immediate Load Implants?

After the installation of immediate load implants, there are a few things you should come to expect. Implants are essentially new teeth. As such, you'll have to change your eating and drinking habits accordingly. As you are adjusting to these new teeth, it is recommended that you switch to a soft diet for approximately three months. This should consist largely of soft foods, such as mashed potatoes and corn, and very soft meats. Avoid crisp foods and chewy candies. It will take some time for the implants to completely fuse to the bone, as well. Make sure, during this time, you practice good oral hygiene habits in order to make sure that your jawbone and gums lead a strong and healthy life.

If you have any more questions about immediate load implants, it is recommended that you discuss the matter with your trusted dentist and oral surgeon.

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