Dental implants involve a metal root, often embedded within the jawbone, which supports an artificial tooth to replace a missing natural tooth. Implants have become one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures due to the natural look and feel of the implants. But the length of treatment time for traditional load dental implants can scare off patients – or make patients look into one of the immediate load implant options, which include a short wait implant type and a same day installation implant.
What are the different load times for dental implants – and who should consider the immediate load options?
Traditional Load Dental Implants
Traditional dental implants involve inserting the root into the drilled jawbone, closing the gum tissue shut over the area to promote healing, and then waiting a number of months until the jawbone fuses around the root. The fusion process, formally called osseointegration, is required to securely hold the root in place.
A temporary bridge or other short-term dental replacement can be placed over the site to keep your smile looking good while you wait for the bone fusion. But you will need to make periodic visits to the dentist's office to check on the status of the fusion. The good news is that this setup means your dentist will catch any fusion failures before the actual artificial crown is snapped into place.
Short Wait Dental Implants
Short wait dental implants can involve the dentist placing the implant root in the hole and waiting a few weeks before placing the artificial tooth on the root's post. The weeks-long waiting time can allow the dentist to start to see signs of oasseointegration before the crown is attached.
You won't need to use a temporary artificial tooth in this setup. Your dentist might be able to catch any osseointegration failures before the crown is in place but there will still remain a lot of healing time left after your crown is placed. There's a chance that the osseointegration will fail and the dental implant will fall out due to the lack of support.
Same Day Dental Implants
Same day dental implants involve the dentist placing both the dental root and the artificial crown during the same office visit. There is no wait time to see if the osseointegration has begun and you obviously won't need a temporary dental replacement since you will walk out with the completed implant.
You will still need to adhere to a followup appointment schedule for your dentist to check the status of the bone fusion. The major potential downside of same day dental implants is that the osseointegration could fail and you would need to start the process again from square one.
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