Let us have a look at the old technology:
A typical implant seen here, is designed in times when steam
locomotives were on the rails. Such as those, these are outdated and
have so many disadvantages.
- require large amounts of bone
- require healing times of many months
- often require additional bone augmentation (sinus lift with bone grafting)
- are difficult to use in the posterior (the back part of) upper and lower jaw
- consist of several pieces which are connected together with screws
- are expensive
- are sensitive to infection
- have high loss rate
These implants are simply a big problem and rarely indicated today.
Truly speaking this type of dental implants does not meet the demands of the patients at all and actually they do not ally designed for immediate loading and for immediate and long-lasting satisfaction of the patients.
These require only the patients’ own, residual bone for fixation. This results in completely avoiding the risky bone grafting and also avoiding the time delay caused by bone grafting. This means virtually every patient can be treated also risk groups such as smokers and diabetic patients.
Immediate Load Dental Implants
The immediate loading of these implants means that there are no intermediate dentures, no edentulous phase and no secondary operations. There is only one simple and straight-forward surgical phase: Extractions and implant placements, which are performed on the same appointment. This also includes immediate placement of at least a provisional bridge. Patients are never without teeth.
Immediate implants are engineered in a way that they provide thin and polished penetration diameters through the gum. This prevents dangerous peri-implant infections and making the implants virtually infection free. Hence the demand for the patient`s cleaning effort and compliance is reduced to an absolute minimum. However oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups are important.
These dental implants provide large prosthetic freedom for the dentists technicians too. Small surgical errors in implant positioning do not threaten the aesthetic result. This results that even skeletal discrepancies can be compensated easily and teeth may be positioned in regions where no bone is present. This avoids bone grafting.
The thin but well-designed implant body allows good bone healing and bone re-modelling. On the polished implant surfaces no intermediate formation of woven bone is necessary as these surfaces are integrated with the implants right away. The above results the bone healing uneventfully as if there was no implant present.
Immediate loading implants save up to 98% of the treatment time for the patients; thus it can be done in 5 days.