by on February 16, 2012

Thanks to modern advances in dental implant technology, we can now have tooth implants carried out in one day, unlike traditional methods, where the dental surgeon had to complete two separate procedures over a period of approximately six months. In fact, some treatments extended to nearly two years.

It has taken a long time and much research to perfect the process of immediate loading of dental implants. In 1990, the Sargon Immediate Load Implant System offered an advanced solution to a problem traditional implant methods simply could not address. No other dental implant technique provides patients with the same benefits in such a short time. This advanced system enables patients to acquire natural looking teeth and gums on the same day, all at one sitting. This represents major advances in the dental restoration field and is likely to dominate future dental implantation processes.

Immediate loading of dental implants saves you more than six months of waiting for the tooth implant to heal. This reduces the number of surgical and clinic visits patients must make, therefore limiting the costs of preparation and down time due to surgical recovery. Not only do you get your tooth immediately, you receive functional, natural-looking teeth that can last a lifetime if cared for properly. It is evident that placing the tooth immediately has some advantages over traditional implant systems that only allow delayed tooth placement. Delayed placement of a tooth allows the surrounding gums and tissues to shrink, which may cause a problem later when your dentist tries to insert the implant. This is because the gums can often recede and create an unnatural looking gum line.

Extensive experience with immediate dental implants at the Worthing Dental Centre have shown there is very little discomfort associated with this procedure, with some patients reporting feeling no pain at all during the implant surgery. They have also found the implant is fully functioning almost immediately. In addition, patients report that their family and friends do not notice the difference, because their new replacement teeth have a natural look. This advanced dental technique allows the implant to lock in place, giving it a stronger, more permanent hold than any other implant procedure.

There are two important requirements patients need to meet in order to qualify for the immediate loading of dental implants. First, the gum and surrounding area of the dental implant site must be free of infection. Second, the bone around the failing teeth must be intact and strong enough to support the implantation. Only then will it be possible to extract the root and immediately put an implant directly into the tooth socket.

The dental surgeon implants a titanium post and then carefully places the temporary crown on top. The temporary teeth look very natural and stay securely in place until the implant has healed sufficiently to put the permanent crown in place. With this advanced dental method, patients can save a lot of expense and treatment time normally associated with traditional dental implant procedures.