Outstanding specialist in Dentistry, Dr. Rodríguez Fernández is an expert in dental aesthetics, implantology and periodontics. He is manager and medical care manager of the Emilio Rodríguez Dental Clinic, and professor of the Master of Surgery and implant-prosthesis at the University of Córdoba. The following article explains when and to whom the immediate loading implants are applied.
Immediate loading implants are a type of dental implant that receives a fixed prosthesis in a period of time that does not exceed 48 hours after placing it.. This prosthesis is temporary or temporary and may be functional or not.
When and to whom immediate load implants are applied
Immediate loading implants are the most frequent option when it comes to implants located in areas of high aesthetic commitment, as well as when a total replacement of a patient's teeth is necessary.
This treatment is applied to those people who have lost a tooth in an esthetic zone, healthy patients who have good oral hygiene habits. However, it is not recommended for very smokers and patients with no hygienic habits, as well as in patients with untreated periodontal disease.
Preparations for immediate loading implants
Before any type of incision, an objective must be established that is easy to reach, without creating false expectations for the patient. For this, it is very important that a specific study is made of each case that must be accompanied by the following steps:
- Selection criteria of the patient.
- Photo studio.
- Study of models and occlusion.
- Complete radiological study.
Having a thorough and detailed study of the case will help to minimize the risks and increase the chances of success.
To ensure that the provisional implant is correctly applied, it is important to have good bone anchorage and abundant gums around it.
How long the immediate loading implants last
This type of prosthesis is usually manufactured in resin, so its period of duration in the mouth does not exceed six months. During this time the implant is osseointegrated and the soft tissues are modeled by the anatomical shape of the provisional tooth or denture.
That they are temporary implants allows good communication between the patient, the practitioner and the laboratory technician, since the first of the three can decide the shape and color of the teeth from these temporary. The doctor can define the appropriate occlusal contact points and modify the gum space to achieve maximum naturalness. This information is transmitted to the dental laboratory technician to manufacture a fully customized prosthesis that fits the needs of the patient.
The success of this treatment modality is conditioned by the patient, the expert and the laboratory technician, which allows reaching a high success rate.
The price of this surgery is significantly higher than standard dental implants, since it is necessary to have a prosthesis the same day of the intervention.