Immediate Load Dental Implants
The Only FDA Approved Immediate Dental Implant On The Market Today
Dental implants have become one of the most effective restoration procedures in the field and are highly recommended for patients needing to fill gaps caused by missing teeth. When they first appeared on the market, dental implants were out of financial reach for the majority of patients due to the high costs of equipment and materials. However, after decades of advancements in technology, the process of placing a dental implant has become more achievable and efficient than ever.
For some patients, the process of getting a dental implant can last for months, between extractions, placements, bone grafts, and recovery. Now, with the only FDA approved device on the market, you could qualify for an immediate dental implant procedure, allowing you to leave with a brand new smile after only one appointment.
Benefits Of Immediate Load (Ultratooth) Dental Implants
Immediate Load (Ultratooth) dental implants are extremely beneficial for patients in both preserving existing natural teeth and protecting the areas where teeth are missing. Unlike most surgical procedures, immediate load dental implants provide:
- Instant satisfactory results
- Increased confidence in self-appearance
- More time in your schedule with fewer office visits
- A comfortable alternative to uncomfortable removable replacements
- Natural looking and functioning teeth
Ultratooth Vs. Traditional Implants
When attending your appointment for your immediate dental implant, the length of time the visit can take will depend on your treatment. If you are seeking a dental implant for a tooth that is decayed or broken, your provider will have to extract the tooth appropriately before the implant procedure can begin. Once the socket is bare, your dentist will begin placing the titanium screw of the implant through the gums and into the jawbone. Surgically placing the screw into the one allows for the process mentioned above, or, osseointegration to take place, providing the strength and durability of a naturally rooted tooth.
After surgically placing the screw, the next step is to put the temporary crown that will remain until your final crown is created. Though brief, this crown will be matched as close as possible to the shape and shade of your teeth to provide a natural looking replacement, immediately improving the appearance of your smile.
The recovery process for both traditional and immediate dental implants is similar. Your mouth will be in a state of shock from the surgical procedure and will need time to recover before returning to everyday functioning. While your implant is anchoring to your jawbone, your dental provider will suggest a soft diet. Hard foods can negatively affect the osseointegration process, causing the implant to fail, so avoiding these at all costs is critical to recovery. Tooth sensitivity is also common after a dental implant. Ensuring foods/drinks are room temperature will help prevent discomfort from cold or hot foods. Finally, when your final crown is completed, you will return to your dentist for the removal of your temporary crown. Your final crown will be fit and approved by your dentist, with adjustments necessary to ensure appropriate placement. The lift of the temporary diet restriction will be dependent on where you are in the recovery process at the time of this appointment. Once you have recovered, you are free to enjoy the benefits of a healthy and beautiful smile- including eating your favorite foods again!