Immediately Loaded Dental Implants21 June 2019 Categories: Dental implant
Dr Tim Doswell
The “immediate implant” has become a very popular treatment option at The Raglan Suite. Once considered a rather unconventional approach, it has now become a widely accepted and extensively researched technique which delivers truly beautiful aesthetic results. This is because by using this technique, there is very minimal tissue shrinkage and the papillae are maintained.
The technique is particularly useful for any tooth in the aesthetic zone but in selected cases can be used for molars. The work flow can be used
for single teeth, replacement of failed bridges and even a full arch. The technique means that an uncomfortable temporary denture or unreliable adhesive bridge is no longer required as a provisional crown is fitted to the implant during surgery. The patient is only given local anaesthetic once as the implant is fitted at the same time as removing the tooth. This more efficient workflow means that overall treatment time is reduced to 3 months.