Dr. Rojo talks about immediate loading dental implants
What are immediate loading implants?
At the beginings of the implantology it was necesary to wait a period of 6-9 months from the implant placement to the prosthesis placement. This period was mandatory to achieve a predictable result. Nevertheless, since 10 years ago with the new implant surfaces diferent protocols has been studied. These protocols consisted in the placement of the implant and the prosthesis at the same time. These treatments were successful and after performing more studies it was demonstrated that the success was the same as the convencional protocols if these treatments were carried out in the correct cases. Nowadays it is a daily practice procedure.
In conclusion, with the inmediate loading protocol the patient recieve a fixed dental prosthesis the same day of the implan placement and take advantage of all the benefits of having fixed teeth from the first day.
Wich are the benefits compared with convencional dental implants?
The main benefit of immediate loading is that the patient will wear a fixed dental prosthesis from the first day (day of implant placement). This implies an obvious functional and aesthetic improvement. Using this technique we avoid the period were the patient has to wear a removable denture.
It can be done in all patients?
It is necesary to meet some requirement to carry out immediate loading implants. One of them is related with the primary stability of the implant at implant placement. It is important that the implant stays fix from the first time. These will depend on the bone quality and quantity. Another important factor is that patient needs to know that he will not bite hard food at the begining of the treatment.
Due to the necesity of fullfill all these requirements, it is mandatory to perform a comprehensive clinic and radiologic analysis. Clinical trials demonstrated that if all requirements are fullfilled immediate loaded implants are equal than convencional implants in terms of long term success.
Which are the risks?
Conclusions of the latest studies afirmed that these is a predictable treatment when is properly performed and the patient well selected. The risk remain in the lack of osseointegration if the technique is not properly done.
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