Immediate Load Implants
Prior to the introduction of implants, many patients who were missing numerous teeth were forced to endure the problems associated with removable dental appliances. Today, implant-retained restorations have become an integral part of dental treatment planning. The overwhelming success of this treatment has led to implant restorations being routinely utilized to successfully replace missing teeth.
Recently, it has been discovered that loading of dental implants immediately following placement is not only possible, but provides the same degree of success as waiting for integration to occur. Immediate loading of the implants provides a greater service to the patient as fewer appointments are needed to produce the prosthesis. By utilization of a provisional restoration, the restoring dentist is able to test the vertical dimension and occlusal relationships prior to construction of the final casting. This saves both time and money.