For patients facing tooth loss, the prospect of gaps in their smiles for months can be disheartening. But what if there was a way to receive your replacement tooth the very same day as your implant placement? With innovative immediate-load dental implants at Family Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry, Dr. Richard Grubb is transforming smiles without the extended timeline of traditional implants.
Call (410) 939-5800 to learn more about our dental implant solutions in Havre De Grace!
Immediate-load dental implants are a revolutionary treatment that allows patients to receive replacement teeth the same day as their implant surgery. With traditional dental implants, patients must wait three to six months after surgery for the bone to fuse securely around the implant. This waiting period meant enduring months without a tooth in place or a temporary restoration.
With immediate-load implants, the implant is secured into the bone socket, and a crown is placed on the abutment in the same appointment. The patient leaves with a functional replacement tooth already in place. These implants eliminate the need for a second procedure and shorten the patient’s time without a natural-looking smile.
Immediate-load dental implants provide patients with numerous benefits:
Immediate-load dental implants are suitable for most patients needing single or multiple tooth replacements. Good candidates should have sufficient bone density and volume at the implant site. The surgeon will determine if the jawbone needs any supplemental procedures like bone or gum grafting to support the implant.
Ideal candidates don’t have active gum disease or uncontrolled diabetes that can interfere with healing. They should also commit to proper at-home care and oral hygiene habits. Following postoperative instructions helps ensure the best results.
Heavy smokers may not be good candidates for immediate-load implants. The chemicals in cigarettes and tobacco products can significantly increase failure risks. Patients should consider quitting smoking for a period before and after the procedure.
Our Havre De Grace dentist will first administer local anesthesia or sedation dentistry to numb the area for implant surgery. Once the area is numb, we’ll use precision dental tools to extract any damaged natural tooth and thoroughly debride the socket in preparation for the implant.
Using advanced guided drilling kits and technology, Dr. Grubb will create channels at the precise angle, shape, and depth within the jawbone to accommodate the implant. This optimized precision helps maximize implant stability upon placement.
The biocompatible titanium implant is then placed into the prepared bone socket and secured into position. Dr. Grubb will attach a small abutment post to the top of the implant to the visible crown.
We’ll fit your immediate crown to the abutment to complete the restoration. This crown matches the color, shape, and function of your original natural tooth. It allows you to have a replacement tooth immediately after the implant surgery.
While immediate-load implants promote quick healing, proper aftercare improves outcomes. Following these tips can help keep your implants healthy:
For more information on immediate load dental implants or to schedule your consultation, contact Dr. Richard Grubb at Family Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry in Havre De Grace, MD, today at (410) 939-5800.
Discover how immediately restored implants can transform your smile and oral health! We look forward to helping patients from the Havre De Grace area, including Perryville, Aberdeen, and Churchville, MD.