Immediate Load Dental Implants

Immediate Load Dental Implants

Immediate Load Dental Implants

April 18, 2019


Did you have an accident that involved losing a tooth, or do you have a tooth that needs to be replaced immediately? At Dental Implants & Aesthetics Gold Coast, we offer same-day tooth replacement with ‘Immediate Load Dental Implants’.

Traditionally, dental implant treatment consists of at least three separate steps:

  1. The implant placement: After an initial consultation, x-rays and treatment plan approval, your dentist will place the implant fixture and a healing abutment (and sometimes a bone graft) into your jawbone. After this, your mouth requires a healing period between 3 to 6 months. During this time, you are fitted with a temporary denture or bridge. If the area is towards the back of the mouth, it may be left without a provisional.
  2. Provisional restoration placement: After the healing period, your dentist will take an impression of the implant and surrounding teeth and fabricate a provisional restoration on the implant. This step in the treatment sequence is important to allow for the proper development of the soft tissue around the implant head. This step is often not required for posterior teeth where the scalloping of the gingiva is less pronounced.
  3. The restoration placement: 6 to 8 weeks after the placement of the provisional, a final impression will be taken of the implant and the surrounding soft tissues and teeth. Our team will then usually deliver the final restoration within 2 weeks.With same-day dental implants (tooth in a day), steps 1 and 2 of the above sequence are combined. This means our team can replace a missing tooth on the same day. Using state-of-the-art techniques, you will only have to come in for a single appointment to get your new tooth.

How do Immediate Load Dental Implants work?

The first step is removing the tooth or remaining tooth root and placing the titanium dental implant. After an immediate tooth extraction and implant placement, a bone graft is always performed. This ensures the best bone healing and gingival profile.

Your dentist will then attach a provisional crown to the implant. Allowing the patient to walk out with a “tooth” in place.

Generally, immediate-load dental implants can only be placed in areas where the bone structure is strong enough to withstand the immediate load. If, for some reason, a same-day implant tooth is not possible as a solution for your case, then a traditional provisional (such as a temporary bridge or partial denture) will be fitted.

Our team aims to ensure none of our patients walks out without a front tooth!

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Cost of Immediate Load Dental Implants?

The costs of same-day implant crowns are the same as the prices for traditional dental implants. The treatment simply combines steps 1 and 2, which your dentist performs on the same day.

Dental implants fall under ‘major dental’ with most private health funds. This means health funds usually cover a part of the costs. During your consultation, you will receive an itemised treatment plan, which you can take to your health fund to confirm the expected rebate (level of cover).


Contact Us

To find out more about Immediate Load Dental Implants at Dental Implants & Aesthetics, Gold Coast, call our friendly team on 07 5503 1701. Alternatively, you can book a consultation appointment with Dr Franck Page online 24/7.