Teeth-in-a-Day, or Immediate Load Dental Implants, are the newest innovation in dental implant technology. In most dental implant cases, you are required to have multiple office visits and must wait months before having a permanent implant placed. With immediate load implants, you can walk in and out of our office with a full set of teeth!
Traditional Dental Implant vs. Teeth-in-a-Day
Traditional implants must be left undisturbed for 4-6 months before healing and growth will allow for your tooth to be replaced. This waiting period allows osseointegration to take place between your tooth and implant. The result is a strong, stable implant; however, traditional implants require multiple surgeries (one to place your implant and one to uncover your implant from under your gumline after six months). During the waiting period, you may be forced to wear a bridge or denture-or worse-be without a tooth. While traditional dental implants have a high success rate, the waiting period makes this treatment option difficult, especially in the case of an emergency.
Immediate Load Implants, or teeth-in-a-day, have no waiting period and missing teeth can be placed immediately! As soon as the surgery to place your implant has been completed, we can place a restoration piece without the required six-month waiting period. You can walk out of your appointment with a new tooth that will function normally the same day! Plus, the procedure usually takes only an hour.
Do I Qualify for Immediate Load Dental Implants?
Not everyone will qualify for immediate load implants. Dr. Shlafer will perform a thorough exam to determine if you qualify for immediate load dental implants.
For more information or to make an appointment, give us a call today at (248) 266-8581.