Immediate dental implants, also called same-day or immediate-loading implants, are dental implants that can have prosthetic teeth attached within one day of the initial procedure. Usually, dental implants have to heal for a few weeks or months before the permanent crowns can be placed. Immediate-loading implants allow your new teeth to be placed right away.
Our staff at Alexandria Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center loves seeing the beautiful results immediate implant patients receive. To learn more about the procedure, contact one of our offices in Alexandria, LA, Natchitoches, LA, or Vidalia, LA.
Are immediate implants right for me?
Many patients are attracted to the idea of having their new teeth right away, but the implants that will work best for you depend on which teeth are being replaced, your bone density, and other factors. To find out if immediate implants are right for you, consider scheduling a consultation with a skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
In general, immediate dental implants can be successful when patients adhere strictly to their post-operative instructions. You may have to maintain a soft foods diet while the implant finishes fusing with your bone (a process called osseointegration). Patients who cannot commit to this lifestyle change for a few months may want to consider non-immediate implants.