Immediate Load Implants


About This Treatment

When an implant is loaded, it means the implant is fitted with the prosthesis, restoring the
patient’s ability to eat, talk, and smile. With an immediate load dental implant, we fit the
prosthesis on the same day as inserting the implant, sometimes in as little as an hour after the
implant is fitted.

The Process

Immediate load implants, also often referred to as “same-day
implants” or “Teeth in a Day,” provide a solution for patients
who desire an expedited process for implant placement and
restoration. This procedure allows for the dental implant and a
temporary crown or bridge to be placed on the same day,
circumventing the traditional waiting period for
osseointegration. Here’s an overview of the procedure:

Consultation and Assessment

  1. Evaluation:
    • Comprehensive dental examination, possibly including X-rays or 3D scans, to assess oral health and bone density.
  2. Treatment Planning:
    • Developing a tailored treatment plan, including selecting suitable implants and discussing expectations, benefits, and risks.

Pre-Procedural Steps

    1. Tooth Extraction (if needed):
      • Removal of compromised teeth.
    2. Pre-Operative Planning:
      • Advanced planning using diagnostic images to ascertain optimal implant placement.

Implant Surgery

    1. Implant Placement:
      • Administering anesthesia or sedation.
      • Placement of the dental implant into the jawbone.
    2. Temporary Restoration:
      • Attaching a temporary crown or bridge to the implant, providing aesthetic and functional benefits immediately.

Healing and Osseointegration

    1. Protection:
      • Ensuring that the temporary restoration is functioning in a manner that minimizes stress on the immediate implant during the healing period.
    2. Healing:
      • Allowing time for the jawbone to heal and integrate with the implant, even though a temporary restoration is already in place.

Creating and Placing Permanent Restoration

    1. Impressions and Design:
      • After the implant has integrated into the bone, taking impressions or digital scans to create the permanent crown, bridge, or denture.
      • Crafting the final restoration, considering aesthetics and function.
    2. Placement:
      • Removing the temporary restoration and attaching the permanent one, ensuring optimal fit and function.

Aftercare and Maintenance

    1. Recovery:
      • Following guidelines for care and hygiene to support recovery and maintain oral health.
    2. Follow-Up Visits:
      • Regular check-ups with the dental professional to monitor implant status and overall oral health.
    3. Long-Term Care:
      • Adhering to a rigorous oral hygiene regimen and ensuring regular dental visits to prolong the longevity of the implant and restoration.

Long-Term Maintenance

Depending on the materials used and individual factors, the restoration might require adjustments or replacement after several years of use.

Before and After


Patient Stories


How long is immediate implant recovery?

After 2 weeks, most patients are fully recovered. The implant site may feel slightly tender to the touch, but should feel completely healed and normal. The implant will continue to heal and bond with the jaw bone over the following 3-6 months, but the initial healing process will be over.

What are the advantages of immediate loading of dental implants?

Advantages of Immediate load Dental Implants

  • A better method for developing soft-tissue site of the single-tooth restoration.
  • Provides efficient fabrication of the final restoration.
  • Saves time duration until the prosthesis.
  • More acceptable to patients (than the removable substitute)

What if I don’t have enough bone for dental implants?

The CBCT scan lets us know in advance of dental implant treatment if you don’t have the necessary height and width of bone. In this case, we can augment the bone using a bone graft, which can be done before or at the same time as your cosmetic teeth implant surgery.

When should I do immediate implants?

Ideal candidates for the immediately loaded approach to tooth extraction and dental implants are patients who need a tooth extracted, but the surrounding bone is not overly compromised by infection or by severe bone loss.

What precisely are Immediate Load Implants and how do they differentiate from traditional implant methods?

Immediate Load Implants, often referred to as “same-day implants” or “teeth in a day,” embody a revolutionary approach in dental implantology, facilitating the placement of the dental implant and provisional restoration within a singularly orchestrated surgical session. Contrary to conventional protocols which uphold a segmented approach involving implant placement, healing phase, and subsequent prosthetic restoration, immediate load implants seek to synergize these phases, offering both a temporal efficiency and immediate aesthetic restitution. This technique necessitates stringent surgical and prosthetic precision to ensure optimal biomechanical alignment, aesthetic harmony, and sustainable implant integration amidst the accelerated timeline.

How viable is the long-term success of Immediate Load Implants?

The long-term viability of Immediate Load Implants, whilst resonating successfully with numerous patients, is interwoven with an intricate tapestry of factors, including bone quality, implant positioning, occlusal dynamics, and patient adherence to post-operative care protocols. While immediate load implants can showcase favorable long-term outcomes, their success is substantively scaffolded by meticulous planning, adept surgical and prosthetic execution, and vigilant post-operative management, thereby facilitating optimal osseointegration and functional resilience amidst the expedited procedural timeline.

Are all patients suitable candidates for Immediate Load Implants?

Suitability for Immediate Load Implants is sculpted by a constellation of clinical and biological variables. Factors such as bone density and volume, the strategic integrity of implant positioning, overall health, and the capacity to adhere to stringent post-operative protocols collectively influence candidacy. Whilst offering a compelling solution for many, a detailed diagnostic and clinical evaluation is imperative to discern the appropriateness of immediate load implants for each unique individual, ensuring that the selected approach harmoniously aligns with the biomechanical, aesthetic, and temporal contours of the patient’s needs.

How does the post-operative recovery of Immediate Load Implants compare to traditional implants?

The post-operative trajectory of Immediate Load Implants, while converging with the aesthetic and functional utility offered by the provisional restoration, demands a heightened adherence to meticulous care and activity modification to safeguard the nascent osseointegration process. The immediate functional and aesthetic restitution needs to be delicately balanced with mindful avoidance of undue load or stress on the freshly placed implants. While the immediate aesthetic and functional benefits are tangible, a circumspect approach towards recovery, and perhaps subtle modifications in masticatory habits, may be advocated to navigate the healing phase successfully.

What are potential complications or challenges associated with Immediate Load Implants?

Potential challenges with Immediate Load Implants might encompass compromised osseointegration, micro-movements of the implant, or prosthetic complications, each of which can be influenced by factors such as surgical technique, prosthetic alignment, and post-operative management. The intimate synchrony between surgical and prosthetic phases and the immediacy of functional restitution necessitate a scrupulous orchestration of clinical protocols to mitigate potential complications and ensure the sustainable integrity of the implant and restoration amidst the immediate load scenario.

How do I maintain my Immediate Load Implants to ensure durability and longevity?

Maintenance of Immediate Load Implants pivots on the pillars of diligent oral hygiene, regular professional evaluations, and mindful functional habits. Ensuring thorough and regular cleaning of the implant and restoration, adherence to prescribed oral hygiene protocols, and regular dental check-ups facilitate the longevity and functional harmony of the immediate load implants. Additionally, ongoing vigilance towards avoiding detrimental habits such as bruxism or leveraging the implants for undue loads can further fortify their durability and sustainability.

Can Immediate Load Implants be used for replacing multiple teeth or full arches?

Indeed, Immediate Load Implants can be judiciously employed to replace multiple teeth or even full arches, subject to the fulfillment of specific clinical criteria and strategic planning. Systems such as All-on-4 leverage the concept of immediate load implants to provide full-arch rehabilitation with a minimal number of implants, offering immediate functional and aesthetic restitution. The strategic positioning, angulation, and prosthetic design are meticulously orchestrated to ensure optimal load distribution and aesthetic congruence amidst the immediacy of the restoration.

How does the cost of Immediate Load Implants compare to traditional implant protocols?

The cost delineation for Immediate Load Implants, while reflecting the nuances of the accelerated and consolidated procedural timeline, might also encapsulate the intricacies of surgical, prosthetic, and laboratory workflows that are synchronized within the compacted treatment phase. The cost may be influenced by factors such as the complexity of the case, the materials utilized, and adjunctive procedures, potentially offering a competitive or even cost-effective alternative to traditional implant protocols when evaluated within the holistic temporal and procedural context.

London Coverage

We provide dental treatments to patients across the whole of London and have provided specialist dental Implant treatments to patients in areas such as: Aldgate, Bow, Barnet, Camden, Chelsea, Clapham, Clapton, Croydon, Dalston, Deptford, Dulwich, Ealing, Fulham, Hackney, Hammersmith, Hanwell, Hendon, Highbury, Highgate, Isle of Dogs, Islington, Mile End, Millwall, New Cross, Plaistow, Poplar, Shoreditch, Stepney, Streatham, Sutton, Totteridge, Tower Hill, Twickenham, Watford, Whetstone, White Chapel and Wimbledon.

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