Immediate Tooth Implants

Boasting a comfortable fit, feel and functionality that mimics natural teeth, tooth implants are a highly durable and long-lasting oral replacement solution and an increasingly favoured alternative to dentures, bridges and crowns.

 

With the unbeaten turnaround times on procedures and attention to detail unrivalled within the industry, Immediate Tooth Implants offer same day implants following tooth extraction, consisting of a temporary crown in an aesthetic case. We are then able to place the permanent crown on the implant 6-7 weeks later, significantly reducing your wait time.  Following a streamlined protocol influenced by our German training, we endeavour to offer efficient and innovative treatment that is focused on reducing treatment time, pain and discomfort.

 

Our experienced surgeons use only the most advanced techniques and equipment to ensure a comprehensive service, including Leica Microscopes and Guided Implant Surgery (GIS). GIS uses computer aided technology to accurately position implants, based on 3-dimensional imagery.

Immediate implant vs traditional implant

Due to improvements in dentistry and advancements in cutting-edge technology, the world of tooth restorative surgery has been revolutionised to facilitate faster treatment times, less downtime and reduced pain.

 

While traditional implants and immediate implants offer the same outcome, the key difference is that one allows for natural healing and a longer wait time, while the other offers a much speedier and efficient treatment. Here’s a brief breakdown on the processes:

Traditional Implant
  • After an extraction, the socket would require bone graft and left for 3 months to heal before an implant could be placed.
  • It would be another 3 months for the implant to integrate with the jawbone before a new tooth (crown) could be fitted.
  • In total, it would take at least 6 months to have a tooth replaced after an extraction.
Immediate Implant
  • The combination of state-of-art equipment and surgical techniques allow placement of implant and bone graft at the time of extraction.
  • After 8 weeks, the new tooth crown can be replaced.
  • In an aesthetic zone, a temporary crown can be placed on the same day as well. So you will walk out with a new tooth on the same day.

Why choose implants?

Replacing missing teeth far exceeds merely improving the visual aesthetic of one’s mouth. In addition to appearance, tooth implants are known to improve speech, comfort, and ease of eating, self-esteem and oral health.

 

Likewise, if the tooth is not replaced, the effects can be detrimental and costly, including:

  • Remaining teeth may drift, tilt or drop
  • Unstimulated bone leads to bone shrinkage
  • Lowering of maxillary sinus floor

The impact of several missing teeth will be much greater than a single tooth.

  • Collapse of soft tissue, ie cheeks
  • Worsening over time of any present discomfort or chewing inefficiency
  • Potential jaw joint problem due to deficient, collapsed & improper bite
  • Change of facial profile

Why choose immediate tooth implants?

If you’re seeking efficient, streamlined and fast tooth restorative surgery that doesn’t compromise on quality or durability, look no further than Immediate Tooth Implants.

 

At Immediate Tooth Implants, we use the most advanced techniques in modern restorative dentistry to provide an immediate, yet long lasting solution. While boasting an array of benefits that far exceed traditional tooth implants, the primary advantages of choosing us include:

  • Immediate solution: The instant implant solution means fewer surgical procedures, and reduced downtime and pain. We place implants on the same the day as the extraction using a temporary crown in an aesthetic case, unlike the standard 6-month turnaround.
  • Improved aesthetic: It will allow you to preserve your natural gum contour and reduce shrinkage of the jawbone and gum after extraction.
  • Same day temporary crown placement in aesthetic zone in certain cases
  • Minimal pain and discomfort – Feedback from our patients indicates that pain is only experienced on the first night after the procedure, followed by minimal or no pain the days following in comparison to an extraction.

Important conditions

Prior to undergoing a tooth implant, it’s important to first determine your suitability as well as any side effects or vital post-surgery care that may drastically effect the healing time and outcome of the treatment:

  • Technique of extraction is important as it will affect the results of the implant.
  • Implant is held in place by mechanical forces initially.
    • For this to happen, the quality and quantity of bone is crucial.
    • If the implant fails to secure as there is less bone or the bone is fragile, then it has to be done the traditional way.
  • It is also important not to overload the implant at healing stage (6 – 8 weeks). This is when the bone forms around the implant, which is known as osseointegration.

What is digital guided implant surgery?

Where unprecedented technology meets attention to detail, digital guided implant surgery allows for comprehensive precision when planning dental implant placement. At Immediate Tooth Implants, we use 3-dimensional software in conjunction with models and a dental CT scan to ensure optimum accuracy and precision.

 

 

 

Digital guided implant surgery allows surgeons to gather accurate and detailed information about the health of the jaw, bone density and internal structure, which are crucial for determining implant placement.

A surgical guide, also known as a template, is constructed according to the 3-dimensional planning, which translates the digital planning into the implant surgery procedure. While this is usually done the traditional way following a tooth extraction, it can also be used for same-day tooth implant procedures.

The use of surgical operating microscope

At Immediate Tooth Implants, we pride ourselves on using state-of-the-art equipment that will allow for precise and accurate results. A surgical operating microscope is a cutting-edge device that allows dentists to visualise the dental anatomy in greater detail to ensure optimum performance and enhance accuracy when placing implants.

 

A surgical operating microscope offers image streaming so patients and dentists can see imagery in real time. Increased magnification allows for greater precision and ultimately greater confidence and results. At Immediate Tooth Implants, our surgeons are dedicated to offering only the best service and results.

Among the primary benefits of using a surgical operating microscope, include:

  • Allows dentists to closely inspect and analyse restorations and marginal tissues
  • Increased magnification allows for greater accuracy and detection
  • Improved detection of coronal and root fractures / abnormalities
  • Assists in facilitating a more accurate tooth restoration
  • Assists in gingival contouring/reshaping around implants to ensure they look as natural as possible
  • Allows an accurate evaluation post tooth implant surgery

FAQ

How long will I have to wait before receiving my new tooth (crown)?

While traditional tooth implants generally take upwards of 6 months, Immediate Tooth Implants promises much quicker turnaround times of roughly 6-8 weeks.

6 weeks after the temporary implant placement, our team will assess how well the implant has osseointegrated with the bone. If it is performing well, an impression will be taken on that appointment. It will then take 1-2 weeks to design and make the crown, at which point, our fully qualified and experienced team will insert it.

My dentist says that immediate implant has lower success rate compared to delay implant placement. Why is that?

This is a traditional school of thought, which is no longer true according to leading experts in Germany who indicate that immediate tooth implants have a 97% success rate. While this particular treatment is largely conducted in Germany, Australian dentistry is much slower to catch on, and as a result, doesn’t have the statistics to support the findings.

How do I know if my bone quality is good enough for immediate implant?

With a Dental CT scan, we can assess the quality and quantity of bone, as well as the placement of the implant to properly evaluate your suitability to immediate implant surgery.

Do you place implant on already missing teeth?

Yes, we can do immediate tooth implant to replace missing teeth.