Dental Implants: Immediate Placement and Immediate Loading

Let’s talk immediacy, predictability, comfort, and excellent results. 

At Sandhills, we specialize in immediate implant placement and immediate implant loading. Dr. Weber’s expertise in advanced dental implant procedures, combined with the talent of our expert lab technician, Sara Bargen, offers patients a unique opportunity to reduce the number of office visits and give patients natural, beautiful, customized results immediately following their procedure.

What is immediate implant placement? Immediate placement is when an implant is placed at the same time the natural tooth is extracted. This technique offers several benefits compared to traditional delayed implant placement.

What is immediate loading? Immediate loading is when the restoration is placed within 24 hours of implant placement. This expert technique was developed to give patients a quicker treatment and faster time-to-teeth.

Benefits: Immediate placement and immediate loading offer the patient many benefits, including shorter treatment time and immediate aesthetic results. Our restorations are designed and created prior to or during the surgery in our in-house lab, Sandhills Implant Laboratory. 

  • Preservation of bone and gum tissue: When a tooth is extracted, the surrounding bone and gum tissue can start to shrink over time. Immediate placement after extraction allows the implant to act as a placeholder, preserving the bone and gum structure more effectively.
  • Time-saving: Traditional dental implant procedures involve a waiting period of several months between tooth extraction and implant placement. With immediate implant placement, the process can be streamlined, and the patient can have a restored tooth much quicker, often within the same appointment.
  • Aesthetics and function: Immediately placed implants can maintain the natural appearance and function of the smile. Patients can leave our office with a natural-looking replacement tooth designed by our expert technician and in-house lab.
  • Better integration with the jawbone: Studies suggest that immediate implant placement can result in better osseointegration, which is the process of the implant fusing with the surrounding bone. This can lead to a more stable and long-lasting restoration.

Additionally, immediate placement and loading offers enhanced patient experience and predictable outcomes. We are proud to offer this to patients as it provides them with less discomfort and post-operative pain compared to traditional implant placement techniques. Let us know if we can help you achieve your best oral and whole-body health!