Immediate loading implants: a good idea?

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In certain selected cases it is possible for a temporary prosthesis to be fitted onto the implant immediately after the implant has been fitted.

Immediately fitting the dental prosthesis onto the implant has the advantage for the patient that it is more comfortable because you can do without the usual prosthesis („dentures“) and gain some time. However, you need to take into account that this immediate loading method increases your risk of losing an implant and should only ever be considered if there is evidence that the patient has sufficient bone volume and that this bone is of good quality.  Therefore we nearly always recommend having the treatment done in two stages, whereby the implants are left to integrate without loading for 6 to 12 weeks (rarely more) under the stitched over gum. In the long term, this method is more likely to be successful.