The terminology Same Day Dental Implants or “Immediate Load Dental Implants”, refers to the process of the implant and crown completed in just one stage and requires only a few days; however, it is commonly misunderstood. Some patients expect to have their teeth removed and replaced with a number of dental implants all at the same time.
The dental implant device and the abutment are integrated in just one piece, so the patient starts using the implant as a natural tooth immediately after its placement.
This type of dental implants are placed under special conditions; however, there are limitations due to the risk of failure presented by the fact that the masticatory forces will be putting too much stress over the device once it has been placed.
The Two Stage Dental Implants or Traditional Dental Implants are used in cases when more of a margin of safety is required. Since it is generally safer and wiser not to subject an implant to biting forces until it is fully healed and integrated with the supporting bone.
These implants are “submerged” under the gums for 4 to 6 months and then, the implant will be exposed to insert the abutment in order to allow the crown and/or bridge to be attached.
Typically, the “Two Stage Dental Implants” can be used in any case (individual or multiple missing teeth as well as full mouth restoration); however, it is always necessary to evaluate each individual patient's bone level and general dental condition.