Comparison of One-phase Implants to Two-phase Conventional Implants

Differences between dental implants – one-phase and two-phase implant

There are quite a few differences between dental implants, like one-phase and two-phase implants

Generally speaking, all kinds of dental implants replace natural tooth roots, whether one-phase or conventional two-phase ones. However, there are significant differences between dental implants, implantation techniques, tools used, and implantation workflows. Based on our current knowledge, we state that the most modern and efficient implant and implantation method known today is one-phase implants.

One significant difference is that while the one-phase implant is loadable immediately after implantation, this is just not possible with the two-phase implant. It is important to note that implants may not be in the exact position of the extracted teeth! This technique is a big step and was developed in response to patient demand for impeccable treatment at a rapid turnaround time. It significantly shortens the travel time spent on treatment and the costs involved in each visit. Furthermore, it means that patients are interested in only one treatment instead of two.

This perspective article will compare the critical aspect and success ratio of one-phase implants with conventional two-phase dental implants. So, without any further ado, what are the significant differences between dental implants? Let’s get started.

PRICE OF TREATMENT. Fixed dentures based on one-phase immediate loading implants are more pocket-friendly than those made with traditional two-phase implants. It primarily consists of a single piece, requires less treatment, and the implant is placed in one day, in a single phase.

APPLICABILITY. Compared to conventional dental treatment, one phase immediate loading implant is still applicable in the case of significant bone deficiency, which is a massive benefit for those struggling with that. Not to mention, this method is less traumatic than the conventional one. Therefore a two-phase implant cannot be the solution for these people.

TREATMENT DURATION. When discussing the differences between dental implants, it is essential to mention that the one-phase implant-based oral rehabilitation implantation part only takes a few hours. And the long-term temporary denture is also ready in 5 working days.

Oral rehabilitation with a one-phase implant occurs in two steps. In the first part, the implantation of immediate loading implants and the preparation of the long-term temporary denture take place, and in the second part, the preparation of the permanent denture(s).
First time
– Free, personal consultation with the implantologist performing the implantation.
– CT and panoramic x-rays.
– Detailed examination of the oral cavity, particularly concerning the condition of the bones and gums.
– Consultation with the anesthetist before general anesthesia.
– General anesthesia.
– Removal of teeth unsuitable for prosthetic treatment.
– Preparation of the required number of one-phase implants for implantation.
– Implantation of the required number of one-phase implants.
– Sampling for long-term temporary denture(s).
– Preparation of long-term temporary denture or dentures.
– Fixation of the long-term temporary denture or dentures on the implants. The dentures are fixed and not removable by the patient.
– The necessary control tests.

It is necessary to wait approximately six months between the first and the second visit, but we recommend to have made the permanent denture(s) within a year.

Second occasion
– Free personal consultation with the implantologist who performed the implant placement.
– Panoramic X-ray recording.
– Thorough examination of the oral cavity, particularly regarding the condition of the implants.
– Sampling for the permanent denture.
– Preparation of permanent porcelain denture or dentures. The permanent denture is fixed and not removable by the patient, similar to the long-term temporary denture.
– The necessary control tests.

Temporary dentures. With one-phase implants, the patient will get a long-term, temporary denture on the  5th day, which is in the price. These dentures are made with the same care and expertise as the later permanent dentures but are made of less expensive material, as it is used by the patient only for about six months. Long-term temporary dentures are needed because the implants can load immediately, but they still have to ossify, and the gums need to be healthy after implantation.

NO NEED BONE GRAFTING and SINUS LIFT. As we mentioned above, one-phase immediate loading implants don’t require bone grafting or sinus lift. It’s pretty much a straightforward process.

As we have seen, there are quite a few differences between dental implants. Like immediate loading one-phase implants and conventional two-phase implants. We learned that one-phase implants have significant advantages over conventional ones. Complete oral rehabilitation is ready in less than a week. And finally, this solution is also available for those with a considerable bone deficiency.

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