DENTAL IMPLANT PLACEMENT
Permanent solution for tooth loss
Prior to implant placement, a complete radiographic examination of the area has been performed, based on a special X-ray, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). After this examination, the exact treatment plan is presented based on the anatomy of the area determining the appropriate placement of the implants and the dimensions of each one.
The implant is surgically placed in the bone of the jaw and it is covered by a healing abutment that is slightly shown into the mouth.
In some cases, the bone of the jaw is insufficient to secure implant longevity, so along with the implant placement, we have to perform techniques that will increase the dimensions of the bone using bone grafts and special membranes surrounding the implant.
Sutures are placed, which are removed 1-2 weeks after surgery. Post-operative instructions are given to the patient and regular evaluations are performed to ensure long-term therapeutic outcome.
After implant placement, bone cells are created around it, integrating it into the bone of the jaw. Depending on the location of the implants, this may take 3-6 months. Once osseointegration occurs, the final prosthetic restoration may be made which may be a crown, a bridge or a denture depending on the treatment plan.