In most cases, the insertion of dental implants in the bone takes place during an outpatient surgical procedure. It is similar to the extraction of teeth and it is performed withlocal anesthesia. Rarely, this procedure can be carried out under general anesthesia.
The intervention is performed by an Implantologist in suitable sterile conditions. The necessary instrumentation for implantation is designed not to damage the jaw bone. The process is painless due to anesthesia. In order to minimize swelling, the area in which the operation is performed has to stay cool (mostly by putting ice in the cheek after the surgical intervention).
Implantologist decide in each case whether it is necessary to administer an analgesic or anti-inflammatory pills.
Implants can be integrated without chewing force or pressure by putting provisional denture, so that no occlusion takes place and, therefore, there is no pressure to the jaw. The existing prosthesis is coated underneath with a soft cover that prevents pressure on the surgical site.
The integration time of the dental implant depends on the physical and medical status of the patient, although titanium implants are usually integrated within a range of 2-9 months.
AfterImplants have been welded firmly to the bone, the final dental prosthesis can be placed.
What requirements and risks should be taken into account?
In addition to a healthy and sufficient jawbone, optimal oral hygiene is the key requirement for successful implant placement.
If you decide on a dental implant, contact your family doctor or internist in order to undergo a pre-scan, especially if you have a systemic disease, as hypertension, diabetes, etc.. Dental Clinics will provide details on this.
Durability of a Dental Implant
Proper care and periodic inspections are the best guarantee of a long life for your implants.
Even during the period of consultation and planning, your dentist will show you the need for proper oral hygiene in your specific situation, and remind you about the scheduled scans for control.