dental implant steps

Dental implants are the best solution in the case of missing one or more teeth, including the lack of all teeth in the jaw. If the 3D ortopan shows that the patient is supporting the jawbone enough to fit the dental implant, implant placement is quick and very easy for the patient.

Even with complete edentulousness, dental implants are quickly implanted in two phases, with a three-month break, during which the patient wears a temporary denture or fixed plastic temporary bridges, so that the implant itself does not affect the pace of life. If tooth extraction is required, it will be done on the first day, and the installation of the screws will begin two or three days later when the wounds heal. It is sometimes possible to install implants immediately and sometimes longer waits are recommended, depending on the condition of the jaw. Immediately after implant placement, the patient receives a temporary denture. In practice, it has been shown that the first phase of dental implant intervention takes 7-14 days. The next phase of implant therapy involves the making of crowns and the placement of crowns on implants, with definite crowns being obtained 3-4 months later. When patients lack a large number of teeth or when the patient is toothless, ALL ON 4 and ALL ON 6 solutions are used, based on 4-6 implants per jaw and titanium-ceramic bridges.

Tulsa dental implants Company offers you great benefits and perfectly precise implantation at a decent price. Implants from this company look perfectly natural and will serve the owner for life. Without the root structure of a natural tooth, the jawbone can shrink making your face look older. Another good thing is that there are no loose parts. The implant is stable and comfortable.

Installation of implants, a temporary prosthesis

After developing a detailed therapy plan, the patient receives all the necessary medications as mandatory preparation for the surgical implant surgery and the process of installing titanium screws can begin as early as the next day. Prior to the procedure, patients sign consent and consent to the implant procedure. If tooth extraction is required, it will be done on the first day, and the dental screwinstallation of the screws will begin two or three days later when the wounds heal. Sometimes it is possible to remove the teeth and immediately install the implants, while sometimes it is recommended to wait up to several months, all of which depends on the situation on the 3D ortopan, which the patient will be familiar with during the first examination.

He then moves on to making a temporary denture, which takes about five days. As soon as the patient receives the screws, it is possible to fine-tune this denture to make it as comfortable as possible. In practice, it has been shown that the first phase of dental implant intervention requires between 7 and 14 days. Surgery for implant placement can take anywhere from half an hour to install one titanium implant to several hours if multiple screws are installed. The number of implants required for fixed dental work is four to eight per jaw.

For the next four months, the patient comes to controls while the screws are expected to heal with bone. If implantable implants are installed (Nobel Parallel CC and Implant Direct Legacy), then patients may receive a temporary bridge that is screwed in and immobile, providing far greater comfort than a temporary denture. A temporary denture and tooth extraction are included in the price, while a temporary bridge is extra charged.

Design and placement of crowns

The second phase of implant therapy involves the making of crowns and the placement of crowns on implants. Before making crowns, it is very important to define their color, shape, and length, with the patient being assisted by presenting images of different types and colors of other patients’ crowns. The very creation of crowns on dental implants begins with opening the implants and taking prints.

If crowns were placed directly on the dental implants immediately after the implantation of screws, then the temporary dental crowns are simply removed, the print taken and then the temporary crowns returned to the implants. After taking the imprints in the laboratory, abutments are selected for each dental implant and after the abutment is processed, permanent dental crowns are made.

It takes 7 to 14 days to make dental crowns. It is necessary to do two to three tests at intervals of 7 to 10 days and during this period it is possible to make final corrections to the color and shape of the crowns. This is followed by a definite tightening of the abutment into the dental implant and cementing of future dental crowns, thus completing the implantation process. Cementing of all crowns is a process that is performed during one session and the moment the last crown is cemented, the patient is 100% rehabilitated. It is also possible to fix the crowns with screws instead of cementing, which can be read in the Types of dental crowns section.

After installation

During the first few months, it will become clear whether the implants have fused with the jaw, which is almost always the case, as we do not try to fit implants in our office when we believe that there are no conditions for the implant to integrate well into the bone. Integrating an implant can be greatly assisted by a healthy lifestyle, such as quitting smoking and correcting other health issues such as cholesterol reduction, since there are many factors that affect the ability of blood vessels to concentrate around the screw. After successful implant placement and integration, the patient must carefully maintain hygiene around the implants, which you can read about at this link.

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before and after implant

FAQ

  • Can I have dental implants installed if I am a smoker?

Yes, you can. Implants are also being successfully installed in smokers, however, you need to know that there is a slightly higher risk of rejecting implants.

  • Is there an age limit for the installation?

No, there is no age limit for implant placement. The most important is the general health of the patient and the absence of serious illnesses and risk factors that occur in elderly patients with impaired health.

  • Can implant rejection occur?

Rejection of dental implants i.e. their non-attachment to the bone is very rare. It happens in approximately 1% of cases, and if this happens then it is very easy to insert a new implant into the site of the lost implant, and it is generally possible to replace it very quickly after the loss of the implant that did not attach to the bone. All leading implant manufacturers provide a lifetime warranty on the implant, which means that the replacement itself is free, in addition to being quick and easy.

  • How long do they last?

After implanting the dental implant and tying it to the jaw bone, the implants should have a lifespan. However, as with teeth that should ideally last a lifetime, implants can also be a problem. If good hygiene is maintained and with regular check-ups, the implant is expected to be stable in the jaw over the long term (usually lifelong). Of course, the general health of the patient is also important. For example, in the case of more serious diseases, both healthy teeth and implants fail. It is interesting to note that the first Nobel Biocare implants implanted in one patient back in 1965 lasted until the death of the patient several years ago.

  • Is the installation painful?

No, because the dental implant procedure itself is always done under local anesthesia, just like tooth repair.

  • How long does the installation take?

The procedure takes 15-20 minutes for one implant, or up to two hours for the implantation of eight implants in the jaw. During this time, the administration of anesthesia was followed, followed by the procedure for implant placement and wound suturing.