Implant treatment steps
Your practitioner will fill out a medical questionnaire with you in order to:
Identify possible contraindications for installing dental implants (serious heart problems, advanced osteoporosis, infectious diseases…)
- Evaluate beforehand some medical situations such as cases of local infection, type II diabetes and the use of anticoagulant drugs…
Your practitioner will proceed to a dental and oral examination in order to evaluate the state of the implant placement area and look for possible cavities or gingivitis issues.
Your practitioner can prescribe or proceed to a 3D exam (scanner or cone beam) in order to guarantee maximum safety. He will thus detect important elements: nerve, sinus or anatomic variances of the implant placement area. These exams will make it possible to develop a precise treatment plan, adapted to your particular situationm and he will inform you of the different steps, the duration of the treatment and all the associated care.
First, the practitioner will prepare the placement of your future root. He will drill one or several new holes in order to place the dental implant(s).
This is performed under local anesthesia and in totally aseptic conditions.
Depending on the case, the practitioner will choose a one step operation or an operation in two phases, spaced out a few weeks apart. In most cases, a waiting period of a minimum of three to six months has to be observed before putting in the crown, in order to allow the implant to be well integrated into the bone (osseointegration).
Crowns and bridges are placed on the implant(s). After making an impression, they are created by a dental technician and installed in mouth in the dental practice by screwing or cementation.
In general, the implants must be well integrated into the bone in which they has been placed before the prosthesis can be installed.
However, in some cases, it is possible to consider installing a temporary tooth on the same day as the implantation. This solution is evaluated on case-by-case basis depending on clinical indications.
A soon as you get back home, it is important to follow your practitioner’s prescriptions and to practice good dental hygiene. It is essential to see your dentist regularly in order to prevent any complications. Your dentist will inform you about the cleaning and hygiene measures to apply for good post-surgery care.