What is the procedure for dental implant treatment?
The planning of the procedure depends on the individual dental situation and will be discussed in detail with your dentist before treatment begins. The length of the treatment depends on the type of procedure and the number of implants to be placed.
Dental implants are typically placed in an outpatient procedure with local anesthesia. The area of the procedure is made numb so that the implant can be inserted into the bone without pain.
According to the implant size, the implant site will be prepared with special drills. The implant will then be accurately inserted into the jawbone. Primary stability, which is the firmness of the implant in the jawbone after placement, confirms the perfect fit of the implant in the bone immediately following implant insertion. This is one of the most important factors determining the success of healing.
Following dental surgery, the time at which a load is applied during implant healing plays a decisive role. The load refers to the crown, bridge, partial or denture. Late subjection to a load takes place following a certain period of implant healing (a few weeks to several months).
Immediate or early load is when a crown is immediately placed on the implant after placement. This requires very good bone conditions, optimal primary stability and adequate oral hygiene.
Dental implants require the same diligent oral hygiene as natural teeth. This includes regular check-ups and professional cleaning at the dentist. The long-term success of the treatment and the implant can only be guaranteed with meticulous care and regular checkups.