Implant Treatment

procedures

Implant Treatment

procedures

What type of implant procedures are there?

As you go through the process of getting a new smile, there are two main treatment procedures available.

Your dentist will advise you which option will work for you depending on the amount of bone and type of procedure you need.

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OPTION 1

Standard treatment
Procedure

 

 

 

 

The standard treatment procedure is followed should you not be a candidate for an immediate treatment procedure. This could be due to you requiring additional dental procedures before implant placement. This can include tooth extractions, bone grafting, or gum disease treatment to ensure a healthy foundation for the implants.

 

Duration of treatment:
The entire treatment process can take several months.

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Option 1

Standard treatment procedure

 

Initial consultation

Your dentist or oral surgeon will evaluate your oral health, examine your jawbone, and discuss your treatment options.

X-rays or CT scans may be taken to assess the bone density.

 

 

Bone grafting procedure

In cases where the patient has inadequate bone volume or density in the jawbone, bone grafting may be necessary. Bone grafting helps to augment the jawbone and create a solid foundation for the implant, increasing the chances of successful osseointegration.

During the bone grafting procedure, bone material is obtained from various sources. This can include autogenous bone (from the patient’s own body), allografts (processed bone from human donors), xenografts (animal bone), or synthetic graft materials. The graft material is placed in the decient area of the jawbone to stimulate new bone growth and provide a solid base for the implant.

 


3 – 4 months
 

Healing and bone integration

Over the next few months, the implant undergoes a process called osseointegration.

This means the bone in your jaw fuses with the implant, creating a strong foundation for the replacement tooth.

 

 

Implant placement

The dental implant is surgically placed into your jawbone. You will be numbed with local/general anesthesia for comfort. The gum tissue is opened, a hole is carefully drilled into the bone, and the implant is positioned. The gum tissue is then stitched back together.

 

 

Healing abutment placement

After osseointegration, a minor surgery exposes the top of the implant. The dentist places an abutment, a small connector, which attaches to the implant.

This allows the tissue to heal in a certain shape so that a crown (tooth) can be placed in its place.

 

1 – 6 weeks

 

Impression taking

Once the gum tissue has healed around the abutment, your dentist takes impressions of your mouth to create a customised replacement tooth (crown, bridge, or denture).

The impression is sent to a dental laboratory with a set of instructions which informs the lab on how to design the prosthesis.

 

1 – 8 weeks

Restoration placement

The final restoration is then attached to the implant, completing the dental implant process.

 

Throughout each procedure, your dentist will monitor your progress and ensure proper healing.

Post implant placement check-up(s) will be scheduled to assess the success of the implant. It’s important to know that each case is unique, so the specifics and duration of the procedure may vary based on factors like bone quality and additional treatments needed.

 

OPTION 2

Immediate treatment
Procedure

 

 

 

 

The immediate treatment procedure for dental implants, also known as same-day implants or immediate loading implants, is an alternative approach that allows for faster completion of the treatment. It involves placing the implant and attaching a temporary crown or denture on the same day, without the need for a healing period before the final restoration. However, not all patients are suitable candidates for immediate treatment, as it depends on factors such as bone quality and stability.

Duration of treatment:
The entire treatment process can range from 1 day to 1 month.

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Option 2

Immediate treatment procedure

 

Initial consultation

Immediate dental treatment, also called same-day dental treatment, is when a dental implant is placed, and a temporary replacement tooth (like a crown, bridge, or denture) is attached on the same day.

This means you can leave the dentist’s office with a tooth that works right away.

 

 

Implant placement

Immediate dental treatment means the tooth extraction, implant and restoration placement takes place at the same time.

The dental implant is surgically placed into your jawbone. You will be numbed with local/general anesthesia for comfort. The gum tissue is opened, a hole is carefully drilled into the bone, bone grafting procedures are performed if needed and the implant is positioned. The gum tissue is then stitched back together.

 

Restoration placement

An restoration is placed on the same day of the surgery. This could be a temporary crown which is then replaced either later that day or a few days later.

 

Throughout each procedure, your dentist will monitor your progress and ensure proper healing.

Post implant placement check-up(s) will be scheduled to assess the success of the implant. It’s important to know that each case is unique, so the specifics and duration of the procedure may vary based on factors like bone quality and additional treatments needed.