Conventional Implants

Conventional Implants

With today's advancements in dental implant and bone grafting techniques, materials and technologies, almost anyone with missing teeth can now have dental implant treatments done. Conventional implants techniques have had good long-standing success rates.

Also due to new developments in implant technologies and techniques, immediate implants and immediate loaded implants are now possible that can dramatically shorten treatment

Conventional Dental Implants Procedure

The implant procedure is the same whether one or all teeth are missing. Below outlines what you may expect during dental implant treatment:

1. First evaluation and x-ray

  • A panoramic x-ray and oral examination is done to determine implant site and bone condition

2. Implant site preparation and Placing the Implant

  • The gum tissue is opened to expose the bone area where the implant will be placed
  • In situations where there is insufficient bone structure, bone grafting may be a recommended procedure
  • Once healthy bone material has been established, the implant is ready to be put into place
  • After the bone has been prepared, the implant is embedded and the tissue is sutured

3. Healing Process - Osseointegration

  • The implant is left to integrate and heal with the jaw bone usually 4-6 months
  • The sutures are typically removed seven to fourteen days after surgery

4. Attaching the Abutment or metal bar/ball and Placing the Crown/Bridge or Overdenture

  • When the gum tissue is ready, the impressions are taken to make a working model for dental laboratory process.
  •  A special abutment or metal bar/ball is selected and attached to the implant
  • The custom made crown/bridge or overdenture is then fixed or snapped onto the abutment or metal bar/ball.

Immediate Implants

Due to implant material, techniques and technological developments, the completion time for conventional dental implants has now been cut short from 4-6 months to 2 months.

In cases where bone condition and density are favorable, dental implants can now be embedded after tooth extraction. Such techniques being referred to as immediate implantone-day implantssingle day implants orsame day implants. This means that the patient have new tooth roots upon leaving the office.