Dental implant therapy - treatment stages explained
Dental implant therapy consists of a sequence of 3 stages, explained below, that ensure a safe, predictable sequence.
After initial consultation, a digital clone of the patient's mouth is assembled, using x-rays, 3D imagery, photos and videos. Position, shape and size of future teeth is determined. Based on this, the surgeon will determine ideal position of each implant and best implant type for the case. Patient receives a complete treatment plan, with all procedures, costs and aditional explanations. A KPG ( key patient guide ) will provide any logistic assistance patient requires from this point on.
Implant surgery is performed. In more complex cases, at this stage, bone grafts, soft-tissue grafts, or other aditional procedures are performed if necessary. After surgery, patient will leave with provisional restorations. One week after, sutures are removed. This stage is followed by an 8 week healing period needed for the osteo-integration of the dental implants.
One final impression is taken by the dentist and is being sent to the lab. At this point, the lab has ideal biological, structural and functional conditions to finish the case, as initially designed. Final works are manufactured and screw-retained or bonded on the dental implants.
Frequently asked questions
Can the implant be rejected by my body?
No, implant cannot be rejected. There is no documented case of human body rejecting a titanium implant. Implants can however fail, due to multiple factors. Read more about risks and indications here
Can I have the teeth in the same day?
Depends on your bone quality. If your bone is dense enough, we can achieve primary stability with the implants and can load them the same day.
Will I have a provisional after implant surgery ?
Yes, in all cases we provide provisional restorations.
Do I have to get a CBCT or X-ray before coming to consultation?
No, we will perform all needed investigations on site.