Mounting an implant
Implant surgery techniques are well established and extremely reliable and implant surgery is now a very common surgical procedure.
How does surgery proceed?
Depending on the clinical case in question, fixed implants are either cemented or screwed to the implant abutment.
- Mounting of the implant is usually carried out under local anaesthesia.
- The gum is incised and opened to expose the bone site where the implant is to be inserted
- Drills of varying diameters are used successively to prepare the space.
- The implant is then screwed in.
One or two-stage surgery
Mounting of an implant in two-stage surgery:
- Once mounted, the implant is covered and protected by the gum.
- After two to four months of healing, the implant is exposed again in the course of a second surgical procedure and a titanium healing cap is attached to it, around which the gum heals.
Mounting of an implant in one-stage surgery:
- Once the implant is surgically mounted, the titanium healing cap is screwed into it directly. No further surgery is needed to check the implant.
- The one-stage surgery technique is not always possible and it is up to your dentist to make the decision.
- Further surgery (bone graft) may be necessary if there is bone loss.
After this type of procedure, it is vital that you follow an excellent oral hygiene routine and keep up maintenance sessions in order to continue to have good results. After various types of surgery, tooth mobility may be temporarily worse.