Diagnosis and plan
Following an extensive diagnosis and treatment plan, implants are placed in the jawbone under local – or if desired, general – anaesthetic.
- A detailed medical history to assess your general health.
- Assessment of the entire mouth and assessment of oral hygiene.
- Creation of X-rays, which will be used to assess the quality and volume of the bone, as well as for establishing how many implants will be needed and where.
The procedure for placing implants is usually quite short. The implant can be applied via an incision in the gum, which is stitched shut again afterwards.
Generally, the procedure takes between 30 and 90 minutes. If the preparation and execution are performed competently, the risks are minimal. In general,
implant procedures are carried out under local anaesthetic. In special cases, the procedure can be conducted under general anaesthetic if desired. You will
experience no pain during the procedure. As is the case for every procedure, you may experience some pain afterwards, although this can be easily reduced using
an ice-pack and effective pain killers.
In order to provide a durable and stable basis for the prosthesis, crown or bridge, the jaw must bond with the implant. On average, this bonding process
takes 6-8 weeks, depending on the medical situation and bone quality. Generally, patients will not notice any adverse effects during this period. In order for
the jaw to successfully bond with the implant, good oral hygiene is of great importance. If the dentist's instructions are followed carefully, then the bonding
period will be problem-free in almost all cases.
Attaching a construction to implants
Crowns, bridges or prostheses can only be attached to implants once the bonding process is complete and the implants are secure in the jawbone. The dental
laboratory makes these constructions to measure in close collaboration with your dentist in order to achieve as attractive an end result as possible.
Oral hygiene and dental checks
Whether it is a fixed crown/bridge or a removable prosthesis, good dental hygiene is of essential importance to the maintenance of new teeth/implants. Naturally,
your dentist or dental hygienist can inform you of how to maintain your new teeth. Regular check-ups by the dentist/dental hygienist are also important to the
long-term success of the implants, as is careful removal of plaque and tartar.