1.Diagnosis, study and planning
In this phase the implantologist will carry out a complete examination of the mouth and a series of diagnostic tests:
- Radiological tests
- 3D Scanner
- A complete dental and general health questionnaire
In this phase, the entire treatment is planned, the patient is informed in detail, and it is also determined whether any pre-treatment is necessary.
2. Placement of dental implants
The placement of the implants is a simple and painless process that is carried out in the clinic under local anaesthesia. If the patient is fearful, it can also be done under conscious sedation.
At this point or up to 48 hours later, immediate loading can be carried out. A provisional prosthesis is placed which will allow us to preserve the aesthetics and functionality of the mouth until the definitive one is placed. This prosthesis will be replaced by the definitive one when the osseointegration process of the implants has been completed.
The stitches can be removed within a week. The implant will now have to integrate into the bone, this is known as osseointegration and is a process that takes about three months.
4. Fitting of the prosthesis (crown, bridge, arch)
After the osseointegration process of the implant in the bone, measurements are taken by means of an intraoral scanner to manufacture and place the personalised prosthesis. It takes about two weeks from the time the measurements are taken until the prosthesis is fitted.
This is a very important stage that requires perfect coordination between the medical team and the technical team, the prosthetists.
If there has been immediate loading, the provisional prosthesis will be replaced by the definitive one.
When the gap to be covered is in the smile area, we can opt for an immediate loading implant so as not to have a gap in the teeth during the time the implant is integrating into the bone.
5. Maintenance after dental surgery
Just as we must carry out regular maintenance of our natural teeth, we must do the same when we have implants. It is very important not to skip check-ups and remember that although prostheses do not have caries, they do have other pathologies such as peri-implantitis that can cause us to lose the implants.