Dental implant prosthodontics technique is performed with application of modern dental technology, through which artificial teeth look and function like natural.
Dental Implant Structure
The main part of this dental implant structure is the implant, which is a titanium “root”, which is attached to the jaw bone, being a reliable base for a crown.
The material of which dental implants are made provides necessary flexibility and rigidity. The service life of dental implants largely depends on how the patient takes care of the cleanliness of his mouth.
Dental Implant Surgery Procedure
Procedure of dental implant surgery lasts about an hour. For a successful procedure of implantation, it is necessary to make a panoramic X-ray image before its beginning, where your dentist can see the amount of bony tissue needed for the dental implant surgery.
On the basis of this X-ray image the dentist plans where and how much dental implants he would put. After dental implant procedure, he makes an X-ray image to confirm the surgery success.
Panoramic X-ray image is necessary for successful dental implantation procedure.
Dental implant surgery procedure begins with a local anesthesia. Location of installation of the implant is anesthetized to make the patient feel comfortable and feel no pain.
Next, dentist makes the incision of the mucosa and expose the bone where the dental implant will be placed.
Then, using a special set of drills increasing in size, dentist prepares a well for the installation of the implant. With the use of a special tool dentist install dental implant into the jawbone.
After a successful dental implant surgery procedure, patient should wait 3-6 months – this is the time required for invasion of the bone structure into the implant and the implant’s fixing in the bone.
After this period dentist makes the disclosure of the implant and screw the abutment – a structure made for the dental crown of the dental implant.
The scheme of implant prosthesis is the following: dental implant – abutment – crown on the implant.
After a successful dental implant surgery and prosthesis one should come once a year to the dentist for preventive examination of the implant’s status.