A dental implant (also known as an endosseous implant or fixture) is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge or denture. The basis for modern dental implants is a biologic process called osseointegration where materials, such as titanium, form an intimate bond to bone. The implant fixture is first placed, so that it is likely to osseointegrate, then a dental prosthetic is added. A variable amount of healing time is required for osseointegration before either the dental prosthetic (a tooth, bridge or denture) is attached to the implant, or an abutment is placed which will hold a dental prosthetic.
Together with your referring dentist we will plan how many implants that are appropriate in the specific case
We are responsible for the surgical part of the implant treatment, which is the surgical consultation, implants installation, and if necessary bone augmentation, in the case of insufficient jaw bone volume.
After the surgical consultation we will prepare a treatment plan, and we will calculate the surgical treatment fee.
Postsurgical check ups will take place until complete osseointegration. This lasts approximately 3-6 months. Your referring dentist will hereafter attach the prosthetic replacement.
Implant installation takes place under local anesthesia. If desired, we can prescribe a sedative tablet. Surgery generally lasts no longer than 10-20 minutes, but some time will be spend on preparation of the procedure and postsurgical information.
Postoperative pain, soreness and swelling after treatment is usually light to moderate. You have to stay calm the day of surgery.
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