Early Installation Implant
Dental implants are the best method to replace a missing tooth permanently. But did you know that there are two main techniques for implant placement? Implants can be placed using a stage or two surgical technique, and as their name suggests, one requires one step and the other requires a second surgery.
In the treatment of two-stage implants, a healing abutment is placed 3-6 months after surgery. This abutment connects the implant from the bone to the mouth. After the healing period of 3 to 6 months, where the implant fuses to the bone, a dental prosthesis is performed on the implant. Single-stage implant systems are usually applied when bone quality is good and primary stability is high. In this system, patients can leave the clinic with their teeth on the same day. In addition, a single-stage implant can be made in cases where aesthetic tooth deficiency should be eliminated in the front area. In the session where the implant is placed, a tooth can be made on it at the same time. In general, it would be safer and wiser to subject an implant that has been expected for enough time and sufficiently fused with the bone to bite forces.
Two-stage implant application can be used in the back areas that do not pose an aesthetic problem. With this approach, the implants are placed in the jawbone and the gum tissues cover them. They are not exposed to the environment in the mouth, they are buried in the bone and left to heal. After recovery, a second surgery is performed to install an abutment in order to fix the dental prosthesis in place. This approach is used in cases where there is poorer bone quality or thickness.
Depending on your personal condition and medical condition, our implant team will determine which is the best approach for you. You can contact us to learn more about these two procedures.