CONVENTIONAL 2-STAGE PROCEDURES
Most implant-screw surgery procedures are performed in our clinic and local anesthesia adequate enough for the entire process, but you can discuss with your oral surgion for other sedative options if you want to feel more relax during the surgery procedures. The initial step after inducing adequate anesthesia is for the surgeon to gain access to the bone in the area where the implant-screw will be placed.
This is done by scoring minor incisions in the overlying gums to expose the bone beneath. Once the bone has been exposed and sufficient bone structure has been determined, provisioning a hole will be the next step. This will be carried out simulltaneuosly with a series of drills, each with an increasing size in diameter. Once an appropriate hole size (and shape) has been attained, your surgeon will carefully insert the implant-screw into your jawbone, and subsequently repositioning the gums and sutured in place, covering the embedded implant-screw underneath your gums to properly integrate with your bone. Your dentist may provide you with tempoary dentures or crowns so that you can eat soft foods and won’t be without any teeth during the healing period. The healing period is generally within 3 to 6 months, afterwhich a minor surgery will be needed to open up the surgical site once again in order to gain access to the embedded impant-screw and be able to attach an Abutment to it. An Abutment is a component that connects and stabilzes both the implant-screw and a temporary prosthetic, in which within a few days to 2 weeks, a permanent prosthetic (dental crown, bridge, or full-denture) can finally be put in place of the temporary prosthetic.
ADVANCED SINGLE-STAGE PROCEDURES
With recent innovations in implant dentistry, a Single-Stage method of placement is now possible. This involves simplified techniques of the former conventional method and the use of modernized implant-screws (which are usually longer in length). The procedures are similar to that of the conventional 2-stage method, which is surgically placing the implant-screw onto your jawbone after being exposed by a minor incision and provitioning a hole utilizing a series of drills with increasing sizes in diameter.
The main difference is that by using a longer implant-screw, the implant head if left exposed after your gums are repositioned and sutured (stitched) in position and a healing abutment/cap can be placed over the duration of the healing period (3 to 6 months). As a result, when you go back for the Prosthetic Phase of your treatment, there is no need for additional surgical procedures to gain access to your embedded implant. Your dentist can simply remove the healing cap and replace it with the final Abutment and your final prothetic, which can either be a dental crown or bridge, even a full-denture.
One of the key factors for a successful implant placement is having sufficient amount of bone to where it is to be positioned. One instance that can to lead you to an insufficient bone quantity and quality is bone resorption; where over a period of time, after missing a tooth, the bone structure left behind starts to shrink because they are absorbed back to the body. Such a condition may complicate and increase the risk of implant placement failure, thus, additional surgical procedures may be necessary prior to the placement of a dental implant.
At Sea Smile Dental Clinic, we have the aptitude to grow bone where it’s needed, so this grants us ample opportunities to place dental implants of proper length and width. A bone-grafting (bone-adding) procedure may include any of the following:
It is vital that proper instructions given by your dentist or oral surgeon be strictly observed, especially after the surgical procedure wherein the titanium implant screws are secured inside your gums. This may as well lead to a faster bone-integration and more stable foundation for your final prosthesis or dental crown, henceforth, resulting in a very successful post-operative recovery.
With a rapid development in the field of implant dentistry, we at Sea Smile Dental Clinic never cease to cope up with the situation. Our team of prosthodontists and oral surgeons managed to stay on the forefront of such advancement, thus we are truly proud to be able to offer the latest in dental implant technology.
IMMEDIATE IMPLANT PLACEMENT AFTER TOOTH EXTRACTION
Our clinic is constantly embracing the modern techniques of implant dentistry, enabling us the ability to immediately place implants at the same time that your tooth is extracted. This further reduces the number of surgical procedures in contrast with the traditional process of having to wait for a period of three or more months, the required period of time for your bone to obtain proper healing before an implant can be placed. With special techniques and modern equipment, our dentists and oral surgeons can expertly place the implant unit during your same tooth extraction appointment, thereby eliminating the inconvenience of the traditional three month waiting period.
IMMEDIATE-LOADING DENTAL IMPLANTS
Advances in implant structure and modern techniques were able to reduce treatment time without compromising the aesthetic and functional results, thus the emergence of Immediate-Loading Dental Implant Treatment. Decreasing the length of dental implant procedures and eliminating the need for removable units, Immediate-loading Implants also helps in maintaining both your soft and hard tissue levels, which significantly provides enhanced aesthetics in general.
COMPUTER-GUIDED IMPLANT PLACEMENT
With our full effort to provide convenience to our patients and constantly adapt to the latest technological advancement in dentistry, Sea Smile Dental Clinic also offers Computer-Guided Dental Implant Treatments. We have arrogated the NOBELGUIDE® System to provide you with this state-of-the-art computer-guided planning and implant placement. Right from the very start of your treatment, the system will be utilized in your evaluation and treatment planning, your guided-surgical drilling and implant unit placement, to that perfectly great and immediate smile ahead of you.