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How to do a dental implant step by step

Posted on 27/04/2023 - Updated on 15/07/2024
How to do a dental implant step by step
If you would like to know what the process of performing a dental implant is like step by step, in this article we will explain each phase of the process in detail. From Casanova25 we want to tell you about the whole process from the initial evaluation to the placement of the prosthesis so that you can learn more about this type of dental treatment.

Initial evaluation of the patient for a dental implant

The initial evaluation of the patient is one of the first steps we focus on determining what type of dental implant is the best option according to the needs of each patient. During this stage, we carefully review the patient's oral health and evaluate their medical history.

It is important to mention that there are certain medical conditions or harmful habits that must be carefully assessed before placing a dental implant. For example, patients with advanced periodontal disease may not be ideal candidates for this procedure. Tobacco consumption is also a factor to assess since it can negatively affect healing after surgery.

Our team of experts takes X-rays and CT scans to obtain an accurate image of the jaw and jaw bone where the implant will be placed. In addition, during this stage, the patient's expectations about the final result and any concerns or doubts that may arise in relation to the intervention will be discussed.

In some cases, we recommend additional treatments before proceeding with the dental implant. This could include extractions of damaged or deteriorated teeth or periodontal treatment prior to surgery.

The initial evaluation is crucial in any process since it allows us to determine if the patient meets the necessary conditions to receive a dental implant.

Preparation of the site and space in which the dental implant is performed

The preparation of the site and space in which the dental implant will be performed is a fundamental part of the entire process. Before beginning implant placement, it is important that we thoroughly evaluate the situation to determine the best option for each patient.

Once we make the decision to proceed with a dental implant, the area where it will be placed must be carefully evaluated. It is necessary to ensure that there is enough bone available to support the implant and avoid future complications.

In some cases, it may be necessary to perform prior surgery to adequately prepare the area before placing the implant. This may include procedures such as bone grafts or maxillary sinus lifts.

Once these necessary preparations have been made, the actual placement of the implant can proceed. Our team of professionals will gently drill into the jaw bone and then carefully insert the implant screw into this hole.

After that, it will be necessary to wait a reasonable amount of time to allow the tissues around the screw to heal before proceeding with the next stages of the process. With patience and following all relevant medical instructions, you will soon be able to enjoy your perfect smile.

Dental prosthesis placement process

The process of placing the dental prosthesis is a crucial stage in the treatment of the dental implant. Once the implant has been correctly placed, the dental prosthesis is fixed on it.

First, we take an impression to obtain an exact mold of the patient's teeth and gums. This mold will serve as a guide to create the patient's personalized prosthesis.

Then, we adjust and prepare the prosthesis before its final placement. During this time, some adjustments may be necessary based on the specific size and shape of the implant.

Finally, the expected moment arrives: the definitive fixation of the prosthesis to the implant using cement or special screws according to each particular case.

It is important to bear in mind that, once the intervention has been carried out, it will be necessary to carry out a follow-up with the specialist to make sure that everything is working correctly and avoid future complications.