We go through some kinds of defects which could be as a result of an accident or naturally born with the symptoms or defect. Nevertheless, correcting these defects has been made possible with science and technological advancement in medical science to ease all problem of unwanted defects. Having a dental implant perform on your teeth would require a strong jawbone. Especially with a patient who has lost some jawbone would require a bone graft done, before performing dental implant. This will, therefore, be determined by patient’s dentist responsible for carrying out the surgery. he examines the healing process the bone graft will have to heal before performing the implant.
Your Implantologist should be able to prepare you prior to the period of your surgery, things to abstain from or quit from before the surgery especially quitting smoking which causes poor bone-implant integration that causes implant failures.
The Process Of Dental Implant Surgery.
Most clinic carrying out dental surgery would prefer or advice you should be sedated which temporarily knocks you out for a while to enable you to wake up when surgery has been completed. The procedure starts with an anesthetic injection that prepares the site where the implant will be placed which make you feel less or no pain. Sedation is quite expensive and very effective compared to local anesthetic which not available in some clinic.
Preparing The Implant Site
Soon after the anesthetic has been administered to the patient and the effects are felt, the implant site is then prepared to enable the gums to give room for the dentist to begin the surgery to access the jawbone which must remain flat and smooth enabling the dentist to reshape it properly.
Drilling The Pilot Hole
Drilling the pilot hole enables the dentist to make a hole around the jawbone for the implant to take place. He uses a plastic jig prepared from a plaster cast in other to guide the pilot drill or use an alignment pin to ensure the pilot hole is firm.
Finishing The Hole
After achieving and completing the hole, he then uses series of larger bits to achieve the correct diameter of the implants. During this stage, the dentist decides either to use a larger implant or smaller implants, of which larger implant distributes their load to the bone better than the smaller implants.
Fixing Or Placing The Implant
Soon after the hole drills have been created and the implant is ready to be placed using a small hand wrench which sometimes causes unpleasant sensations. An experienced surgeon is able to detect this sensation and help minimize the discomforts. The surgical area will then be closed using an implant cap and stitches.
Healing Process And Osseointegration
The healing process usually takes some time whereafter, the stitches will be left for few days and then removed. patients are expected to keep the implant area and surrounding of the teeth clean to avoid infections.
However, the patient could feel a dull ache around the jaw bone soon as the anesthetic wears off normally within a week, leaving patients happy and relieved immediately the implant has been placed.