Placement of the implants

After a meticulous evaluation of the situation, the dentist may proceed with placing the dental implants

Generally, this intervention is performed under local anaesthesia, as is the case for the dentsit's regular treatments. A more anxious patient may take a sedative on the eve of this surgery to ensure a good night's sleep, as well as at the moment of the procedure. Intravenous conscious sedation may also be administered under the supervision of an anaesthetist.

Surgeon on actionIn a sanitized room, the dental surgeon delicately practices an incision in the gum to gain access to the bone mass. Afterward, prepares a small cavity in the bone to ensure that the patient receives the implant without trauma. Then he inserts the implant, places the healing abutment, closes et sutures the gum. This treatment stage lasts 30 minutes to 1 hour and a half, depending on the number of implants to be inserted.

In most cases, the protheses may be remodelled immediately, so they can be worn after the intervention.

However for the lower jaw, if it is not necessary to wear protheses, it is recommended not to do so immediately, so that the gum, thinner and more fragile at that location, may have time to heal adequately. The patient would thus be wise to plan his activities accordingly.

Computer-guided surgery may also be performed. Assisted by a special surgical guide, the dental surgeon builds temporary prostheses before even performing surgery. This reduces by 80% the patient's postoperative discomfort, and he can leave the dental office while wearing the temporary prostheses.

To prevent any infection, an antibiotic will be prescribed. Swelling of the gum is normal and will disappear in the following week. Most people anoly feel slight discomfort, as experienced from a dental extraction and very well controlled by an appropriate analgesic.

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