Plan & Diagnosis
The bone around the implant grows and integrates with the implant surface during the healing phase, which will last between 3-4 weeks and a few months depending on the type of implant placed.
If the implant is in a visible area, a temporary restoration may be placed while the site heals.
Placement of implant abutment
When healing is complete, your dentist will place the final abutment, a small piece that connects the implant to the crown. Your dentist will take an impression of the implant site to order the crown, bridge or denture from a dental laboratory.
When the final crown is returned from the lab, the temporary tooth will be removed and the final crown will be put into place.
Just like natural teeth, implants require regular check-ups and conscientious oral hygiene. With appropriate care, the long-term function of implants can be maintained. Your dentist will guide you on cleaning and hygiene measures.
Straumann Bone Grafting Solutions for Bone Loss
Some patients may not have enough bone to support a dental implant. In this case, your doctor can perform a ‘bone grafting’ procedure to help your body build new bone for the implant placement.
Reasons for bone loss include:
What is “bone graft” material?
Bone graft material is the substance used to build the bone volume necessary for implant placement by helping to regenerate vital bone. Straumann provides effective bone grafting materials that are tested, trusted and designed to deliver excellent results.
Your dental professional will help determine which type of bone graft material is best for you.
Sources of bone graft material include:
Bone Grafting Procedure
A bone graft procedure happens either before or during the implant placement, depending on the amount of bone needed.
Since every surgical procedure carries potential risks, patients should always consult a dental professional to evaluate whether dental implants are the option for them.