Surgery to insert osseointegrated (bone fused) dental implants and maxillofacial implants for attaching craniofacial prostheses
How are dental implants inserted?Dental implant surgery may require a team of professionals, including a dentist, maxillofacial surgeon and a dental laboratory technician who will create the new teeth on implants. The dental implants are placed into the relevant sites in direct contact with bone. It takes up to six months for the implants to fuse with the bone before the final tooth restoration is attached.
What kinds of implants are available?There are a number of procedures that can be performed when it comes to inserting dental implants. These include:
What can you expect from an implant?Implants and other prosthetic teeth replacements are made to last for a long time. If they require any maintenance or replacement, your dentist is able to remove them without damaging the bone. It is important to stick to healthy oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing daily. This will ensure that bacteria are kept under control. Regular visits to your dentist are also essential, as this will ensure that any problems are diagnosed and treated early. Your dentist is also able to clean your implant with special instruments that will not damage it or the surrounding gum tissue.