One stage versus two stage dental implant surgery
When the dental implant healing abutment is connected on the day of surgery , it is considered one stage . The picture on the left shows the healing abutment sticking out from the gum . The advantage of one stage dental implant surgery is that you do not need another procedure to expose the dental implant to connect the healing abutment.
Two stage dental implant surgery is indicated for the following cases
1) Soft bone cases
2) Extensive bone grafting
3) Heavy smoker
4) Teeth grinders or bruxer
5) Esthetic zone