With improvements in dental implant surgical techniques and dental implant designs, the placement of dental implants in the jaw bone is greatly simplified. In most cases, dental implant surgery and bone grafting are carried out in the dental clinic setting . For patients with adequate jaw bone ,the installation of dental implant is carried out in a series of simple standard steps.
The gum is first numbed with local anaesthetic.
Modern local anaesthetic are stronger and they last longer , so painful implant placement is a thing of the past. For the anxious patient , our office are equipped for nitrous oxide ( laughing gas ) or i.v sedation.
A small cut is made in the gum to expose the jaw bone for implant placement.
A small channel is created in the jaw bone with a drill under very low speed with copious irrigation. In fact dental implant surgery is one of the least traumatic dental procedures in the mouth . That is why in most cases it is painless procedure compared to root canal treatment or extraction.
The dental implant is than gently screw into the jaw bone at 25 rpm. Precise surgical technique is the key to success. In order to be successful , the whole dental implant surgical procedure must be done atraumatically so as not to damage the bone cells in the jaw bone .
Rigid fixation of dental implant body to the jaw bone ( primary stability) is critical for implant success. Primary stability is a function of precise surgical techniques and good implant design
After installation of the dental implant in the jaw bone , the internal connection of the dental implant body is covered with a cover screw.
and the gum flaps are together with stiches to allow undisturbed bone and gum healing.