The treatment plan for placing implants may vary depending on your specific dental situation. Below you will find a general overview of what your treatment plan will look like:
Step 1: Consultation and indication of your health
The first step in the treatment plan is a consultation with your dental-implantologist. During this meeting, the options will be discussed with you. Your overall (oral) health will also be examined.
Step 2: Diagnosis
To establish a diagnosis, an orthopantomogram (OPG) will be made. This is an X-ray photo that maps your jaw, jaw joints and teeth. In addition to this, in some cases, a CBCT scan is carried out. This is a 3D X-ray.
Step 3: Placing the implants
When it has been determined that you qualify for implants, these can be placed during the following step in the jawbone. This occurs under local anaesthetic. The dentist makes an incision in the gums and drills a hole in the bone, after which the implant is screwed into the bone. The gums are then sutured.
Step 4: Recovery
After the implants are placed, it is important to give the implants time to heal and integrate with the jawbone. After 7-10 days, you’ll return to our practice, and the sutures will be removed. The dental implantologist will also check whether the healing is progressing as it should.
Step 5: Placement of the definitive prosthesis
After a waiting period of about 10-12 weeks, the healing process should be completed, and your final dental prosthesis can be placed. This can be an individual crown, a bridge or a complete prosthesis.
Step 6: Aftercare and maintenance
Finally, it is important to ensure good oral hygiene and visit our practice regularly for periodic checks. This helps to extend the life of the implant and prosthesis.