A dental implant is a screw made out of titanium which is inserted into the bone by a simple and completely painless procedure. This is the most modern solution for edentulism, whether there is one tooth missing or whether all are.
Here at Dental Studio Flegar we use BTI implants (Biotechnology Institute, website: bti-biotechnologyinstitute.com) which are placed a little differently than other implants. For implant placement we use a microsurgical technique and preparations from the patient’s plasma in which all growth factors and hormones are preserved, further enhancing the attachment of the implant to the surrounding bone.
Implant placement procedures and prosthetic replacement fabrication have several phases:
1. Patient examination and referral to CBCT imaging – during the conversation with the patient, doctors listen to their desires, motivation, and expectations. They also discuss the patient’s general health condition and familiarise them with the implant placement procedure. CBCT imaging is very important for planning an implant treatment since it is the only type of x-ray that gives a 3D image, which is crucial for professional, high quality treatment planning.
2. CBCT image analysis, treatment plan, and price estimate – the CBCT image is run through a special software that shows us all anatomical structures, the height and width of the bone and most importantly, it measures bone density, i.e. quality. The same software enables us to determine the best size and placement of future implants. Once the treatment plan is set up, a price estimate is given.
3. Implant placement – the patient’s blood is drawn first, after which local anaesthetic is applied in the implant placement location. Once the anaesthetic becomes effective, a small incision is made in the gum so that the bone can be accessed. The bone is then drilled with specialised drills in a biologically effective way, i.e. with low RPM and without rinsing so that a completely biologically preserved bone remains in the preparation spot. The patient’s plasma is then used to rinse out the preparation and is also poured over the surface of the implant, which is then placed into the bone. The gums are then stitched up using a needle and a microscopic thread.
4. Crown placement – after the implant has healed and the gums have formed, a titanium or zirconia abutment is installed. The crown is then placed on the abutment.