A dental implant is inserted into the mouth of the patient with the help of this surgical procedure. Here are the main characteristics:
- Soft tissue reflection: The dentist will practically perform an incision over the crest of the bone, cutting the thicker attached to the gingival in two parts in order to place the implant. He will then push the edges of the tissue back to expose the bone. Another way to start the procedure will be to the flapless surgery.
- Drilling at high speed: The pilot holes will be positioned with precision drills at highly regulated speed to prevent burning or pressure necrosis of the bone right after reflecting the soft tissue.
- Drilling at low speed: The dentist will increase the side of the drills to expand the pilot hole. In order to prevent overheating, the dentist should use a cooling saline or water spray during the procedure.
- Positioning the implant: A self-tapping implant screw will be positioned in the next step. A torque controlled drill is used to position the implant screw without overloading the surrounding bone.
Tissue adaptation: In order to create a thick band of healthy tissue around the healing abutment, the gingival is adapted around the entire implant. The dentist will then seal the top of the implant with a cover screw so as to close the tissue entirely. The implant will also have to be uncovered later on with a second procedure. At this stage, the dental implant procedure involves the fixed prosthetic. For a more information about the dental implant procedure, click here: More