Stages of Traditional Dental Implant Treatment

(These stages do not apply to Teeth in a Day® or Teeth in an Hour™ Protocols)

Traditional dental implant treatment was used in the past and delivery of non-removable teeth took many months. Today with Teeth In A Day, patients leave the office with fixed teeth the day of implant treatment.

Step 1: Examination and Planning

Step 2: Placing the Dental Implant

Osseointegration

Step 3: Connecting the Abutment and Conversion Prosthesis

Step 4: Restoration

Step 1:

Examination and Diagnosis consist of an oral examination, full-mouth x-rays, panorex x-rays, diagnostic casts and photographs. It should be done less than six months prior to surgery.

Step 2:

Stage 1 Surgery- Implants are placed in jaw.

Swelling disappears 4 to 7 days after surgery.

Sutures are removed 7 to 10 days following surgery.

A soft diet is recommended during the first 4 to 6 weeks.

Osseointegration occurs in 3 to 6 months.

Example of upper and lower complete tissue integrated prosthesis supported by osseointegrated Brånemark dental implants during casting try-in procedure.

Step 3:

Stage 2 Surgery -- Implants are uncovered.

Implants are checked for osseointegration.

Abutments are placed.

X-rays are taken.

Impression of mouth is done for the final prosthesis.

Casting try-in procedure is completed.

Conversion Prosthesis is made.

Sutures are removed 7 to 10 days later.

Step 4:

Tissue Integrated Prosthesis is completed and placed onto the implants.

Final adjustments are made.

X-rays are taken.

Follow Up Care:

Oral hygiene maintenance is performed at 3 to 6 month intervals following placement of the final prosthesis. Regular and fastidious oral hygiene maintenance is the key to the long-term success of dental implants.

Completion of treatment can occur much more quickly with Teeth In A Day® and Teeth In An Hour™ Protocols.


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