Course of treatment
Depending on the shape of the jaw and the amount of bone there are roughly three starting points for treatment.
- There is sufficient bone present and it is possible to implant immediately.
- Too little bone is present, so a bone-adding procedure must be performed, but implantation can still take place simultaneously.
- Insufficient bone is present, so that a separate bone-adding procedure must first be performed. The implants can only be placed at a later stage.
After a period of healing, the implant is exposed (two-phase). A superstructure is then placed on it. This can be a crown, fixed bridge or click dentures.
Often the implant is already fixed in such a way that a cap can be placed on it that protrudes through the gums (single phase). The exposing of the implant is then no longer necessary. Sometimes an implant in the aesthetic zone can be fitted with a temporary crown right away.