The procedures for
dental implant treatment would be:
During this time X-Rays and CBCT scans will be taken to do a full assessment. Here the surgeon will check whether you are a good candidate for dental implants. He will assess whether the existing bone width, height are adequate for implant placement. If not then he will recommend procedures such a bone grafting to build a strong base for the implant. See more about
The scan is the latest technique to assess the bone width, height, and location of other important structures in 3-D. The scan can also be used to construct a computerized surgical guide to ensure an accurate implant placement. See more about .
You will then be advised regarding the total cost involved before deciding which is the best option for yourself.
At the clinic, implants are placed under local anesthesia. It is a very safe procedure, and a local anesthetic will be gently administered with the least discomfort.
The procedure will involve drilling into the bone and implant placed. The discomfort is usually minimum, and the surgical area will usually require closure with resorbable or non-resorbable sutures.
Once placed, implants will need to heal for a period of 3 months for normal implants, or 6 months for immediate or those needing bone grafting.
You will be provided with medications such as antibiotics and painkillers to go home with.
Regular review appointments will be given to you during the healing period.
After the healing period, an OPG x-ray will be taken to check the bone integration is complete. The implant will then exposed with or without local anesthesia. The implant strength/stability will be tested using the OSSTELL system.
Once the implant is ready for loading, then crowns can be constructed. At Bangsar Utama Dental, single implant crowns are prepared using the CEREC system. Here, digital scanning is performed, crowns designed, and then milled on-site.
The time taken for a single crown is approximately 2 hours. It means that the crowns will be ready on the same day.
However, multiple-unit implant bridges will take around 2 weeks to complete.