It is the surgical technique that inserts a biocompatible titanium implant as a substitute for the root of a missing tooth. This material is not rejected and allows their attachment to the bone.
This procedure is performed at the clinic and it usually takes about an hour for a single implant and up to three hours for several ones. We apply either local anesthesia, or a conscious sedation administered by an anesthesiologist if that’s the first choice of the patient in cases of anxiety or systemic diseases.
Previous to surgery, we administer a preoperatory medication that includes antibiotics and painkillers, along with cleaning, feeding and post-operative medication instructions.
We set regular visits to ensure that Osseointegration (acceptance of the implant and its attachment to the bone) is correct. This process might vary from 3 to 6 months, according to the quantity of implants, the implant location, the type of bone and if there took place a previous surgery to this intervention, (bone graft or sinus lift). Once this process is completed, we proceed to place the prosthesis on the implants.