Dental implants are generally used to replace one or more missing teeth. In addition to the placement of a crown, bridge or dental prosthesis, the implant provides a solid and durable foundation in the jawbone, replacing the root of the tooth.
Performed for functional, aesthetic or medical reasons, dental implant surgery is no trivial operation. Indeed, the success of the operation is not only about the surgical procedure, but also the overall process.
Implant placement: a carefully planned surgery
Before the decision to perform dental implant surgery is made, many questions must be answered. These will determine whether the implant is the most suitable solution.
First, you will have to determine the reasons why you want to have the implant placed. This could be because a missing tooth makes you suffer, causes complications, prevents you from chewing, or even prevents you from speaking clearly.
Your surgeon will meet with you several times to ensure that there are no contraindications, including x-ray and clinical examinations to rule out any risk of complications. They may also provide you with 3D imaging of the area where the implant will be placed and inform you of preoperative instructions.
All these preparation and planning steps are crucial to ensuring that the dental implant surgery is carried out as smoothly as possible.
Follow-up: the key to a long-lasting implant
As for any surgical operation, follow-up is also very important after dental implant placement. In the weeks following the operation, the challenge is to determine whether the bone is being properly reconstructed around the implant, thus ensuring its stability and durability.
This phase, known as osseointegration, should therefore be monitored regularly by your implant surgeon who can detect any abnormalities in the healing process. They will then be in a position to determine the appropriate time to place a crown, bridge or prosthesis depending on how your healing progresses.
Even though the implant is a long-lasting solution, don’t forget to take care of it and have it examined regularly by your dentist during your routine dental check-ups. This will help you prevent any degradation of your implant or its restoration.
Dental implant surgery: consult a specialist
The success of dental implant placement therefore depends not only on the surgery itself, but on the entire process, including surgical planning and post-operative follow-up. Having knowledge of your background and with the help of the various examinations conducted, a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery will offer you the most appropriate solution.
At Clinique MFML, we have the expertise required to safely and reliably place dental implants. To obtain more information about this procedure or to make an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact us.