What are the steps of treatment?
The treatment is done in local anaesthesia.
A gingival flap is made by cutting the gum, then a little spiral is drilled into the bone with a special drill. The titanium screw will be screwed in then, and it will become the new tooth’s root. The wound will be closed with stitches. The screw in the bone will have to rest for 4-6 months.
During this time ossification between the screw and the jawbone happens so the implant becomes basically fitted into the bone. The screw can’t hold weight in the healing phase so during this time temporary bridge or denture can be used. When the screw is fixed stably in the jawbone the second operation can take place.
The screw under the gum will be explored again and a small cap will be screwed on it so that it will rise above the gum level. We call it a healing cap. The gum heals for 2-3 days, then the phase without operation comes next when we screw in the final cap that becomes the base for the future bridge. After taking an impression the lab technician creates the required restoration.