Dental implants combine modern technology and science. Their implementation is based on teamwork in accordance with specific implementation protocols.
The success of an implant implies that everyone involved – the patient, the dentist making the implant crown, and the maxillofacial surgeon who surgically put the implant – follow a specific treatment plan. All three are in constant contact to make sure everyone understands what needs to be done to achieve the best results.
Following the decision to implant, the initial evaluation is followed by a clinical examination, imaging examinations (X-rays) and discussion between the patient and the doctors. The maxillofacial surgeon then places the implants on the patient. When the implants are fixed to the jaw, the dentist prepares the footprints for the upper and lower jaws to create the model from which the crowns and dentures will be created.
Teamwork continues long after the implant and crown are inserted. It is necessary to carry out several reviews to ensure long-term success of the implant.
Implants can serve you for many years if you take care of them and apply oral hygiene. This means good brushing and use of complementary media (e.g. dental floss, interdental brushes, mouthwash) and regular check-up by the dentist.