Dental implant surgery guide for dentists | Alfa Gate
Oral implantology is a fast-growing career path in dentistry as it is the best treatment you can offer to your patients in the case of missing tooth or teeth. Therefore, we will show the necessary steps to complete the whole surgical procedure up to crown placing successfully in the dental implant surgery .
Planning the dental implant surgery guide
Dental implant surgery is a complex procedure that requires a detailed plan before the surgery date. Consequently, this is everything a dentist needs to know before starting to plan the surgical process.
Is your patient a suitable candidate for dental implant surgery?
Upon examining your patient, these three key factors affect the treatment plan:
- Health conditions such as diabetes, autoimmune system conditions, and more.
- Lifestyle such as smoking and drugs.
- Hygiene habits such as mouth cleanliness, dentist visits, and follow-up appointments.
Examining the pre-op treatment plan
In this step, the dentist must decide on the complete treatment plan from the beginning until restoration.
- CBCT radiological report to determine bone quantity and quality.
- Prosthetic-driven implant planning to ensure the implant position is appropriate for the case.
- Deciding the proper implant type and dimensions, such as Alfa Gate’s wide variety of dental implant options.
Following the implant drilling protocol and post-operative treatment plan
A key goal in dental implant surgery is to preserve the soft tissue by deciding the type of surgical gingival incision to have the best esthetic result. In addition, specific drilling sequences match every dental implant and bone type (D1, D2, D3, D4).
- There are different surgical incision types in oral surgery; some styles include a Sulcular incision, Gingival or enveloping incision, Triangular incision (partial Neumann), and more.
- The drilling sequence contains instructions to avoid potential operator errors and achieve the best initial stability with minimal trauma to the bone.
- In the post-operative stage, the dentist must follow the restorative option that suits his case, such as immediate or delayed implant loading.
Post-operation implant healing and crown placing
After a successful osteointegration healing process, the dentist must add prosthetic parts in order to complete the crown placement. Alfa Gate’s Bioactive implant has osseoinductive characteristics that expedite the healing period by 6-10 weeks instead of 3-6 months of the usual implant healing time.
Prosthetic parts include healing cap, transfer, and matching abutments to fit the restoration plan like screw retained or cemented. Thus, the final step in the procedure is successfully placing the crown.