The BTI Implant system has a wide range of implant sizes. This is beneficial as it gives us a large number of options when planning your treatment and allows us to place implants in areas that previously was either impossible or required more complicated treatment prior to implant placement.
After an initial free consultation we can discuss the best options available to you. We will usually then take some radiographs and possibly some moulds of your teeth to assist in the planning. We shall then be required to get a 3D scan taken of the area we plan on placing the implant. This is call a CBCT and allows us to create a computerised 3D model of your jaw. Once we have this we can carry out an extremely detailed assessment and plan which implant we shall place and what other treatment may be required.
Once your treatment plan is completed we shall arrange the surgery. At this appointment we shall place your dental implant under local anaesthetic in a surgically clean environment. We can arrange for sedation to be provided if this is desired.
We shall usually take some blood at this appointment also in order to use or Endoret PRGF during the surgery. In most cases the implant will then be covered over and left for around 3 months. During this period the implant integrates with your jaw bone.
After 3 months we shall uncover the implant and get an impression taken. This will then be used at our dental laboratory to create your crown. This shall then be attached to your implant, usually by a small screw or occasionally cement.
It is important that you look after your dental implant in order to get maximum benefit from it. A dental implant can last as long as a natural tooth. As with a natural tooth it is important to keep it clean with excellent oral hygiene and regular hygiene visits.
If you lost teeth to gum disease or are a smoker then you are at a higher risk of developing disease around your implant called peri-implantitis. This often requires surgical treatment to try and combat and can result loss of the implant.
However, with good oral hygiene and maintenance your dental implant should last you many years.