Dental implants are an advanced tooth replacement solution – their strength, durability, and stability are unmatched.
And for this exact reason, they need a solid foundation of adequate bone for implantations to be successful.
Without sufficient bone, the vital osteointegration process at the implant site is not supported, which can increase the likelihood of your dental implant failing – and we certainly don’t want that to happen!
Pre-implant procedures are vital for creating a suitable and healthy oral environment to secure the implant for the next 20 years.
Adds and restores bone density and volume in the areas of the jaw where bone is lacking. Bone grafts need 3-6 months to heal correctly prior to implant placement.
Atraumatic extraction: An atraumatic extraction is advised when a tooth is beyond saving and is surgically extracted and replaced with a dental implant.
Socket preservation: Following tooth extraction, socket preservation involves the placement of a small bone graft into the socket to protect it.
Guided bone regeneration: Also known as bone grafts, this procedure increases the width and height of the bone in the jaw where the implant is to be placed.
Maxillary sinus lift: Some patients might require a sinus lift for implants in the upper jaws. We will add bone to your upper jaw between the molars and premolars.
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Here at Maida Smiles, we offer several implant-based treatments where preimplant procedures are not applicable.
For example, methods like All on 4 allow patients with some bone to receive implant-hybrid dentures. But there are other procedures, like implant-supported bridges, which are faster and render bone grafting unnecessary.
Other highly advanced and expensive treatments like Zygomatic Implants also exist, where the implant does not hook into the jawbone but instead pulls support from areas like the cheekbone.
Dr Gutierres has unrivalled experience in placing dental implants, placing close to 20,000 throughout his 17-year-long career, so much so that he founded and opened the Maida Smiles Clinic in London after identifying a gap for successful immediate implant placement in London.
Pre-dental implant treatment instructions provided by Dr Gutierres:
We can make your mouth suitable with pre-implant procedures like bone grafts or opt for other non-conventional methods that place implants in points of the jaw where the bone is strong and healthy.
This depends on the implant treatment you opt for; for example, we offer advanced techniques like All-on-4, which dentists hail as the graftless solution to missing teeth.
Our patients have reported little discomfort that’s easily managed with over-the-counter medications.
It all depends on the complexity of the work we need to complete; however, patients can expect preimplant systems like bone augmentations to cost £950 and sinus lifts to cost from £1,950 at our London implant clinic.
With the proper care and attention, implants can last a lifetime.
In most cases, we advise a recommended healing time of three to six months before implantation.