Patients often wonder what to expect with dental implants. A successful implant requires teamwork from all involved – the patient, the general dentist who makes the abutment and crown for the implant, the dental laboratory who fabricates the abutment and restoration, and the oral and maxillofacial surgeon who surgically places the implant. Each member of the team follows a careful plan of treatment and maintains clear communication so that the final result meets the patient’s expectations.
Dental implants offer a natural looking replacement for adult teeth. In addition, implants restore functionality to the jaw, making speaking, eating and chewing easier. Most implants are comprised of a screw that is embedded into the bone, and a post, to which the prosthesis is attached.
Biomet 3i implants are unique because the micro-surface of the cone-shaped screw contains an innovative bone-bonding component. This means that implants can be placed in areas with low bone density, sparing the patient the mess and misery of wearing poorly fitting dentures. Additionally, the bone-bonding component means quicker recovery time after the implant is placed.
Why BIOMET 3i?
Dental implants have been proven to be the most advanced and reliable therapy to replace missing teeth. More than one million patients have improved their quality of life with BIOMET 3i Implants. As the largest manufacturer of dental implants still made in the U.S.A., BIOMET 3i innovations have been well documented in peer-reviewed scientific publications. BIOMET 3i focuses on each individual event between a clinician and a patient and how each event may require a different set of product or service solutions. BIOMET 3i takes this effort seriously by developing technology and service solutions that cater to your ever changing needs. You can trust BIOMET 3i to provide your dentist with simple ways to be successful one patient at a time. BIOMET 3i is based in the United States in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, with operations throughout the world and is recognized as one of the leading companies in the oral reconstruction market. Every day, we strive for PROVIDING SOLUTIONS – ONE PATIENT AT A TIME.
How are 3i dental implants placed?
The procedure for placing 3i dental implants is similar to many other implant procedures. It is usually performed in two short visits, the first visit being typically an hour in length and the second taking around thirty minutes.
After the dentist has analyzed the X-rays and diagnostic results, the implant root can be inserted. This procedure will be performed under local anesthetic unless another type of sedation is preferred.
Here is a step-by-step process for the first stage of a 3i dental implant placement:
An incision will be made in the gum tissue to expose the jawbone.
A tiny hole will be drilled into the jawbone to insert the implant.
The implant will be screwed or tapped into the designated position.
A small temporary stop-cap is placed to cover the implant, and the surgical site is sutured closed.
After approximately 10 days, the sutures will be removed and the dentist will assess the healing process.
Generally, 3i dental implants enhance the healing process, which means that the second treatment phase can be completed around 10-12 weeks after the first.
Here is a brief overview of what can be expected at the second appointment:
A local anesthetic will be administered, and a tiny incision will be made to expose the prosthetic root. The temporary stop-cap will be removed and a small post or abutment will be attached to the implant.
When the healing process is complete, the new dental prosthesis (usually a crown) will be created from bite impressions. A tiny screw will be used to secure the prosthesis onto the abutment. Any necessary adjustments will be made to ensure the prosthesis is comfortable, and the 3i dental implant will be secure for a lifetime.
If you have any questions about 3i dental implants, please ask us or call for consultation.