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Implantation under general anesthesia - Contact us for an appointment

Implantation under general anesthesia – Contact us for an appointment

Implantation under general anesthesia is painless and discomfort free

Before discussing implantation under general anesthesia, let’s talk briefly about dental implants. Dental implant-based restoration is one of the options for replacing missing teeth. Dental replacement with implants is the most advanced dental replacement known today, the most similar to natural teeth. Unfortunately, due to the price of the implant itself, not as many people can use this excellent tooth replacement option as they would need it. Let us emphasize that when we talk about a dental implant in this article, we mean a one-phase immediate loading implant.

What is a dental implant? A dental implant is nothing more than an artificial root that can replace a natural tooth root—made of high-purity titanium alloy. There are several types of implants, but they are used to replace the natural tooth root. In practice, two main types of implant family exist and, consequently, an implantation method. One is the conventional two-phase implant, and the other is the immediate loading one-phase implant. In this writing, in addition to implantation under general anesthesia, we discuss the latter in more detail; anyone interested in a two-phase implant can read more about it here.

Key features of an immediate loading implant
This implant and implantation method got its name because it takes place in one day, unlike the traditional two-phase implant. Preparing the long-term temporary denture takes a few days in s single phase. As a result, the time of the denture procedure is shorter in a previously unimaginable way.

The immediate loading implant also differs from the traditional multi-piece implant in that it consists of only one piece! This fact has additional benefits for the patient, as it is cheaper and easier to implant into the jaw-bone. Once the one-phase implant consists of a single piece, it can make it into different shapes and forms according to the needs. The best example is when the head of the implant deviates at an angle from the screw part so that it can be implanted into the tooth bone vertically and obliquely as required.

Preparations for dental implantation
As mentioned, a one-phase implant is easier to insert into the jaw-bone. That is indeed the case, as it does not require an incision of the entire gum and then suturing back after implantation of the implant base. The implantation process begins with CT and a panoramic X-ray. The implantologist needs accurate information about the conditions of the jaw-bone. Then, the implantologist determines precisely where and how many implants and what angle they need to implant. It also depends on the accuracy of this step that the implant will be stable enough to fix the denture firmly. Once the implantologist determines the number of implants needed and discusses all essential details with the patient, implantation begins.

Dental implantation under local anesthesia
As mentioned earlier, an incision of the gums is not required to implant a one-phase implant. The implantation is a simple, invasive surgical procedure. Only a tiny point of the gingival tissue must penetrate to get the implant into the bone tissue. That is why 80% of implantation occurs under local anesthesia, not general anesthesia. The intervention, in this case, is also painless. As we usually say, the most painful is injecting anesthesia, and it is. At the same time, it is also true that you can feel and hear the oral surgeon working in our mouths all the time. Even though “the work” in our mouths is entirely painless, that is unpleasant.

Once the pain relief is complete, implantation begins. The implantologist starts drilling holes into the pre-designated points. Then screws the implants into the bone tissue, cutting a thread into the bone. This method achieves the most excellent tissue adhesion between the implant and the bone, thus providing the implant’s most excellent stability later.

Dental implantation in this way is gentler than other oral surgery, including two-phase implantation. The immediate loading implant can be loaded immediately, so it can start making a long-term temporary denture directly. This method completes a complete oral rehabilitation, which means an entire lower and upper denture, in 3-5 days! Dentures attached to one-phase implants provide perfect biting and chewing force and a highly beneficial appearance.

Dental implantation under general anesthesia
When implantation occurs under general anesthesia, the implantation process is the same as local anesthesia. However, the preparations are different. Trained professionals and external staff perform general anesthesia closely with the implantologist. Before starting anesthesia, the anesthesiologist should know the patient’s medical history to decide if anesthesia is safe.

Dental implantation is comfortable under anesthesia and free of pain and discomfort. In the case of oral rehabilitation, we do implantation under general anesthesia. The anesthesiologist will explain to the patient the anesthesia process and what and how it will happen during the procedure. When the patient wakes up, he doesn’t remember anything! Your only job is to get used to the implants in your mouth, which you only have a couple of days for, as you will receive your permanent, temporary denture on the third or fourth day after implantation.

It is essential to know that once an anesthesiologist from an outside company performs the anesthesia, its price is not included in the price of the implant implantation. This amount is also given separately on our homepage.

In summary, dental implantation can happen under general and local anesthesia. It is an invasive procedure, so adequate local anesthesia also means painless implantation. At the same time, implantation under general anesthesia, in addition to being absolutely pain and discomfort-free, is very convenient and stress-free!


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