Implantation under anesthesia is quick and absolutely painless
Before talking about the topic of implantation under general anesthesia, let’s talk briefly about dental implants themselves. 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 all of them are used to replace the natural tooth root. In practice, two main types of implants and, consequently, an implantation method can be distinguished. 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 deal with the latter in more detail. If anyone interested in a two-phase implant can read more about it here.
Key features of a one-phase implant
This implant and implantation method got its name from the fact that, unlike the traditional two-phase implant, the implantation and the preparation of the temporary denture take place in a single phase. As a result, the time of the denture procedure is shortened 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 both cheaper and easier to implant it into the jaw-bone. Once the one-phase implant consists of a single piece, it can be made into different shapes and forms according to the actual needs. The best example of this 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 not only vertically but also obliquely as required.
Preparations for dental implantation
As already mentioned, a one-phase implant is easier to insert into the jaw-bone. This 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 a panoramic X-ray, as it is important for the implantologist to get an accurate picture of the condition of the jawbone, the quantity and quality of the bone, and where and at what angle you can implant the implant.
In the next step, the implantologist will determine exactly where, how many implants, and at what angle needs to be implanted. It also depends on the accuracy of this step that the implant will be stable enough to firmly fix the denture. Once you have how many and what kind of implants to implant and the implantologist has discussed everything with the patient, the implantation begins.
Implantation with local anesthesia
As mentioned earlier, an incision of the gums is not required for the implantation of a one-phase implant. The implantation is a simple, invasive surgical procedure. Only a tiny point of the gingival tissue must be penetrated to get the implant into the bone tissue. That is why 80% of implantation is not performed under general anesthesia but under local anesthesia. The intervention in this case is also painless. As we usually say, the most painful is injecting anesthesia, and it really 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. This is an unpleasant feeling despite the fact that “the work” in our mouths is completely painless.
Once the pain relief is complete, implantation begins. The implantologist drills a hole in the tooth bone through the gums at pre-designated points, which is the size of the implant to be implanted. It then screws the implants into the hole drilled into the bone tissue so that it itself cuts a thread into the bone. This method achieves the greatest tissue adhesion between the implant and the bone, and thus provides the greatest stability for the implant at a later date.
Dental implantation in this way is more gentle than other oral surgery, including two-phase implantation. The one-phase, immediate loading implant can be loaded immediately, so the make of the long-term temporary denture can be started immediately. With this method, a complete oral rehabilitation, which means a complete lower and upper denture, is completed in 3-5 days! Dentures attached to one-phase implants provide perfect biting and chewing force as well as a highly beneficial appearance.
implantation under general anesthesia
When implantation is performed under general anesthesia, the implantation process is the same as under local anesthesia. However, the preparations are different. General anesthesia is performed by trained professionals and external staff in close cooperation with the implantologist. Before starting anesthesia, the anesthesiologist should know the patient’s medical history so that he or she can decide if anesthesia is safe for him or her.
Implantation under general anesthesia is possible in more than 95% of cases. The anesthesiologist will explain to the patient the process of anesthesia, what and how will happen during the procedure. Dental implantation is very comfortable under anesthesia, absolutely free of pain and discomfort. 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 important to know that once the anesthesia is performed by an anesthesiologist from an outside company, 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 both under general anesthesia and local anesthesia. Given that it is an invasive procedure, effective 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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