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Healing of wound and bone.
The gum normally heals quickly and painlessly. The sutures can normally be removed two weeks after the operation.
During the bone healing phase new bone cells are deposited over the implant. DENTSPLY Friadent implants have a unique special microrough and cell-bonding surface structure to encourage this. This means that the implant heals gradually in its optimum position. This process takes four to six months in the upper jaw. The bone in the lower jaw is harder, so the healing process is completed after only three to four months. During this period you will wear an accurately fitted temporary denture, which will be virtually identical to your natural teeth. With some care you will be able to eat quite normally.
Implant uncovery. Placement of the crown.
Once the implant is securely in position and healed, the gum above the implant is carefully opened again. The implantologist places a gingiva former on the implant. It shapes the gum over about two weeks so it will be in close contact with the subsequent crown – so it will look perfectly natural and there will be no visible gaps. Then an impression of your jaw is taken. The impression forms the template for fabrication of your customized crown. The implantologist will then replace the temporary denture.
After two weeks it is time for the next step. The gingiva former is removed and the final crown is seated. It is screwed tightly and securely to the implant – indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
Exception for immediate loading.
If the dentist finds that your bone situation meets the requirements, immediate loading of the implants is also possible. This means that a very high-quality temporary denture or a prosthesis is attached immediately to the freshly placed implant. You receive your implant and on the same day you also receive a fixed, natural looking tooth. Ask your implantologist about this option.
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