“So, imagine you’ve lost all your teeth and want to get some new ones. The first step is for the implantologist to look at your mouth and take full mouth x-rays (OPG) and a 3D scan of your teeth (CBCT). This helps them plan how best to give you your new teeth.
Next, the implantologist might need to do extra work, like building up the jawbone where the new teeth will go. This is called a bone graft.
Once that’s all done, the dentist will put the new teeth, called dental implants, into your jaw. They might give you some medicine to help you feel sleepy and comfortable during this.
After that, the new teeth need some time to settle in and heal. This can take a couple of months.
Once the new teeth have settled in, the dentist will put a special connector piece on top of the implant called an abutment.
Finally, the dentist will make your new teeth – this can be a single tooth, a few teeth or a full set – and pop them onto the abutment.
Going back to the implantologist for regular check-ups is important to ensure everything is going well. This is a general treatment plan, and the specifics of the plan may vary depending on the individual case.”