Method and procedure
This minimally invasive technique, performed under local anaesthesia (if necessary also under general anaesthesia), is an almost painless method that has been around for more than 30 years. The main feature of the system is that during the procedure the dentist creates the desired hollow in the bone for the implant by drilling a hole in the gum instead of making an incision in it. He only makes small holes in the gum and then places the implant in the hard part of the bone, notÂ in the soft, spongy bone substance.
8-12 implants per jaw are placed with this method. The exact number evidently depends on the width of the jaw. This system requires a higher number of implants for stability than a conventional implantation method, so that the provisional round bridge can be fixed immediately.
After the operation, the dentist takes an impression for the semi final replacement. The patient must only come back to the clinic the day after the surgery for the framework fitting and on the fourth day after surgeryÂ for the final fixation of the fixed dentures.
When are basal implants adequate?
â€“ For patients who want an instant solution
â€“ When an entire jaw needs rehabilitation
â€“ If you are a heavy smoker or diabetic
â€“ For patients with chronic diseases
Advantages of basal implants
â€“ Are applicable in most cases, even when other methods are not feasible
â€“ Fixed denture with implants within one week
â€“ Implantation can take place immediately after tooth extraction(s)
â€“ No need of implant exposure in the second treatment (replacement of the provisional denture)