Though there are various types of implants available worldwide, we use three standard brands…
Step 1- is the comprehensive data collection of the case i.e. photographs, study models, OPG, X-Ray and CT scan.
Step 2- is a thorough consultation with the patient. This includes obtaining the patient’s history of any medical problems such as diabetes, blood pressure problems, bleeding disorders, radiation history etc. Also obtaining a history of any habits like smoking or teeth grinding. At this stage patient expectations are also discussed.
Step 3- is a hard tissue analysis, which helps find out how much of the bone is present. If the bone is deficient, then with predictable techniques, bone augmentation can be done. A simultaneous bone graft with the implant can be done in many cases.
Step 4- is a soft tissue analysis. Here the gum type is assessed, in order to understand the final aesthetics that can be achieved. The above information will help the dentist decide if the case is appropriate for an immediate dental implant.