Should new implant be one or two stage process?
Doctor Answers 4
Is two stages more successful
quality of the bone and how tight the implant is when it is placed. I prefer
a single stage if possible so that you do not need to come back for
another surgery. If the bone graft procedure regenerated enough solid bone
and you get anchorage equal to the manufacturers recommended specifications
then have the procedure done as a single stage.
One or two stage implant surgery
if implant has a good stability in the bone at the time of surgery, it could be left exposed to avoid second stage surgery.
2 stage surgery is safer, as risk of infevtion and complications caused by premature pressures on implant is lower.
However, these days implant surface design and materials have improved compared to the early days. So one stage surgery has a very high success rate as well.
whichever procedure your surgeon chooses for you, just make sure you follow the post op instructions closely.This will improve your healing, ,reduces complications , gives you best results.
2 stage implant
Let bone graft heal. Then place implant, let that integrate for 3 months. Then restore implant with a post and crown
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