What is Minimally Invasive Dental Implants

Gentle / Minimally Invasive Implantation: Advantages, Disadvantages, and Limitations

Soft implantation has two major advantages in the first place. On the one hand, the procedure causes only minor postoperative discomfort, as the treatment area does not have to be opened up over a large area. The wound is minimal, the pain is usually minor and the healing time is shortened accordingly. In terms of feeling, the minimally invasive implantation is a significantly smaller operation for patients. It is not for nothing that the gentle approach is much better received by them.

Little time required for patient and practitioner

On the other hand, gentle implantation enables a potentially faster procedure. This not only means less organizational effort for the patient - as a rule, only one treatment appointment is necessary for the insertion of the implant. If the conditions are good or the bone quality is good, a denture can be made immediately and attached to the implant after two to three weeks. As a result, the implant gently gets used to the later load during the healing phase. In addition, the wound does not have to be sutured or only needs to be sutured very small after the operation. This also saves time - both for the patient and for the practitioner.

More safety through fewer narcotics

In addition to less wound pain and faster treatment, gentle implantation offers more safety for the patient in this respect than only requiring a small amount of anesthetic. Since only a small hole is punched in the gums, only the gums need to be numbed - the bone itself is insensitive. If the patient notices something anyway, this is an indication that bacteria are present in the bone or that a nerve path has been struck. By using only a small amount of anesthetics, the dentist can intervene in good time in the event of complications and prevent possible consequential damage.