29 Apr 2021
6 min read
By Dr. Marco Benigni
Specialist Oral Surgeon
If a patient wants dental implants treatment, those procedures will come at the very, very end of any required oral health treatment.
In other words, if you have any other dental problems at all, they should always be dealt with beforehand.
So, if you have gum disease, it should be controlled before you have implant treatment. It’s the same for cavities.
If you need root canal treatments, they can sometimes be carried out at the same as implant treatment. But they must be completed before the implant treatment is completed.
If you need orthodontic treatment – braces or Invisalign – it should absolutely be carried out before the implants because otherwise the teeth will move… but the implant will stay where it is.
So we should place the implant when we know where we need to place the implant. It should come at the end of the treatment.
A thorough assessment should be carried out at the beginning of the process because we need to know when is the right time to start the implant treatment.
And the answer will always be that it comes at the very end.
This is despite the fact that some dental implant treatments can take a relatively long time.
If the treatments that must take place beforehand are unsuccessful, this can be a contraindication for the implants treatment.
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