Plate Form Implants
This takes the form of a narrow metal plate which is inserted into the jawbone. Your dentist will expose the area of your jawbone for treatment before preparing the bone to receive the implant. He or she will make a series of incisions in the gums before inserting the implants. The number of incisions made will depend on the number of implants.
The implants are inserted and the incisions closed with tiny stitches.
The dentist will advise you to wait for a set period of time to allow osseointegration to take place. However, in some cases you can have restorations directly after the implant procedure. This is known as ‘immediate loading’.
If your jawbone is not deep or wide enough to support root form or plate form implants, and there is too much bone loss, then consider having a subperiosteal implant.