Transmucosal implants were born in the 1980s to allow minimally invasive implantology.
Trasmucosal implant: everything you need to know
The gum and the underlying bone are perforated by means of special drills, after which the implant is inserted.
The neck of the transmucosal implant will cross the gum and will be slightly visible.
The surface of the implant neck, that is, the one that will come into continuous contact with the gum, has a very accurate surface finish to ensure that it doesn’t cause pain to the gum itself.
The finishing of trasmucosal implant
This finish is achieved in two stages. The first takes place already in machining on the machine tool. The second is the passage through a sifter with abrasives for medical use, which makes the part in contact with the gum even smoother,.
The threaded part of the implant, which will be inserted into the bone, will undergo a subsequent treatment to “worsen” its surface finish, making it very rough. This will improve the osseointegration of the implant.
To ensure that the finishing process of the lower part of the dental implant does not damage the upper part, it is necessary to resort to its protections.
The use of dental implants of this type is recommended both for single implants and for complete prostheses. if there are the ideal bone conditions.
The advantages are linked above all to the post-operation, as for all “minimally invasive” surgical techniques.
In fact, the healing of the tissues involved in the surgery is much faster and less painful for patients, asthe gum doesn’t need to be cut and the bone is not exposed.