Immediately after the placement of the implant, a transitional tooth is inserted into the implant, which not only stabilizes the implant but also provides the patient with a functioning tooth during the 3 to 4 months of healing.
After the extraction of the tooth and subsequent implant placement, a healing abutment is inserted into the implant to facilitate the formation of a soft tissue sulcus around the implant.
After the implant is placed, it is covered by the gum tissue throughout the healing process. After a period of healing, the implant is surgically uncovered for the insertion of an abutment.
Individual Teeth: Bicon implants can be restored by intra-orally or extra-orally cementing porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns or all-ceramic crowns to their abutments. Alternatively, they may be restored with the cementless and screwless Bicon Integrated Abutment Crowns™ (IAC).
|Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns:
|Bicon Integrated Abutment Crowns™:|
|Implant-Retained Denture: Rubber o-ring attachments provide for snap-on retention over implant abutments for a soft tissue borne removable denture.
||Implant-Supported Denture: Either telescopic sleeve abutments or a screw-retained bar prosthesis provide for a frictionally retained and implant-supported removable denture.
|View of upper arch with eight Bicon milled telescopic sleeve abutments on Bicon implants. Palatal view of a Bicon implant-supported telescopic sleeve denture.|