What is a dental implant?
The endosseous implant is another name used for dental implants. It is an external object that is supposed to be implanted in the oral cavity and interfaces with the bones of the mouth cavity and the jaw and gradually becomes a part of the mouth cavity. Crowns, bridges, facial prosthesis and dentures are frequently used as dental implants. Osseointegration is the process that results in the fusion of the bones of the mouth and this dental prosthesis. The external denture basically fuses with the human tissue as it was a part of the mouth cavity.
Success or failure of dental implants
The success or failure of the implants is highly dependent on some factors. This means that the dental implants might show different results according to the age, gender and previous dental condition of the patient. It also depends upon the oral hygiene habits and how the patient shows compliance after the implants have been placed. Apart from that, some drugs are also prescribed post-implantation. They are meant to enhance the process of osseointegration and the healing gets better. They also help in the improvement of the general oral health of the patient.
Evaluation and pre-requisites
These are some of the details of the dental implants and the procedure is another description. The position of implants is another factor that determines the success or failure of the implants. Position is mainly dependent upon the previous alignment of the teeth and the shape of the jaw depending upon the age of the patient.
To determine the position, dentists use various methods which include the CT with CAD or CAM simulation or sometimes surgical guides are used. These surgical guides are termed as stents. All this drill is done only to make sure that the pre-requisites are fulfilled. Health bone and gingiva are the most important among many.
Complications of dental implants
Last but not least, the risk and sometimes possible complications can also despite taking full care and carrying out all the necessary procedures. All the risks which include excessive bleeding to failure of osseointegration must be explained to the patient before he consents for the procedure in the end.
Well, the reason behind all the context is that the consent form is necessary for a mere dental implant. We cannot take it for granted because from evaluation to the actual implants, the whole procedure is full of risks and complications. It can only be done once the patient is explained all the details and he consent for it in the end that too in written form.
Dental implant consent form
A dental implant consent form is made for all the reasons mentioned above. This form is quite similar to the rest of the consent form with a difference in the explanation of the procedure, evaluation, and complications of the procedure written in the form.
Name of the patient, age, gender, current diagnosis, name of the doctor and his previous health condition along with the indication of dental implants is mentioned so that there is no confusion before or after the procedure.