Getting the solution
Getting Vistafix® is a simple procedure. It involves six steps that could change your life:
Once you have decided to go ahead with getting an implant-retained prosthesis you will meet with a medical team and plan the procedure. At this time, a surgical template is made to determine the best locations for implants in relation to your facial structure and your future prosthesis.
The Vistafix® surgical procedure can be conducted in one or two stages, depending on what is appropriate. The titanium implants are placed in carefully chosen sites suitable for the positioning of the prosthesis, and healing abutments are attached to the implants. Final abutments are chosen at a later date when the tissue settles down.
After surgery, the bone will need some time to bond (osseointegrate) with the titanium implant. When the surgical procedure is done in two stages the second stage takes place after this period. Once the implant is satisfactorily stable in the bone, the making and fitting of the prosthesis can begin.
Final abutments are placed and an exact copy, an impression, of the area is made. When this is complete the next step is to start making the prosthesis out of silicone. You will go for a series of fittings with the prosthetist to check that the shape and size correspond appropriately and that the tone and texture also match.
When your prosthesis is ready you will meet with your prosthetist for the final fitting. After this session you will be able to enjoy wearing it everyday.
The area around the implants should be kept clean and the prosthesis should also be cleaned regularly. However, this need not take more than a few minutes a day.