The importance of asepsis in the long-term success of dental implant procedures is extremely important. Maintaining an aseptic field (one that is free from infection, septic material, or contact with microorganisms) during the placement of implants in the oral cavity is critical for preventing postoperative infections and rejection of the fixtures by the body.
To achieve this goal, dental surgeons are obligated to provide a clean and safe operating environment for their patients. Today, most dental implant surgeries are performed on an elective, outpatient basis.
The procedure can be carefully planned since it is not an emergency, and is done using a local, regional, or general anesthesia without having to hospitalize the patient overnight.