Implants can be the right solution if you have missing teeth. We are able to replace an individual tooth, several missing teeth or even all missing teeth. Implants are increasingly being used as a replacement for teeth given that, in order to replace teeth with implants, there is no need to file down your remaining teeth, because a tooth implant serves as an independent base carrying an individual dental crown or bridge, or acts as the support and anchorage for dental fixtures. A lower complete denture can cause a lot of problems due to instability. In such cases, dental implants can be the ideal solution to attach the complete denture, ensuring stability and, of course, better functionality and appearance. The implant is a cylindrical screw that functions much like the root of a tooth. It is made of a bio-compatible material (a human tissue-friendly material) – titanium.
Implantation is a surgical procedure that consists of placing a screw into the mandibular bone, on which the dental crown is attached at a later stage. The procedure is done under local anaesthesia. The surgeon cuts the mucosa on the crest (i.e. the gingiva where the tooth should be located) and uses special instruments to prepare the bone for the implant. The dental implant is then placed (screwed) into that bone. The mucosa or gingiva above the implant is finally closed with sutures.
Implant placing procedure
During the first meeting, the correct diagnosis is established based on CBCT scans or digital orthopan images, and a thorough specialist examination is performed. The patient is presented with the various dental care solutions of the situation at hand, taking into account his or her wishes.
The next stage after the clinical inspection is the planning of oral rehabilitation or the implanting intervention itself and familiarising the patient with the procedures.
The intervention is quick and painless – it takes approximately 20 minutes under local anaesthesia. The surgeon places a titanium screw into the jawbone, sutures the wound and lets the implant to bond (osseointegrates) with the bone.
The time to heal depends on the state of the patient’s bones and complexity of the intervention, but it usually takes from 3 to 6 months. During this period, a temporary crown or teeth can be made upon the patient’s request. When the bone heals, we proceed and manufacture the superstructure or a new tooth, bridge or denture.
There is plenty of information available on replacing teeth with dental implants. New teeth on dental implants are aesthetically elaborate and ensure maximum stability and durability provided proper care is taken of oral hygiene and regular checks are performed by your dentist.
Getting dental implants has never been more affordable than today. Regain a confident and healthy smile thanks to a dental replacement that is virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
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