TEETH IMPLANTATIONS

A tooth implantation procedure is carried out after the loss of a single tooth or several teeth, which may have occurred for different reasons. Unlike the old tooth restoration techniques that involved prosthetic bridges, the adjacent teeth are now preserved during the tooth implantation procedure.

First, a titanium implant is threaded into the jaw at the location of the lost tooth; this implant will work as a dental root. When the implant is integrated into the bone, it becomes a strong support for the fixation of a dental crown / prosthetic restoration.

The tooth implants are produced from titanium, which is the type of metal that is most often used in surgery. This metal is characterised by the best compatibility with the human body, ensuring a very high likelihood of the implant integration. Patients who follow the recommendations of their doctors and take proper care about their new teeth will usually enjoy their implants for the rest of their life.

Dental implants are located in the same place as your natural teeth, and replace the functions of your lost teeth while also restoring the aesthetic view. By choosing a dental implantation procedure, you can stop the process of bone decay and restore your chewing function completely.

TEETH IMPLANTATIONS

A tooth implantation procedure is carried out after the loss of a single tooth or several teeth, which may have occurred for different reasons. Unlike the old tooth restoration techniques that involved prosthetic bridges, the adjacent teeth are now preserved during the tooth implantation procedure.

First, a titanium implant is threaded into the jaw at the location of the lost tooth; this implant will work as a dental root. When the implant is integrated into the bone, it becomes a strong support for the fixation of a dental crown / prosthetic restoration.

The tooth implants are produced from titanium, which is the type of metal that is most often used in surgery. This metal is characterised by the best compatibility with the human body, ensuring a very high likelihood of the implant integration. Patients who follow the recommendations of their doctors and take proper care about their new teeth will usually enjoy their implants for the rest of their life.

Dental implants are located in the same place as your natural teeth, and replace the functions of your lost teeth while also restoring the aesthetic view. By choosing a dental implantation procedure, you can stop the process of bone decay and restore your chewing function completely.

DENTAL IMPLANTS CAN BE USED FOR DIFFERENT TREATMENT CASES:

for a single tooth restoration

for the support of a fixed bridge

for the stabilisation of removable dentures

DENTAL IMPLANTS CAN BE USED FOR DIFFERENT TREATMENT CASES:

for a single tooth restoration

for the support of a fixed bridge

for the stabilisation of removable dentures

THE IMPLANTATION PROCEDURE

First of all, the patient's treatment plan is discussed with a physician, and a complete oral examination is carried out including an X-ray or computed tomography imaging. Then, if an implantation is considered feasible, the procedure is carried out as follows:
  • An implant is threaded into the bone during surgery under local anaesthesia. The implant is sutured tightly, or a healing head is applied on top of the implant. The sutures are removed 7 to 10 days after the surgery and the implant is left to heal. The healing process lasts for 3–4 months, during which time the implant integrates closely with the bone.
  • If a tight suture was applied during the implantation, a small surgical intervention is performed after 3 months. The implant is exposed under local anaesthesia and a healing head is attached to the implant.
  • Permanent ceramic prosthetic restorations can be produced for molars 3–4 months after the implantation. To reach the maximum aesthetic result, the temporary plastic tooth or teeth restorations are recommended for the front teeth, to obtain a proper contour of the gums around the restorations. Later, the temporary restorations are replaced by permanent ceramic teeth restorations.
  • The patient should visit an oral hygienist every 4–6 months after a prosthetic restoration with permanent implants.
  • In a favourable clinical situation, the teeth implants can be threaded on the same day, immediately after the tooth extraction.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

IS THE DENTAL IMPLANTATION PROCEDURE PAINFUL?

The implantation procedure is not painful. The procedure is carried out under local anaesthesia and by applying painkillers.

WHAT ADVERSE EFFECTS CAN DEVELOP AFTER A TOOTH IMPLANTATION?

Mild swelling and aching may be reported for a few days after the intervention. Painkillers are prescribed after this procedure.

ARE THE IMPLANTS LONG-LASTING?

There are many factors that have an influence on the durability of the integrated implants. One factor is the quality and strength of the patient’s bones – stronger bones are associated with a higher likelihood of integration. Another of the most important factors is the individual care provided to the patient after the treatment, through regular visits to the dentist and oral hygienist.

WHY THE INTEGRATION OF IMPLANTS CAN FAIL?

The situation of each patient is very individual. Several main reasons for an implantation failure could be highlighted:
– poor oral hygiene;
– inflammatory processes;
– acute infections or viral processes;
– smoking.

HOW SHOULD ONE TAKE CARE OF TEETH IMPLANTS?

The usual means are used for implant care: teeth brushing, dental flossing and a rinsing solution. The patient should also visit an oral hygienist every 4–6 months for a professional oral hygiene procedure.

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