Implantology is the most advanced stomatological therapy aiming at restoration of missing teeth. The method is perfect, as it is a fine imitation of natural teeth. Implants serve the same function as roots of natural teeth and they offer long term durability.
What are dental implants?
Implants used in dentistry today are little titanium fixtures, which a surgeon-implantlolgist implants into the jaw or mandible bone replacing a missing tooth.
They are made of pure titanium, and thanks to microscopic modifications their surface resembles human collagen so they are biocompatible and perfectly tolerated by our bodies.
What exactly placing a dental implant looks like?
This is a sensitive procedure requiring great precision from the implantlolgist. The treatment is carried out with local anaesthesia. The time of treatment depends on the amount of implants fixed and lasts approximately 30 min to 2 hours.
It may be divided into a few stages :
- Consultation and preparation of the treatment plan
Preparation of a comprehensive treatment plan is one of the most crucial stages. It is created by our experienced team of a prosthodontist and surgeon implantologist considering the patient’s needs , clinical examination and X-ray test of the dentition.
After a thorough analysis of the documentation gathered, we discuss the possibilities of treatment with the Patient and we resolve doubts and answer questions.
Having accepted the treatment plan, the Patient is instructed on pre-treatment recommendations and later the procedure starts.
- Placing dental implants requires a surgical procedure in which precision channels are created in the jawbone. The implant is then fitted into the site and covered with a gum flap to make the process of healing more effective. Healing (osseointegration) is the next stage, when the titanium implant fuses to the bone. They generally require two to six months to fuse or fewer if the conditions in the mouth cavity are favourable.
- During this time the patient uses the prosthesis previously used. When the healing process is completed, that is when the implant fuses to the bone (after osseointegration) the prosthetic stage starts.
- Prosthetic stage
After osteointegration (which must be confirmed by X-ray), we turn to reconstructing of the prosthetic cover on the new root. At first we uncover the implants tip to fix a healing abutment to shape the gum tissue to a more proper form.
This moment is awaited the most by Patients, because the mucosa is starting to heal and the edge of gums forms in a natural shape. Thanks to this each visit is bringing us closer to the final result - a beautiful, broad smile.
The dentist then takes the mandible and maxilla impressions, which are taken to the laboratory, where the prosthodontics technician custom makes the final work. It might be: a custom-made crown, a custom bridge replacing a few teeth, a removable implant-supported tooth replacement or an implant overdenture.
The advantages of implants
easy to maintain oral hygiene
not damaged healthy teeth
Is everybody a candidate for dental implants?
A healthy adult is a candidate for dental implants if:
There is enough bone in the area where we want to have an implant. The condition and thickness of bone has a vast influence on the success of the treatment.
The development and shaping of the jaw bones is completed.
Successful treatment depends on the Patient’s health. There are certain conditions and diseases, such as: cancer, blood and bone disorders or diabetes, which can affect whether dental implants are healing well.
Follw-up prophylaxis after prosthesis implant treatment
At Rewadent Aesthetic Dental Centre, we draw special attention to the oral cavity hygiene importance. We are committed to preparing every Patient for a visit at our surgery, but we wish our Patient was aware of the fact that to maintain the stomatological or prosthetic treatment result, patients need to practise proper oral hygiene.
The durability of implants depends on the Patient, too.
It is very important to keep up a good routine at home to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
- brushing teeth after each meal,
- using mouthwash,
- make the right choice of a tooth brush (we should use a manual brush with medium filaments, fluoride toothpaste, with mild abrasiveness and without whitening properties) adjusting it to the condition of our dentition,
- additionally we should obtain a single tufted and interdental brush, to clean the areas between the teeth and in hard to access areas,
- electric toothbrushes with water jet irrigation prove invaluable to clean areas between the teeth and massage gums.
Detailed training and recommendations for You will be provided our Surgery after the treatment.
Conditions of guarantee
New teeth fixe on implants will be durable in case of Patients practising perfect oral hygiene. An implant, similarly to a natural tooth is surrounded by gums, which protect it from infections. If implants are affected by bacteria from deposit and plaque, there may be the beginning of infection of gums. Chronic inflammation leads to atrophy of bones and loss of an implant. Improper oral hygiene may lead to bone inflammation and rejection of an implant. The Patient should have 2-3 check-ups a year to have the implants professionally cleaned off deposit and the remaining teeth off plaque. The Patient declares in writing to maintain proper oral hygiene and to have check-ups. The dentist controls the tissues around the implant, checks if the implant’s crown is not overloaded. An X-ray of the area is taken once a year, too.