To regain the appearance and functionality of a missing tooth used to be very difficult to achieve. Dental implants have been known for decades as the best replacement for lost teeth. Their ability to successfully replace the function of a natural tooth root has been proven through millions of successfully placed dental implants.
Dental implants are very strog and durable and can last a lifetime if maintained regularly, and the installation procedure itself is completely painless.
Dental implants can replace 1 tooth, more than one or all teeth in one jaw if we install 4-6 implants.
A big advantage is that dental implants can be installed at any time, regardless of age.
DENTAL IMPLANT PLACEMENT PROCEDURE
- Before the procedure, it’s necessary to make a three-dimensional reconstruction of the patient’s condition in the mouth using data obtained by recording with a CBCT device.
Based on the obtained data, the selection of the appropriate therapy is carried out using special software (3Diagnosys) which in a simple and intuitive way allows the oral surgeon to make a complete diagnosis and virtual plan of implant placement.
- A treatment plan is created and the time and financial construction is determined
*in case of insufficient jaw bone, bone regeneration is required, it can be performed before or during implant placement:
- Blood plasma
- Artificial bone
- Autologous bone
The installation of a dental implant is performed under local anesthesia, and the procedure is completely painless for the patient.
Dental implant placement takes approximately 15 min, but it all depends on each patient individually.
A titanium screw will be installed in the bone at the selected location, which is left to fuse with the bone.
Immediately after the procedure, the patient receives an antibiotic, analgesic and ice, and it is possible to function normally, and the next day you are able to perform work activities.
The healing time depends on the complexity and type of procedure and the condition of the patient’s bone, and lasts mainly about 3 months * in cases of bone regeneration up to 6 months.
After a period of recovery and successful fusion with the bone, a gingivoformer is placed on the implant, which shapes the gums for a prosthetic replacement.
- When removing the gingivoformer (after 7 days), an impression is taken to make a prosthetic work, and in cooperation with dental laboratory technicians, we plan the appearance of the tooth, which is similar to making a crown on natural teeth.
- After the final work is done, cementation follows.
“As with all procedures, there is always the possibility of complications. However, if the implants are installed according to the rules of the profession and in compliance with the recommendations of the implant manufacturer, the success rate is higher than 99%! ”
Dental implant placement procedure
ADVANTAGES OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
- To replace a lost tooth, dental implants are the best solution.
- A dental implant completely replaces a lost tooth, and the appearance and functionality can be compared to a natural tooth.
- Other solutions can lead to bone resorption and can interfere with eating, laughing, speaking and other daily activities.
- Dental implants are a long-term solution. Traditional dental bridges supported by ground teeth last between five and seven years, with proper care for up to 10 years, but at some point they need to be replaced. Dental implants are a lifelong solution.
- Dental implants allow you to maintain the natural shape of your face and smile. With the loss of teeth, the face loses support and gains a dilapidated appearance.
- Empty space in the mouth caused by tooth loss can cause additional health problems, such as the loss or decay of part of the jaw. A dental implant is the only tooth replacement option that keeps the bone healthy by stimulating bone growth and thus preventing it from decaying.
- Dental implants are placed in the jaw, where the root of the lost tooth was, without affecting healthy teeth. They also prevent healthy surrounding teeth from moving, as is the case when an empty space is left in place of a lost tooth.