The role of implants
Loosing our teeth for any reason may cause serious trauma. The fixed or removable partial dentures used to replace teeth are rather uncomfortable and aesthetically inadequate for many.Dental implants for tooth replacement ensure greater stability and capability to chew, and thus provide a complete sense of safety, as well as an excellent aesthetic effect. All of the above serve to improve the patient’s quality of life.
Implantation is in fact the placement of an artificial root in the jaw bone, not teeth; there are more than one hundred implantation techniques known today.
- We assess the patient’s condition,
- We examine the anatomical condition with the use of X-ray
- We obtain detailed information about the patient’s general health condition by filling out an anamnesis sheet
The operational area must be clear of inflammation in all cases, thus appropriate dental hygiene is indispensable. In case the patient has periodontal disease, plaque or carious teeth – the problems have to be treated before the procedure, which is possible in our dental office. The medical consultant will also gather information about the patient’s eating and smoking habits, which is important in perspective of the healing period after the operation.
The number and placement of artificial roots depends on how many teeth are treated. In case of a complete edentulousness, the placementof 6-8 implants in the lower jaw, and 8-10 implants in the upper jaw is necessary, which will be complemented with the specially designed denture after 3-4 months.
For whom do we recommend tooth implantation?
- In case of one or two missing teeth ( preparation of the adjacent teeth is not required)
- In case of missing posterior teeth
- In case of complete edentulousness
Today implantation is an option for patients who are missing just one permanent teeth or completely edentulous. Implant tooth replacement at young ages is usually deferred until jaw growth is complete. The practice shows that the placement of titanium-implants significantly decreases the atrophy of alveolar jaw bone therefore the replacement of the lost teeth is to be done as soon as possible.
The implantation can also serve as replacement of tooth broken in accident. Titanium is a biocompatible metal meaning that the human organism accepts these implants, it doesn’t cause allergic,inflammatic reactions or any neoplasia. However not everybody is a suitable candidate for artificial roots. It requires a certain quality and quantity of bone and a good general health condition.
The implantation can be done under local or general anaesthesia. The process is completly painless the inconvenience of the patient is no more than in case of a simple tooth extraction. Some bulges or pain might occur after the implantation, but it can be treated with medicines and cold pack.