An implant is an artificial tooth root in the form of a screw, most often made of titanium, which is inserted in the gap left by an extracted tooth. This titanium or zirconium screw is accepted by the body as its own bone, which accepts it permanently, just like with healing bone fractures. Thanks to implants, you can continue to eat anything, eliminating the inconvenience of missing teeth or having to use removable dentures.
What are the steps of the implantation procedure?
Implantation first requires careful analysis of the condition of the oral cavity. Dental Esthetic performs this analysis on the basis of a clinical examination and evaluation of a panoramic X-ray (or CTG) image of all the teeth. The structure and condition of the surrounding bone is also verified. Before we insert the implant, we choose the best solution for the patient during individual consultations.
2. The procedure – inserting the implant
The procedure is carried out under local anaesthesia, which makes it completely pain-free. The insertion of a single implant takes ca. 20-40 minutes.
3. New tooth crown
After a few months of osteointegration, in which the implant grows into the bone, it is time for the next stage, when a prosthetic cap is added. A dental technician prepares the crown or bridge to cap the implant and replace the missing tooth. When working with the technician, the following details are specified: the shape of the crown, the depth of its colour and ability to reflect light. This all ensures that the new tooth copies your natural teeth as closely as possible.
Implantology now stirs a lot of emotions, which results in many questions being asked. New technologies and the popularisation of implants have made them – once highly expensive – easily accessible. Thanks to modern, specialised dental clinics, such as Dental Esthetic, they are inserted quickly and without any pain. Among the benefits of choosing Dental Esthetic is that we help our clients smile with a full, unconstrained smile. We take care of them by offering innovative, unique dental services. For over seven years we have been honing our implantology skills, keeping abreast of the latest research, trends and global markets, so as to offer our patients access to the best solutions and the safest products.
What you should know about implants:
When can an implant be introduced?
An implant may be introduced immediately after a tooth’s extraction, although there are some exceptions. The possibility needs to be consulted with the dentist before extraction. The dentist will analyse the condition of the oral cavity on the basis of X-ray images and patient examination.
How durable are implants?
After a few months (usually around 2-3 months), the implant becomes in-grown into the bone permanently, becoming a fixed part of it. One necessary condition for the durability of the implant is a correct implantation process, from the planning stage to the actual procedure. The implant can fulfil its function as long as the bone that supports it exists. The basis for the long-term viability of implants is maintaining good oral hygiene, with periodic dental check-ups (e.g. once every six months), which will allow the patient to use the implant until the end of their life.
Are there any contraindications to implantation?
Currently there are no contraindications to implantation, but there are limitations – conditions, which require the patient to undertake specific actions, e.g. limiting smoking. The risk of the implant being rejected is greater in the case of smokers. In specific cases, such as patients with diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, joint or blood ailments or osteoporosis, it might be necessary to consult and work together with the medical doctor treating the patient.
What is the implant rejection rate?
Implantology’s success rate is estimated at 95%, and its methods are constantly being perfected and thoroughly examined.
Can implant rejection be dangerous to the patient’s heath?
Implant rejection is not dangerous and has no further consequences. However, it might be necessary to change the method employed when replacing missing teeth.
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