Dental implants

The placement of dental implants is done exclusively with computer-assisted minimally invasive techniques through special software that ensures a blood and pain free surgery and a fast healing process without any complications.

In cases where there is a bone deficit, it is possible to perform advanced reconstructive techniques with grafts and growth factors.

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What are implants?

Implants are artificial titanium roots that are placed in the jaw through a minor surgery, and form the basis for supporting teeth. They are completely biocompatible with the tissues of the body having a very high success rate.

What are the advantages of implants compared to traditional methods of restoring missing teeth?

 

  • There is no need to grind the adjacent teeth on which a bridge would rest.
  • The procedure is completely painless and often bloodless.
  • The cost can also be cheaper than classical methods.
  • An implant can be used for other restorations in the future, saving time, effort and money.
  • Accompanied by a lifetime warranty.

In which cases can I place implants?

Implants can be placed in all cases where there is tooth loss. Depending on the requirements of each treatment plan and the number of implants placed, either a crown, a bridge or a denture can be made.

 

What is the implant treatment procedure?

Implant treatment is divided into two parts, surgical and prosthetic.

The surgical part involves placing the implants in the jaw and monitoring them until they are osseointegrated.

Placement is done under local anesthesia in the dental office. The surgery is painless as it is always preceded by digital planning of the surgery and digital placement of the implants in a virtual environment. This way the surgeon knows exactly what to expect during the surgery, thus ensuring that the implant is placed quickly and accurately.

After implant placement, there is a healing period that can last from a few weeks to 4 months.

After the implants are osseointegrated, the prosthetic part, i.e. the fabrication and placement of the final prosthetic work, follows. The prosthetic part is shorter than the surgical part and usually takes a few weeks.

 

What can the complications be?

Complications can occur:

  • during implant placement – inability to place the implant due to lack of a suitable bone substrate, nerve injury.
  • during the period of their osseointegration – inability to achieve osseointegration.
  • during the subsequent course of the implants – peri-implantitis. Peri-implantitis is an inflammation of the tissues around the implant and leads to bone loss around the implant. It can be caused by poor oral hygiene of the patient or poor prosthetic restoration or a combination of both. If the treatment of peri-implantitis is neglected, it is possible to result in the loss of the implant.

What are the success rates of implants?

The success rates of implants are very high, even as high as 95% over a 30-year period, according to the latest studies. In order to attribute this success rate, the following conditions must be met:

  • Specialized experience of the dentist in implants
  • Correct treatment planning
  • Correct implant placement
  • Correct planning of prosthetic work on implants
  • Good oral hygiene by the patient
  • Regular check-ups by your doctor (at least every 6 months).
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