Dental Implants

Implants are the most advanced solution offered by modern dentistry to tooth loss.

Undoubtedly, over the past few decades, dental science and its specialization has seen rapid development. Simplification and efficiency of local anesthesia, improved properties in materials, but also continuously developing therapeutic techniques, have led both to facilitate the dentist and the debunking of the “visit to the dentist” horors to a now no-stress event by the majority of the patients .

The need for dental implants

The diseases of the teeth (caries, fractures), but also around the dental tissue (gingivitis, periodontitis), are the enemies of a healthy and complete denture that in conjunction with either negligence or wrong treatment choices inevitably lead to their loss.

The treatment of partial or total lack of teeth is one of the most important chapters in dental science. In this very long-term field research combined with high technology, led to the introduction of dental implants in everyday dental practice.

It’s a titanium screw placed in the jaw bone to be used to support artificial teeth.

This depends on the patient’s needs. A single implant can serve to restore a missing tooth or that’s about to be exported, avoiding thereby the classical solution of a bridge, which will affect the neighboring healthy teeth. More implants can replace several teeth, thus avoiding the use of a mobile teeth bride, known to us all “dentures”.

Modern implantology has a scientific and clinical presence for more than thirty years. In Europe and America it’s now established a simple everyday solution . In our country there is still doesn’t have the place it deserves. This is mainly due to mistrust, faulty information that patients receive, but unfortunately also due to several dentists that prevent their patients from the implants, giving false arguments and thus depriving them of solutions that are better and more efficient compared to conventional solutions.

That’s a known misconception. Disposal can be an issue for an organ transplants (liver, heart, etc.) where there is the possibility of the implant to be recognized as “foreign” by the human body.Titanium, from which manufactured the implants belongs to the category of “biocompatible” materials that coexist with living tissue without complications. It is further known that metal materials (blades, nails, etc.) that are widely used in orthopedic surgery (fractures, joint replacement surgery, etc.) and long before the appearance of dental implants are also made of titanium.

You must meet certain prerequisites that have to do as much with general guidelines as with certain conditions. The patient should not suffer from a serious general diseases, such as high and unregulated diabetes. So before any work starts a complete medical history will be taken by your dr. A certain amount of bone in the jaw is absolutely necessary tto act as the base of any work something that can be easily discovered with an X-ray. However, a variety of techniques for shaping and improving the area for implant is now available and can be used in the majority of cases. Finally, heavy smoking and poor oral hygiene must be put under control prior to implant placement.

Given the proper surgical placement of implants from a qualified dentist, load balanced with prosthetic teeth, maintaining a high level of oral hygiene by the patient and finally the at least annually conservative radiological and clinical monitoring the success rate is around 99% for a period of 8-10 years, as demonstrated by modern scientific research. Any failures are now linked to poor oral hygiene, with some contamination during the initial healing or even the wrong load balance of the prosthetic implant. In the majority, of cases we are able to place a new implant in the same area where a problem occurred assuring complete satisfaction.

Depending on the incident there’s a required waiting period of three to six months to fully integrate the implant into the jawbone. Also, in most cases that implants were applied successfully during the last decade, “the direct charging” method was used in which the patient can “wear” his teeth within a few days from the placement of implants.

All implanting procedures take place in our dental clinic. Particular attention should be paid to the maintenance of absolute asepsis to prevent postoperative complications. Local anesthesia is applied, similar to that of a simple filling or extraction of a tooth, and in combination with specific medication we can promise no pain both during, and after surgery.

Absolutely none. The methods and techniques used, enable its restoration identical to those used on natural teeth (Case, bridges) and give the image of healthy and beautiful teeth.

Implants are more expensive in absolute terms than conventional solutions. But such comparison is void simply because it is a treatment with radical differences.On the one hand we have the burden of sound natural teeth (“bridges”), psychological and functional partial dentures uncomfortable (“bikes”) and dentures which disturb and move when chewing or talking. In contrast, a prosthesis based on dental implants is solid, functional, independent of the neighboring natural teeth, and in many cases is aesthetically superior to the alternative prosthetic solutions.

The lack of teeth and what it entails (decreased chewing ability, change in voice, facial aesthetic alteration, psychological burden of the patient) applies without a doubt to a large percentage of people in our country.Dental implants are by far the most advanced and effective solution that is now offered by modern dentistry for which every dentist should inform and be informed.

The individual patient either directed by a dentist, or after his own research should be informed by a specialized in dental implants dentist, he can be informed about every viable alternative and make his own informed decisions.