Dental implants

Dental implants

How to cope with permanent tooth loss? Modern implant systems are the answer. Our German BEGO implants are a solution that will restore a beautiful and healthy smile.

Elapsing time and dental diseases cause permanent cavities. Defects in dentition not only badly affect our self-esteem, but mainly disturb the fundamental role of the masticatory system through changes resulting from the loss of teeth. Aesthetics is disturbed by sagging cheeks or changes in facial features.

The loss of teeth can cause a lot of negative effects, such as shifting or tilting of the teeth in the vicinity of the defect, alteration of occlusion, difficulty in chewing, changes in the
temporomandibular joints.

 

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Modern dentistry provides an effective solution that will help restore a healthy and beautiful smile. Dental implants or endosseous implants can permanently correct and stabilize the occlusal situation. They improve the quality of life! Thanks to implants, we do not expose the adjacent teeth to the risk of their loss or damage.

 

In our clinic, we offer implant treatment at the highest level. Due to the fact that we are working on several systems, we have the ability to select the appropriate implant in each situation.

 

What is an implant?

 

 

An implant is a screw of few millimeters with an external thread and a specially prepared
titanium surface, it is in direct contact with the bone. The implant is attached to the connector and the crown above it, which is the visible part of the tooth. The length of the implants differs significantly from 6 to 19 mm and the width varies between 3 and 7 mm.
We invite you to our implant consultation. Our doctors will answer all your questions!

Implantation of the dental implants:

Single implantation takes about 45 minutes. When implanting several implants, the time reaches up to approx. 1-2 hours. Implantation is a painless procedure. The wound is sutured and the sutures must be removed after 7 - 10 days.

Prosthetic solutions

Treatment with the incorporation of the implant enables a range of prosthetic solutions:

- one implant + crown in case of loss of one tooth

 

- dental bridge (prosthetic construction replacing several missing teeth). The bridge may be supported on two or more implants. It is important to bear in mind that prosthetic bridges are  permanent solutions, permanently anchored in the mouth. They may be made of ceramic or composite substructure of titanium, steel, gold or zirconium.

 

- complete denture. Dentures are mounted on a number of implants (up to 6), so that a high stability of the denture is obtained.

Prosthetic components offered in our clinic are made in the best prosthetic laboratories.

Recommendations after the procedure:

- It is advised to make a compress using ice cubes immediately after the procedure.

- If you experience pain, you should take painkillers prescribed by a dentist.

- It is possible to eat or drink only after the restoration of full sensation in the anesthetized area.

- In the first days after surgery it is recommended to avoid hot food and liquids.

- You must not smoke or drink alcohol in the first two days after procedure.

- Avoid any exertion: stooping, lifting heavy objects and sport

- Do not use the sauna and tanning beds.

- Rinse your mouth with lukewarm, boiled water after each meal.

- Rinse your mouth with the use of fluids such as Corsodyl, Eludril, Dentosept 3-4 times a day.

Important:

In order for implants to adopt into the bones, they can not be overstressed immediately after surgery.
The healing period usually lasts from 3 to 6 months. The time is dependent on where the implant has been secured, for the mandible the healing period is 3 to 4 months and for the jaw it is 5-6 months.
The process of producing a lasting connection between the bone of the patient and the titanium implant surface is called osseointegration.

For the six weeks following the removing of sutures, the patient should:

- Clean the area of implantation gently and massage the gum.

- Not touch the implant or the place into which it was introduced with the fingers or the tongue.

- Avoid greater exertion, if possible.

- Follow-up visits, even if healing is proceeding smoothly.

There should be no trace of the surgical intervention after 6 weeks. The implant is usually
already covered with the gum and increasingly fuses with the bone. After radiographic
confirmation of its osseointegration, we can proceed to the prosthetic restoration.

Warnings:

It is important to bear in mind that individual plan of treatment must be developed for each patient, his/her health situation must be thoroughly analyzed. Only in this way it is possible for a doctor to make a right decision about the possibility of implantation or its exclusion.

In case of doubt about the general health of the patient, the dentist usually orders the following laboratory tests:

- complete blood cell count,
- erythrocyte sedimentation rate,
- bleeding time and coagulation time,
- sugar,
- HbS,
- the level of vitamin D3,
- Calcium, sodium, potassium levels in serum.

Contraindications:

- Too thin bony appendage
- Too little space between adjacent teeth
- Too little space between the upper and lower teeth
- Abnormalities in the structure of mucous membrane,
- Irregularities in the structure or setting of adjacent teeth,
- Abnormal structure and disadvantaged location of other anatomical structures within the
planned implantation (maxillary sinus, nasal sinus, nerve canals e.g. mandibular)

Advantages of implantation:

- No necessity to grind down the adjacent teeth,
- No necessity for root canal treatment of so called abutment teeth, required in the case of dental bridges,
- Comfort and convenience,
- Durability (even lifetime)
- The possibility of replacing several missing teeth with two implants,
- Avoiding the bone loss that occurs after a tooth extraction.
- Prevention of the lowering of occlusion and disturbance in the proper functioning of the
stomatognathic system.
- Better preservation of proper oral hygiene (cleanability as with natural teeth)