Implants – FAQ
What are the advantages of dental implants?
- There is no need to polish living teeth. Contrarily to traditional methods of missing teeth complementation, like the bridge, implants do not require polishing of tooth piles for they are often healthy and have no fillings.
- Bone atrophy prevention. The bone has a tendency to atrophy when it is not being weighed down. The implants act just like your own tooth roots transferring the masticatory forces to the jaw bone and thanks to this they preserve the bone’s natural shape.
- Restoration of the function and appearance of the natural dentition. Implants look and act just like natural teeth do. Due to their construction they are permanently installed into the bone and recreate the correct occlusion.
- Preservation of the natural face aesthetic. Dental implants provide the best aesthetic of the smile by supporting the soft tissues.
- Stability for dental braces. Thanks to the usage of special locks it is possible to stabilise dental braces without covering the patient’s palate with acryl, which increases the comfort of wearing braces.
- Durability. The correctly installed implant and a proper oral cavity hygiene, as well as regular control visits, provide the long-term durability of implants.
What are the stages of implantology treatment?
- Implantology consultation + Radiological examination. On the first visit, after the precise examination of the patient and analysis of the tomography (3D image of maxilla and/or jaw) we create a customized treatment schedule.
- Surgical stage. After the treatment schedule has been accepted, the patient’s implantation procedure is being set up. The procedure itself takes about 30 minutes and is completely painless due to the local anaesthesia. The bone-integration process takes from 3 to 6 months and after that, the healing screw is being installed in order to model the gum under the future crown.
- Prosthetic stage. At this stage we make detailed impressions of the occlusion. Based on them our laboratory technicians will choose the best connector for the individually adjusted crown.
What is the failure rate?
Implantology is a very well documented dentistry area that evolves constantly. At the moment, there is a 98% success rate of registered cases.
Does the implantation hurt?
Absolutely not. We conduct the whole procedure under local anaesthesia. The additional option is laughing gas which can make the patient much more relaxed.
Is it possible to substitute any missing tooth with an implant?
Generally – yes. The only limit is the amount and quality of the alveolar bone which we examine using the computed tomograph in our clinic.
Do I need to pay control visits regarding my implants?
Implants, just as natural teeth, require regular control visits and the complex sanitation of the oral cavity including cleaning the implant area with special scalers. It’s recommended to set up the visit every 6 months in order to maintain the proper hygiene level. Of course, the patient needs to take care of the oral cavity hygiene daily using the mouth rinse, irrigator and interdental brushes.