Implantology, the science about dental implants, has been growing rapidly in the last decade.
What exactly is a dental implant?
It is an artificial tooth root replacement placed into a bone or a jowl. It enables the patient to replace a missing tooth or several teeth without damaging the neighboring teeth by edging. It is a suitable alternative to traditional removable dentures.
An implantology treatment takes place in two phases:
The first one is surgical - the implant is placed into the bone. The implant heals as its surface coalesces with the bone. Then the second phase - prosthetics phase takes place as the porcelain crown is applied.
The placement of the implant is accompanied by local or conduction anesthesia while the patient is awake. Implants are of cylindrical shape and they are made of titanium. Human body tolerates titanium very well. The length of the healing process varies by patient's bone quantity and quality; it can take up to 2 to 6 months. The bone itself is therefore very important and its quality determines how we treat each individual patient. If necessary, the bone is complemented through a process called augmentation. Another way to create enough room for an implant is sinus lift.
All prerequisites and options are considered during the initial examination and optimal treatment is recommended to the patient. After the implant is healed, we continue with permanent prosthetic treatment.
Patients with new implants regain their confidence. They can smile again and eat all they desire.