What Is A Dental Implant?
Dental implants are “artificial roots” with specific shape and roughenedsurface. Placing the implants is the most biologically friendly way of restoring missing teeth. It saves the adjacent teeth from filing and removes the need forwearing the ratheruncomfortableremovableprostheses. Implants replace missing teeth, including their roots. They are implanted into the bone in their place.This can be done immediately after tooth extraction or later.Implants are made of biocompatible materials, such as the neutral titanium, which we use in our practice. It is accepted by the human body and not rejected.
The variety of implants and systems is very high. As a result of our long experience, we chose the Alpha Bio system.
Placing the Implants – Stages?
Placing the implants is a routine surgical activity carried out after preliminary X-ray, careful and precise planning. It begins with shaping a place for the implantation. Our goal is to place implants precisely so as to ensure long term success. Implantation is done with local anesthesia and is completely painless, and after the operation the patients can safely proceed with their daily commitments.
For a period of 2 to 6 months dental implants are "integrated" into the bone: that is a structural and functional connection between living tissue (bone) and foreign body (titanium). During this period the implant must be protected from overloading. After that we proceed to put the necessary structures on the implant - a crown, bridge or denture.
Can anyone have dental implants?
There are cases in which implants cannot be used.
Patients in childhood age.
Adults suffering from severe heart diseases, problems with blood coagulation or bone diseases, including osteoporosis.
Patients with uncontrolled hypertension and diabetes.
The general contraindications for dental surgical procedures should also be considered.
Are there any risks?
Dental implants are made ofbiocompatibletitanium. It is integrated in the surrounding bone and becomes part of it.This does not mean that the implant can not be rejected, but this is not due to biological incompatibility - like soft tissue transplants.Here rather the reaction of rejection is due to other factors (early or inappropriate excessive load, some common diseases, etc.).Rejection is completely painless and after a certain time a new implant can be set.
The risk of failure is increased in people with poor oral hygiene - a factor that leads to inflammation around the implant (periimplantitis). This distorts the connection between the implant and the bone.
What are the advantagesfor the patient?
The benefit of implants is evident. Quality of life is generally improved. Your new teeth look like natural and stay firmly in place without grinding of adjacent teeth.
Dental implants lead to improved functionality and improved aesthetics, which will increase your self-confidence!