Do you want your smile to please you and be liked by others? We recommends that you pay maximum attention to your teeth and visit the dentist atleast once a year. This will protect your teeth from tooth decay and the complications that can lead to tooth loss.
But what if you failed to save them? There are different options for restoration, for example, prosthetics using bridges or removable structures. However, in the first case, you will have to grind the teeth on which the denture will hold. And in the second – to use a rather inconvenient plastic product, which is usually considered as a temporary construction. Nowadays science offers modern and aesthetic method of dental reconstruction – implantation. Some questions that you might have regarding the procedure are as following
WHY IS PROSTHETICS ON IMPLANTS THE BEST WAY TO RESTORE TEETH?
Prosthetics on implants allows you to recreate both one and several lost teeth. Moreover, the adjacent teeth remain healthy and intact, they do not need to be sharpened. After implantation, the load on the jaw is evenly distributed. Teeth implants securely hold a structure that looks and feels the same as real teeth. Moreover, gnathologists believe that it is this method of prosthetics that makes it possible to better preserve the health of the temporomandibular joint, in contrast to other technologies.
WHAT IS A SURGICAL TEMPLATE?
For a successful implantation, the surgeon uses an individual surgical template that looks like a mouthguard with special holes. Through them, the surgeon sets the implant exactly along a strict trajectory, which eliminates the risk of incorrect fixation. The templates are also used for all-in-four implantation.
How is the surgical template made?
First, a computed tomography is performed, which is necessary to calculate the location of the implants. The 3D images show important details: the volume of the bone, the exact position of the implant and its size. The doctor then takes impressions and digitizes them. The surgical template with metal guides is tailored to the location of the implants.
ARE IMPLANTS OFTEN REJECTED?
According to statistics, implant rejection in modern dentistry is recorded quite rarely – a maximum of 3-5%. Among the main reasons, experts, as a rule, call neglect of the doctor’s recommendations and the individual characteristics of the patient. The experience and knowledge of our specialists gives a guarantee of success even in the most difficult cases
CAN I TRUST AN IMPLANTOLOGIST?
If your doctor has the necessary experience and all the relavet accredition and has a good standing in professional community then yes you can trust him/her. But if you are having doubts of any kind then its always best to get a second opinion.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INSTANT AND DELAYED IMPLANTATION? WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE?
Teeth are normally restored using two types of implantation – one-stage and delayed. Which of these techniques is right for you depends on many factors. After conducting the research, the doctor will select the appropriate option.
Immediate implantation takes place in one stage. The surgeon gently removes the tooth with a piezo scalpel to preserve the bone tissue. Fixes the implant and the healing abutment, and then immediately installs a temporary prosthesis. You will go home with your tooth!
Delayed implantation, as the name implies, is not carried out immediately. Preparatory manipulations are required, including, for example, an operation to restore bone tissue. If necessary, therapeutic or orthodontic treatment is prescribed. Our specialists do everything necessary to eliminate the risk of implant rejection. When it is installed, it will take from 4 months to six months before the doctor starts prosthetics.
The doctor makes the decision about which type of implantation will be used only after a thorough examination on a computed tomography scanner. The cost of the procedure varies depending on the chosen technique.
IS IMPLANTATION REALLY AS COMPLEX A PROCEDURE AS MOST PEOPLE IMAGINE IT TO BE?
In fact, this is not at all the case. According to experts, implantation is a standard procedure in modern dentistry. In most clinics, such operations are performed several times a week. Stages of preparation and conduct of the operation:
At this stage, you will undergo a joint consultation with a dentist-therapist and an implantologist. Our doctors will carry out a complete diagnosis of the condition of the dentition and draw up a competent treatment plan.
If necessary, a CT scan of the jaw will be performed.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT IMPLANTATION SYSTEM
It all depends on the volume of bone tissue, how many teeth need to be restored, large or small place to insert a tooth with an implant.
COMPREHENSIVE ORAL HYGIENE AND PREOPERATIVE PREPARATION
The implantologist must make sure that all infections in the mouth are cleared up. Only then will he get down to business.
If there is not enough bone tissue, the specialist may resort to a sinus lift (augmentation) procedure.
PLACEMENT OF IMPLANTS
It takes 30 minutes to 2 hours to place a dental implant.
IS A DENTAL IMPLANT EXPENSIVE?
It all depends on how many teeth you need to recreate. When calculating the cost, the brand of the implant is taken into account, as well as what kind of surgery to restore bone tissue you need – plastic or sinus lifting.
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