What is an implant?

The implant is a titanium element in the shape of a tooth root, which is implanted directly into the jaw bone. It is the foundation for a new tooth, just like a natural root. The biggest advantage of implants is that they remain invisible all the time and as the only real way they restore the appearance and functions of real teeth. The implants are made of pure titanium, which is the only biocompatible material (it does not cause allergic reactions in the body) and at the same time extremely durable, not subjected to huge loads produced in the mouth during eg chewing food.

 

Why is it worth to use implants?

After losing a tooth, there are negative changes not only in our appearance but also lead to a number of changes affecting our health and well-being. Completing the missing tooth immediately after its loss prevents far-reaching consequences, such as:

– Bone loss that occurs most intensively in the first year after tooth extraction.

– Displacement and loosening of teeth.

– Lowering the level of gums in the immediate vicinity of the lost tooth, causing their sensitivity.

– Disorders of the bite plane as a result of tooth displacement.

– Abnormal work of the temporomandibular joint, often manifested by pain.

– Occasional dysfunctions that cause muscle tension and excessive abrasion of other teeth.

– Problems with proper crushing of food.

 

What does the implantation procedure look like?

The implantation is carried out on one visit under local anesthesia and is completely painless. Implants allow the reconstruction of almost every tooth lost. Implant treatment is a safe and predictable process that consists of the following stages:

1. Planning

This is the most important part of the implantology process, during which clinical trials and the analysis of additional tests (pantomographic pictures, tomography) are carried out. We check the general condition of the oral cavity and the general state of health of the patient and on this basis we qualify the patient for the procedure. We determine the ideal position of the implant, the appearance of the future final crown, temporary crown and determine the treatment time and its costs.

2. Implant implantation

The implant is introduced into a perfectly designated place so that it can integrate with the bone and function for many years. If the implant is in a visible place, we perform temporary restoration at the same visit in order to preserve the aesthetics during the healing process, which lasts about 2-3 months. After this stage, the patient receives instructions on how to proceed after the procedure and maintain proper oral hygiene. After 7-10 days after implantation, the seams securing the wound are removed.

3. Unveiling of the implant

When the healing process is finished (about 2-3 months), the implant is exposed. This stage is performed under anesthesia and involves putting a healing screw that shapes the gum so that it looks natural around the future prosthetic work on the implant. The process of shaping the gum takes 2-3 weeks.

4. Preparation of the prosthetic work

We take impressions and the technician on their basis performs a perfectly tailored and aesthetic complementary work. We choose prosthetic work individually depending on the case. These can be crowns, bridges or dentures.

5. Fastening prosthetic work

After about 1-2 weeks, we get a ready prosthetic work from the laboratory, which we fix on the implant. This is the last stage of the work on which the patient receives instructions on how to proceed after the treatment and maintaining proper oral hygiene.manifested by pain.

– Occasional dysfunctions that cause muscle tension and excessive abrasion of other teeth.

– Problems with proper crushing of food.Post-extraction reconstruction

 

Sometimes, despite treatment, you can not keep your own teeth. Then there is the need to remove them and the specter of using uncomfortable dentures. At this stage, you should react immediately. It does not matter if the plan is implantation or traditional treatment – we always try to prevent bone atrophy. Immediately after the tooth extraction procedure, we apply the highest quality bone replacement material to the empty alveolus. The bone heals due to this under full control and in the future is ideal for further stages of treatment – in particular for the introduction of implants.

 

Immediate implantation

It is a method of implanting the implant immediately after removal of the tooth. This is the best way to implant, because it shortens the waiting time for prosthetic reconstruction and protects the bone against atrophy, which is stimulated from the beginning to accept loads and the gum looks nice and natural.

We invite you for implantological consultations conducted by the dentist Anna Czarnecka.