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Dental replacement with implants - The best solution known today

Dental replacement with implants – The best solution known today

Dental replacement with implants, the ideal solution for replacing missing teeth

Introduction – What is a dental implant? – What are the main dental implants? – What is tooth replacement with implants? – Safe dental implantation – What is the process of dental replacement with implants? – Healing process – Disadvantages of Dental replacement with implants – Summary

Missing teeth not only cause an aesthetic problem, but also may affect our entire health. Missing teeth can make eating and speaking difficult, and can also mean a loss of basic self-confidence. Fortunately, there are several options available for tooth replacement, the most modern and reliable of which is dental replacement with implants. It is a safe and painless procedure that results in a significant improvement in the quality of life.

Dental restorations in the traditional way (bridges, prostheses) have many disadvantages. For example, a bridge is possible at the price of “sacrificing” adjacent healthy teeth. A fundamental problem is that polished teeth are significantly more vulnerable. A traditional, removable prosthesis is never really stable, so it can cause gingivitis and other discomforts.

What is a dental implant?
Even the title of the article emphasizes that dental replacement with implants is an excellent and effective solution, the most important element of which is the dental implant. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is implanted into the tooth bone. A crown, a bridge or a complete set of teeth are attachable to the implants. The dental implant is made of high-purity, biocompatible titanium alloy, which is easily absorbed by the human body.

What are the main dental implants?
Implants are marketed under many names. It is unnecessary for the patient to remember these brand names, as they are actually all made of the same material with very similar technology. What is really worth knowing for those who want implant-based dental replacement is that there are basically two types of implant families. One is the traditional two-phase implant, the other is the immediate loading one-phase implant. You can read more about this here.

What is dental replacement with implants?
Dental implant-based tooth replacement is the best solution known today to replace missing teeth. A dental procedure during which missing teeth are replaced with artificial tooth roots, i.e. implants. Later, the dental prosthesis, which can be a crown, bridge or circular bridge, is attached to the implants.

Safe dental implantation
One of the most important aspects is the safety of dental implants. Implant implantation is a safe and painless procedure. Anesthesia is used during the implantation of the artificial tooth root, so the patient does not feel pain. During dental replacement with implants treatment, dentists plan and work precisely to ensure that the implants fit stably and permanently into the tooth bone. In this way, it is possible to minimize the risk of complications and increase the success of the intervention.

What is the process of dental replacement with implants?
For many people, a visit to the dentist or dental treatment can be stressful, and some are even terrified of it, even though modern dentistry is absolutely painless. If you find that this is not the case, switch dentists! Painlessness also applies to dental replacement with implants.

When discussing the process of implant placement, it is necessary to distinguish whether we are talking about the placement of one or a few implants, or complete dental prosthetics, in other words, oral rehabilitation treatment. In the first case, local anesthesia is used. Local anesthesia can also be used for oral rehabilitation, but 100% pain and discomfort can only be achieved with sedation.

The first step in dental prosthetics based on the placement of one or a few single-phase implants is the placement of the implants into the tooth or jawbone. The duration of the placement depends on the number of implants, usually 1-3 hours. The second step is the preparation and fixation of the temporary bridge to the implanted implants. The third step, the preparation and fixation of the final bridge, takes place a few months later, after the complete ossification of the implants.

In the case of oral rehabilitation, the dental replacement with implants protocol is slightly different. In our institution specialized in one-phase implant placement-based oral rehabilitation, this treatment is performed under sedation. The course of treatment is briefly as follows:

The treatment consists of two parts. In the first, the immediately loadable implants are placed and the long-term temporary denture is prepared, in the second, we make the final denture or dentures.

Implant placement steps
– Detailed oral examination, with particular attention to the condition of the teeth and jawbone, as well as the gums.
– General anesthesia sedation.
– Removal of teeth in the oral cavity that are unsuitable for prosthetic treatment.
– Placement of the required number of one-phase implants.
– Preparation of a long-term, temporary denture(s).

Fixation of the long-term, temporary denture(s) on the immediate loading implants. The denture is fixed and not be removable by the patient.

The implant placement takes a few hours, and the preparation of the temporary denture(s) takes a few days. There should be about six months between the first and second occasions, but the final denture should definitely be prepared within a year.

Permanent denture preparation
– Thorough oral examination, with particular attention to the condition of the implanted implants.
– Removal of the durable temporary denture.
– Preparation of the final porcelain denture or dentures. The final denture is fixed and cannot be removed by the patient, similar to the durable temporary denture.

The price of the final denture is not included in the package price for implant placement. You can see the package prices for oral rehabilitation with a one-phase implants here.

Healing process
The healing process after implantation is crucial. There are two stages of healing. One is the healing and tissue regeneration after surgery, which lasts a few days, up to a week. The other is the ossification time of the implanted implants, which is 4-6 months. Let’s not forget that the long-term temporary denture provides adequate biting and chewing force and creates an aesthetic impression during this time. The treating physician provides patients with accurate information and guidance regarding healing times.

Disadvantages of dental replacement with implants
High price – The almost only, but significant disadvantage of dental prosthetics based on implant placement is that it is expensive. The costs depend on the number of implants placed, the type of dental prosthetics, and the pricing method of the particular dental office. Let’s use our own example for the latter. We offer oral rehabilitation with a single-phase implant treatment to our patients at a package price.

The package price is more favorable for the patient than item-by-item pricing because:

  • Clear, transparent, understandable cost,
  • There are no (usually later revealed) hidden costs,
  • It’s safe as it includes all costs,
  • The package price is almost always lower than item-by-item pricing.

Surgical intervention – Dental implantation is a surgical procedure that requires local or in case of oral rehabilitation general anesthesia. In this regard, a distinction must be made between the placement of one or a few implants and oral rehabilitation. In the former case, we are talking about a smaller intervention performed under local anesthesia. However, in the case of oral rehabilitation, we perform the one-phase implant placement under sedation.

Healing time. – As already mentioned, in practice, two types of healing times must must account. On the one hand, swelling and pain may occur for a few days after the intervention, and the tissue changes caused by the surgery usually heal within a week.

On the other hand, the integration of the implants into the bone structure takes place during a healing, ossification time of about six months. The doctor provides detailed information to the patient for this period.

The condition of the bone stock – Adequate quantity and density of bone stock are necessary for dental implantation. If the bone structure is not suitable, you might need to have a preliminary bone replacement surgery. Let’s note here that the one-phase implant is implantable in the case of a certain level of bone deficiency not exceeded.

It may rarely happen that bone necrosis, osteoporosis occurs around the implant. This condition can even lead to the rejection of the artificial tooth root. In this case, there are several options to remedy the problem.

The risk of implant rejection – In rare cases, the implant may be rejected. This can be caused by inflammation around the implant or bone necrosis.

Despite the mentioned disadvantages dental replacement with implants is the best known solution today for replacing missing teeth. After dental implantation, the patient regains full chewing ability and aesthetic appearance.

Dental prosthetics based on implant placement is an expensive procedure, but the price-value ratio is excellent and will certainly pay off in the long run. Dental replacement with implants is the most modern and safest solution for tooth replacement today. The aforementioned advantages and advanced medical technologies together make this procedure successful. Don’t neglect your teeth’s health, aesthetics, and if you can afford it financially, make an appointment for a non-binding, personal consultation.

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