The implant (Latin: consertus) has practically reached the stage of development in the last decades where it is safe and routine. We refer to the process during dental implant, where we insert an artificial root canal into the jaw of the patient instead of the original tooth root, which is fully body and tissue-friendly, does not eject and fully replaces the natural tooth root for a lifetime. Therefore, implantology is recognized as a clinically proven, accepted method of medicine. The implant is a great success, as it is a completely natural replacement. The implant is not visible at all from the outside, so with a skilful dental work we can make real tooth looking replacements.
When is the dental implant needed?
In addition to conventional methods, dental implantation may be required in several cases. In conventional prosthesis, by abrading the two or more teeth next to the missing tooth and by dental bridge, we can eliminate the shortage. Under the missing teeth, there is no root canal, and the load on the tooth for shortage is replaced by the teeth next to it. This can be overcome in the absence of three or four teeth, but the greater the size of the free bridge, the greater the force on the tooth bridge or the teeth next to the shortage. Therefore, the implant is needed when more teeth are missing beside each other and the bridge needs to be relieved. Dental implants can be selected even if the patient does not want to abrade the healthy teeth next to the replacement, and does not want a dental crown built on a bridge, but replacing existing missing teeth with implants. It is also possible to implant an artificial root if there is no dental bridge, there are no teeth used to fixing the dental crown, or the dental bridge-supporting structure cannot be shaped from teeth roots. In the traditional dental procedures, it can be seen from the above that it is not always possible to solve the problems encountered without implants. However, with the proper artificial root implantation procedure, such a prosthesis can be built that works perfectly accordingly the original teeth and its wearing will be comfortable as well.
What material is dental implant made of?
The bio dental implant is a pure, unalloyed medical titanium, which is fully accepted by the living organism. This steel hardness, but less dense and lighter material can replace the tooth root and provides an adequate basis for prosthetics. Pure titanium is also accepted by the body if someone has metal allergy, so it is excellent for prosthetics. Implantation becomes ossified after implanting, making it completely a part of the human body. The lower part of the implant has a threaded connection, which is fixed to the jaw bone. Above, the jaw projecting implant section includes a gingiva forming unit, attaching the tooth to the upper part. It is important to have adequate bone structure to allow the implant to be implanted. The bone structure can be replaced, so after consultation with a specialist, it is possible to improve the bone structure so that the implant can be implanted. If an own bone structure is not enough, bone restoration and sinus lift will be first performed, and implantation will be implanted after it is healed.
Advantages of the dental implant:
- The benefits of dental implants can be divided into three groups:
- Aesthetic, formal and biological benefits,
- Spiritual benefits, self-confidence, social relationships, communication improvement.
- Health benefits, better chewing, easier digestion, better wellbeing.
The dental implant restores the proper face profile and prevents bone loss. If there is a shortage between the teeth, the teeth are trying to cover the gap with migration, thus creating gaps and large teeth spaces, where food residue or food stuffs may become trapped, which is very unpleasant. After the teeth pulled, the bone decays and the gingiva are retracted or smoothened. The lack of teeth also changes the face profile and can cause harmful chewing habits. Proper dental implantation in the time will restore the face profile, and prevent the migration of the teeth and bone loss as well. By properly replacing the teeth, the chewing power is restored, and who can properly chew the bite, the digestion will improve, and this will affect the whole person’s overall health and well-being. Our digestive system needs the food eaten properly in the stomach and mixed with saliva. If there is a lack of teeth or bad chewing teeth in someone’s mouth, the person cannot chew the food as it would be needed, which would also put a heavy burden on the digestive tract and the heart. This affects the individual’s performance, habits and well-being. Therefore, the beneficial side effect of repairing the dentin is the improvement and healing of the digestive tract. It is not a negligible effect of the implants that the prosthesis is unnoticeable, so the patient can smile and talk more confidently, so his general well-being and social relationships will be significantly improved. Whose teeth are bad, usually talk and smile less. Anyone who recovers his beautiful smile, then he likes to talk, smile, and thus become more confident and this has a positive effect on the spiritual life as well. The implantation of implants is performed under sterile conditions with local anaesthesia. Usually we take off the suture after a week or so. The total healing time is generally three months depending on the patient’s health. This is an ossification period when bone cells encircle the implant, after which the implant is firmly fixed and can adequately replace the tooth root. Subsequently, implants become as loadable as traditional own teeth. When the implants become loadable, the doctor takes a print and prepares the actual denture after which it will be perfectly utilized.
Disadvantages of dental implants
The dental implant really does not have a disadvantage, but the implant requires a special and thorough oral hygiene. Dental implants require increased oral hygiene, as one of the conditions for successful implantology is proper, regular and thorough oral care. Due to improper oral care, dental plaque deposited around the implant will be a breeding ground of bacteria, which can cause a parodontium disease which may lead to loosening and loss of the implanted artificial root. (Because of inappropriate oral care we may lose our own teeth too.) Periodic dental check is absolutely necessary for our clients to enjoy their beautiful teeth for up to several decades. We provide all the information needed for proper oral care and keeping the teeth clean. For the durability of the implant, proper oral care is a prerequisite. Smoking and alcohol drinking are not recommended when someone has dental implants installed.
Who is recommended for dental implants?
- Everyone for whom exclusionary circumstances do not exist.
- Those who do not want to abrade their healthy teeth.
- Those who wants to fix removable dentures.
- Those who wants a fixed bridge to replace removable prosthesis.
Anyone who wants to replace dental prosthesis immediately after tooth extraction. The implant can be immediately implanted in place of the extracted tooth, thereby preventing loss of bone, alteration of the face shape, and the gingival edge will be nice. After tooth extraction, it is strongly recommended to implant the dental implant.
Who is not recommended for dental implants?
- If the amount of bone is insufficient and there is no possibility of bone replacement.
- In case of acute haemorrhagic diseases.
- In case of blood clotting disorders.
- In case of severe diabetes.
- In case of cancer.
- In case of bite or developmental disorders.
- In case of the patient cannot keep proper oral hygiene.
- In case of the patient is a strong smoker and cannot quit.
- In case of excessive alcohol consumption or drug addiction.
Can the implant be ejected?
Since pure titanium is completely tissue-friendly, the body does not eject it out, and bone can fully integrate with it. Under the appropriate sterile conditions, the implant can be used for long periods of time with proper oral hygiene. Clean medical titanium is not an allergenic material, so patients will not be allergic to titanium.
Is the implant carcinogenic?
In the literature, it has never been mentioned that implanted titanium implant would have caused anyone cancerous tumours. The titanium is fully tissue-friendly, the titanium material does not dissolve in the tissues and does not cause any irritation. The titanium is uniquely capable of sticking to the human tissue, so the titanium implant can “cling” to the bone that is, to fix on it, and the human bone tissue can stick to titanium. This feature makes it suitable for replacing the tooth root.
Can I have temporary dentures during treatments?
Before dental treatments you can have temporary teeth, so you do not have to be without teeth during dental treatments.
What should I do if I want an implant?
Please contact us to give you a date for a full range of dental exams. After knowing the results of the test, we elaborate a treatment plan and we can tell you in detail how many and what kind of dental implants we can make for you, what kind of superstructure we recommend, how long does it take to make them and at the same time we provide a price offer for the treatments.