What are dental implants?
Modern dental implant is a titanium screw that is surgically embedded into the bone of the jaw and fully grows with the bone and acts as its integral part, and its purpose is replacement for a lost root or a missing tooth.
Dental implants are ideal for patients with good oral hygiene who lost teeth due to periodontology, unsuccessful dental treatment, trauma or any other reason.
Dental implants are absolutely biocompatible with the surrounding tissue and completely connect to your bone. The possibility of implant rejection or allergic reaction is reduced to the minimum.
By dental implants you avoid filing surrounding teeth, which is required for making bridges, and in that way both physiologically and functionally it is more justified to use this modern method for replacement of lost teeth, and in case of edentulism, i.e. lack of all molars and premolars or shortened dental line, it presents the only possibility for obtaining a fixed replacement.
What can be achieved by implants?
Advantages of dental implants
In any possible way, dental implants present a better solution for replacement of missing teeth.
Aesthetics: look and feel of a patient with embedded implant is the same as with natural teeth. Since implant firmly grows with the jaw bone, loss of bone and gum recession are prevented, which very often occurs in dental bridges and under the prosthesis. No one could tell that you have dental implants in your mouth.
Preservation of remaining teeth: dental implants in no way damage the quality of remaining teeth which is usually the case when making dental bridges. The more healthy and intact teeth you have, the greater long-term benefit is for health of your teeth.
Convenience and self-confidence: dental implants are convenient and will enable you to normally talk, eat and feel more confident. They will make you say goodbye to dentures that used to rub into gums, fall out and create an unpleasant feeling of a foreign body in your mouth.
We recommend placement of dental implants in the following cases
Integral parts of an implant
Implant for a tooth root is embedded (screwed) in a place where the tooth is missing, in one painless session.
Abutment or suprastructure, placed several months (4-6) after placement of the implant, is also painless.
The crown, made upon the teeth impression taken after placement of the suprastructure, is cemented and after a couple of days you have a new tooth.
So, it takes 4-6 months from the placement of the implant to the new tooth in order for the implant to completely integrate into the jaw bone. In the waiting period we can make you temporary prosthetic replacements.