When are dental implants suitable
Dental implants can be considered by anyone who has lost one or more teeth of which it has not been possible to save enough to hold a denture. Dental implants are an artificial replacement for the tooth root. The introduction of dental implants can be affected by risk factors such as poor oral hygiene, heavy smoking, blood clotting disorders, poor gums or gingivitis, insufficient bone density, severe diabetes or other diseases. However, clients with any of these risk factors also have a chance to be safely treated with implants thanks to medical progress.
A client’s cooperation with the attending doctor is very important. The client should listen to the doctor’s instructions and follow them carefully. It is especially necessary to stick to a daily oral hygiene regimen. If you take good care of a dental implant, it should last you for the rest of your life.
How are implants inserted
At the initial examination, the implantologist will assess whether your teeth are suitable for implants. We then apply the dental implant during an outpatient procedure, during which the client is sedated by controlled sedation or general anesthesia. We insert the implant into the space of the missing tooth after thorough cleansing and preparation. At the DENT MEDICO clinic, we use OSSTEM and NOBEL implants.
After inserting the implant, we insert a so-called healing roller into the tooth, i.e. a temporary insert that will allow complete healing of the treated tooth. Immediately after the procedure, we use antibiotics to prevent inflammation. Healing lasts about 12 weeks, after which time a fully functional prosthesis can be placed on the implant. During the healing period, you can wear a temporary dental prosthesis, which will make it easier for you to eat and allow for normal social contact.
Mini implants in order to hold the denture better
Dental loss can be solved with a complete removable prosthesis, but sometimes there may be problems with its attachment due to missing pillar teeth. The solution is to introduce mini-implants, which are the already mentioned pillars for a firm connection of the prosthesis with the jaw. A mini-implant is a smaller implant that is not a full-fledged replacement for a missing tooth root. We introduce it into the toothless jaw under local anesthesia. Thanks to the established mini-implants, the prosthesis holds in place much better.