In the current dentistry practice implantation represents the only method for restoring the completeness of a set of teeth which does not have an effect on patient’s other teeth. At present, dental implantation is the most effective technology of replacing lost teeth by artificial ones.
This method does not require cutting of adjacent healthy teeth (this is the practice in a standard prosthetic treatment using fixed bridges). In addition, modern dental implants are much more reliable and aesthetic. Distinguishing a high-quality implant from a natural tooth is almost impossible. In some cases implantation is the only way how to bring back a nice smile. Moreover, the risk of bone atrophy in the alveolar ridge is significantly reduced in dental implantation.
Dental implantation is the most modern and promising method which will save you from feelings of discomfort and complications associated with fixed or removable dentures (prostheses).
Lifespan and technology of dental implantation
Dental implants can last 25 to 30 years on average with proper care. It is recommended that you regularly undergo dental hygiene (once in three to four months) and follow all recommendations of your dentist.
Implantation (dental prosthesis using dental implants) comprises of three stages:
In the first stage titanium screw dental implants are introduced surgically into the jaw, their size is 8 to 18 mm in length and 3 to 6 mm in diameter.
After the implant has healed (after 3 months), an element forming the gum is screwed into it. Special screw threads provide even distribution of the load on the jawbone and subsequently its regeneration. The entire technology of placing the implants is maximally gentle, the dental implants become a natural part of the jaw.
The dentist fits an abutment (a support for a future crown) on the titanium implant and then the crown itself – i.e. the visible part of the tooth. This completes the whole process.
If you are thinking about implants, but you are not sure if they are the correct solution for you, we recommend that you make an appointment for an examination. We will discuss all options with you and answer your questions.