Implantology

Implantology

Are you thinking of placing a tooth implant or you have already made the decision? Dental implants have been used more often than before and this kind of therapy has been proven to be stable, long lasting and successful.

Precise details about the procedure vary with the individual patient, and that is the reason why the therapy plan is so different between one patient and another.

Implants can replace a single tooth or a couple of missing teeth. Moreover they can form a fixation system for therapy of the toothless jaw.

An implant is made of:

  1. Implant body that is surgically placed in the bone.
  2. Abutment that is the link between the implant and the ceramic tooth crown.
  3. And the tooth crown or prosthesis.

If there is one tooth missing, it can be replaced by an implant, whereas if all the teeth are missing in one jaw for instance, there is no need to place 16 implants. 4 – 6 and sometimes 8 implants will do the job most of the time, holding all of the teeth in that jaw.

Tooth implants are the therapy of choice:

  1. when there is a single tooth missing
  2. when a patient has a unilateral missing space
  3. missing of all the teeth.

When can the implant be placed?

  1. if there is enough bone
  2. if there is enough space between the teeth
  3. good oral hygiene
  4. adult person

Main contraindications for placing an implant

  1. Tobacco consumption Nicotine lowers the success rate significantly
  2. Taking therapy for bone metabolism
  3. Uncontrolled diabetes
  4. Immunodeficiency due to some kind of illness od therapy
  5. Systemic skin or bone tissue disease.

Local contraindications

  1. Not enough bone volume
  2. Low bone quality
  3. Disproportionate bite

Advantages of having a tooth implant

  1. After the tooth extraction the bone is starting to recede. The implant is stimulating the bone and slows down the recession.
  2. The healthy teeth besides the empty space do not have to be scarified in order for them to carry the ceramic bridge.
  3. Routine low risk surgical procedure.
  4. Good biocompatibility
  5. Good economics mostly because the results are long lasting.