Dental implantation. Frequent questions
There are many methods of reproducing chewing function in case of tooth loss. These can be removable dentures (acrylic removable, nylon, acetal, cuff and other), and non-removable (crowns and bridges made of different materials).
But, a more correct and more reliable option is dental implantation, although there is a slight risk of implant rejection.
What is an implant? (in simple words)
A dental implant is a "titanium screw" that replaces the root of the tooth, that is the first stage or surgical. It is at this stage that most questions arise because the gum shaper and crown molding are other stages that are paid for separately. In dentistry, this is called a two-stage implantation technique.
There are options when implantation is performed immediately after tooth extraction - a one-step technique. When installing the implant and fixing the tooth crown - a one-stage technique.
There are indications and contraindications to all of these techniques.
But will a dental implant take hold?
This is a very common and well-founded question. In 97% of cases, the dental implant engrafts.
In order not to get into 3% when the implant does not take hold, it is enough to adhere to only a few conditions (remember that "installing a dental implant" is only the beginning of the path):
- the need to provide complete information to the doctor about the presence of diseases, taking medications, previously performed surgeries and complications after them (and even if you do not think this information is in any way related to the teeth, remember that the body is a whole);
- adherence to all the recommendations of the implantologist after the implantation of the tooth.
There are a few myths about implant non-healing:
- It is impossible for me to do anesthesia - implantation can be done under local sensation (injection is done at the place of implant placement).
- I have a very weak bone - today we have too many implant systems specifically for weak bone.
- I'm allergic to metal - implants are made of titanium, which in turn is bioinert.
- Expensive - a relative indicator, since there are many implant systems, prices are also different. And most importantly, the bridge prosthesis is sometimes more expensive than the implant.
- After the intervention it is very painful - the pain can be several hours, which disappears without a trace (pain less than pain after tooth extraction).
- Long to get accustomed to, long to go without teeth - permanent crowns can be put in 1.5-3 months on the lower jaw, 3-6 months - on the upper (depending on the system). But it is possible to make temporary crowns in one day or to make removable prostheses for the duration of engraftment.
- If it falls out, then I will be left without a tooth - the manufacturer, if the implant has not caught on, replaces it with a new-sterile one, and we, in turn, put it again. You do not pay for the second implant.
What are the contraindications for dental implant placement?
Dental implant placement is not possible in the following cases:
- blood diseases, coagulation disorders;
- mental illness (inadequate perception of information);
- systemic connective tissue diseases (lupus erythematosus).
- rehabilitation period after pre-treatment;
- administration of blood thinners;
- total exhaustion of the body (cachexia);
- age up to 16 years;
- addiction and alcoholism.
The success of implantation depends not only on the doctor or the quality of the implant itself, it is very important to follow all the doctor's recommendations, to conduct oral hygiene and prevention in a timely manner.
Dentistry is evolving very quickly, with the advent of digital technology, dental implantation is not dangerous, and the various complications that occurred during implantation can be considered non-life-threatening.
We have a large selection of implant manufacturers: Israel, Germany, Korea, America, Switzerland and our implantologist will be able to pick (and install) the perfect one for you.
For more information about dental implantation in our center, visit the implantation page.