Many people lose their teeth during their lifetime. The reasons are most diverse, such as trauma, caries, periodontal disease ... but the question they all have in common is how to replace the lost tooth.
The presence of all the teeth in the mouth and the preservation of the dental arch are of great importance for the overall health of the oral cavity, function, chewing, speech, aesthetics and the preservation of the remaining teeth.
Dental implants are the greatest advance in modern dentistry, precisely because they make it possible to fully replace the tooth root. Made of titanium, they are completely biocompatible and provide the best possible link with the bones. The process of implant placement is generally very simple and relatively quick. By using a minimally invasive surgical procedure, the implant is placed in the desired location, where it connects with the bone and heals into one solid unit over three months. It becomes as the root of the tooth, firm and stable and it can carry the external structure on it. When we are sure the implant is stable enough and ready to carry the external structure, preparation is started in cooperation with the dental laboratory. The technician prepares the superstructure on the implant, which is fixed to the implant and creates a bond between the implant in the bone and the external structure, the tooth visible in the mouth. Crowns and bridges on implants are made of ceramics and zirconia.
It is often possible to place the implant during the same visit when the tooth is pulled, and sometimes the same tooth can be given an external structure.
Implants are not limited by the number and condition of the other teeth in the oral cavity. All options are possible - from replacing a single tooth in the dental arch to the recovery of completely edentulous jaws. By using implants, this problem can now be very effectively solved.
Candidates for implants are all persons of good health, from 18 years to old age. Chronic diseases are generally not an obstacle if they are well controlled.
The condition, amount and strength of the bones and the absence of severe medical conditions that prevent the healing of bones, blood dyscrasias, cancer and radiation therapy and chemotherapy are important.