Dental implants are excellent long-term solution and a safe method for replacing missing teeth. A dental implant replaces the root portion of the tooth. It is inserted where a natural tooth is missing. This procedure provides excellent wearing comfort. Dental implants can restore individual teeth or support partial or full dentures. Aiming to replicate the natural make up of a tooth an implant helps to obtain an even distribution of occlusal forces on the jaw bone. The jaw bone is stimulated by a dental implant similarly as it is stimulated by a natural tooth. This can help to avoid bone atrophy and thus, a further loss of teeth. The healthy neighbouring teeth are not compromised by this treatment. There is no need to prepare them by grinding as it would be necessary e.g. to fix a bridge on them. Patients will keep their natural and aesthetic appearance. The dental restoration will hardly be noticeable.
How dental implant surgery is performed depends on the type of implant and the condition of your jawbone. Dental implant surgery may involve several procedures. The major benefit of implants is solid support for your new teeth — a process that requires the bone to heal tightly around the implant. Because this bone healing requires time, the process can take several months.
Main indications for dental implants:
-Have one or more missing teeth;
-Have healthy oral tissues and good bone quality;
-Don’t have health; conditions that will affect bone healing;
Just as the rest of your teeth, dental implants require good care Tooth brushing techniques may slightly vary for different types of dental restorations.
Please ask your dentist or implantologist which brushing technique is the appropriate one for your oral situation. In addition, we recommend to arrange regular follow-up appointments with your dentist or implantologist so that you can enjoy your new teeth for a long time.
Ask your dentist about the possibilities of an implantsupported restoration. Your dentist will be happy to advise you.