What are implants and how do they work?
We all lose teeth. This happens for various reasons, because of neglect, illness, accident or natural wear and tear. Not only our esthetics and well-being suffer from it, but most of all, the comfort, effectiveness of chewing and health. For centuries, mankind has been looking for solutions that would replace the missing teeth. In imitation of natural teeth, modern dentistry has developed a permanently fixed dentures in the mouth. This way of supplementing, however, requires an adequate number of so-called pillarso teeth. In cases of partial or total edentulism there were still no adequate solutions. Thus, years of research and exploration resulted in the concept of intraosseous titanium implants, named implants. They act as substitutes for roots of missing teeth, on which, with the help of ceramic crowns or bridges, a single tooth or all groups of them can be restored.
There is no need to replace all the lacks with titanium implant, the stability of the denture may be gained even on two only.
How long does the implant treatment last?
Every case is different and therefore an individual approach and solutions are applied. With the development of science and medicine the time parameters of treatment are changing. Under appropriate conditions, using a suitable implant structure and surface one can have implants and their prosthetic filling implemented within one day. A similar procedure is also possible without a surgical incision, see NobleGuide ™ Teeth in an hour ™. Sometimes the teeth reconstruction process on implants can take up to nine months, respectively, for the upper jaw 4-6 months after insertion of the implant and the lower jaw 1-3 months. It is worth being patient – implant treatment success rate is about 97% and reaching the comfort and aesthetics can not be compared to any other solution which eliminates teeth gaps.
Can anyone undergo the implant treatment?
This is decided by the doctor. Each eager patient has to undergo non-invasive diagnostic tests and interview, on the basis of which the dentist determines the possibility and nature of the treatment. The patient is subjected to appropriate preparation before the surgery and taken care of afterwards. In certain disease states, such as diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular and joints disease, you should take extra effort, but these conditions do not completely exclude taking the advantage of the implants. However, smokers should prepare specially for the surgery, namely, they should abandon the addiction and after about 6 months of abstinence, consult the doctor to discuss the possible implantation. In the case of smoking tobacco, healing implants goes worse and the risk of rejection increases. Sometimes it happens that the pacient has an insufficient amount of their own bones to implant an implant. Today, this is not much of a problem, the solution is the guided bone regeneration. It involves supplementing the missing bone tissue with special biomaterial. This solution accelerates and improves the results. The implementation of the implants is possible during or after the regeneration process, it depends on the individual case and the course of treatment.
Diagnostic tests of the types: radiovisiography, pantomography or CT, needed in implantology and bone regeneration are conducted with the usage of the most up-to-date equipment in the Podkarpacie region. For most people, the implant treatment is feasible.
Can an implant be implanted immediately after tooth extraction?
It is possible when the patient has the appropriate anatomic and tissue conditions. This solution is fairly radical, so the decision whether to implement requires an experienced dentist, engaged in implantology. Previous experience of leading implant centers and the successes of the Estetika Dental Clinic in this field allow to recommend this method.
What is the durability of implants? Do you need to replace them?
The implants have been implanted in the world for nearly 50 years, the first four were transplanted by a Swedish scientist prof. Per-Ingvar Branemark, known as the father of implant dentistry. It was in 1965, and the titanium implants implanted by him hold and are fully functioning till today. It can therefore be safely said that, with proper planning and conducting the treatment by a doctor, implants may serve the patients for their lifetime. Patient’s cooperation, which includes careful oral hygiene, regular periodical checks and following all recommendations of your dentist, is invaluable. The Estetika Dental Clinic uses the Noble Biocare ™ implants and MIS ™, having all possible international and national certificates. Our 10-year warranty includes free visits and solving problems related to the impementation of our implants (see Warranty). Even if the implant falls out, a new one is implanted and filled with the prosthetic filling after healing of tissues. These situations are extremely rare, The Estetika Dental Clinic in 95.5% of cases completes the treatment successfully. This is possible thanks to the experience and expertise of our professionals, years of practice in implantology, using the most modern materials, equipment and procedures.
Why do we offer implants?
Patients with partial or complete absence of teeth are informed about all the possibilities of solving this problem. As in the case of basic dental treatment, as in surgery, we are obliged by law concerning the practice of medical profession and the law on medical care facilities, to inform you of any alternatives to the treatment process, as well as materials and equipment used. In the Estetika Dental Clinic the patient receiving the medical treatment can always obtain the knowledge about the process of the treatment, find professional advice and gain the information about the possible risk. Patients are indicated possible adverse effects and complications. This information generally applies to those effects, which are ordinary, typical consequences of the surgery. In addition, your doctor will always explain any doubts reported by the patient and will always answer the questions related to the planned treatment, by providing easy-to understand health information, diagnosis, proposed and possible methods of diagnosis, treatment, foreseeable consequences of their application or omission, the results of treatment and prognosis. Therefore, we discuss the implants even with those of you who were not initially interested in this method of treatment. In addition, we believe that there is no better solution of restoring a beautiful smile to such an extent, which would rise the patient’s comfort, quality of using new teeth, and above all, the durability of several decades.
Procedures for implant patients:
We use the following procedures to ensure the highest level of service both in the field of healthcare services, and in the realization of patients’ rights of confidentiality of data as well as the information on health status and the type and extent of the medical treatment provided. Your data are collected and stored for medicinal purposes and are confidential. They are protected by a computer securities, and the employees of the Estetika Dental Clinic are bound by the professional secrecy. If a patient uses a dental surgery, we gather additional medical history, in order to gain more detailed information on the health status of the patient. On this basis, the doctor has the insight into diseases that could affect the risk of the treatment. The information collected is taken into account when choosing a method of treatment, type of anesthesia and the use of drugs. The treatment requires the consent of the patient. In accordance with the Act on the Exercise of the Medical Profession, the consent to treatment can be given orally or even by such behavior, which clearly indicates an intention of undergoing the medical treatment proposed by the doctor. Written consent is required only in the case of surgical treatment, therefore our implant patients are asked to give the written consent of the surgery or any invasive treatment.
As already mentioned, we have the obligation of informing you of any possible solutions to the case, answering and explaining all the questions and reported doubts. Note, however, that without a special interest from the patient, the doctor is not required to provide all the information, all the possible effects of the treatment that are impossible to be predicted for the given surgery, extremely rare, or unusual and improbable cases, and their adverse effect on the patient’s psyche and on complicating the treatment process. Patients undergoing the implant surgery receive in advance additional written information about the procedure and the risk associated with the surgery. The patients shall also receive, in writing, all the postsurgery recommendations, eg regarding the right hygenisation. You are always presented the detailed information about all the steps and costs. Payments for implantation are single or divided into parts, depending on the type of the chosen procedure, and they often relate to two parts: one part for the implementation of the implant, and the second – dental restorations. All aspects are explained and discussed with you. The final costs and methods of treatment are confirmed in the service contract, or written in the implant card. Adherence to high standards of treatment and care for the patient’s satisfaction with our services is also visible in providing by the Estetika Dental Clinic a guarantee on the implants implanted in our institution and the prosthetic work made on them. This guarantee enables the removal of the technical mistakes, however, only after completing the basic conditions for the use of the guarantee: a patient is required to attend regular, once per six months checks and hygenisation (see Warranty). Warranty does not cover the results of the treatment, because these can not be guaranteed and the law does not provide for such a possibility. The effect of treatment depends on many factors, including the regenerative capacity of the patient, which is individual and unpredictable. It should be borne in mind that the treatment which the doctor is obliged to perform, is in accordance with current medical knowledge, used for the eradication of the disease, improving the efficiency of the functioning of the body or prevention of disease states. Although the doctor can not guarantee the outcome of treatment, it is the doctor’s performance, according to such standards,that is the best protection for the patients.