Dental implants represent the most up-to-date solution for replacing missing teeth. Implants are used when the tooth and its root are damaged to an extent that renders the successful application of standard treatment methods impossible. Simply put, an implant also replaces the missing tooth roots. Thus the implant acts as artificial tooth roots permitting the application of a crown, bridge or artificial denture.
Nowadays, tooth replacement by implants represents the first-class method. We use implants from the Swedish brand Astratech by Dentsply Sirona Implants with more than 30 years on the market. Astratech implants meet our demanding quality requirements, feature short healing times and are clinically tested. Our dentists periodically attend international congresses and individual internships with the best global experts and are members in local and international societies of dental surgery.
Description of Intervention
1. Initial examination
Before the implant application, the patient must undergo an initial examination. This examination includes a thorough check of the condition of all teeth and of the quantity and quality of the bone tissue. Afterwards, the patient is provided an individual treatment plan including duration and price calculations.
2. Implant Application in Bone
We apply the implant as an outpatient treatment under local anaesthesia. The dentist drills a hole in the mandibular bone for the insertion of a titanium implant in the place of the missing tooth. The surgery is completed by suturing the surgical wound over the implant. The healing of the titanium implant in the bone takes about 6-8 weeks.
3. Preparation of the Mucosa for Future Tooth Replacement
Before printing, the mucosa around the implant must be formed into the correct shape. For this purpose we use a "healing pin". The pin is applied under local anaesthesia.
4. Implant impression and Application of the Replacement Tooth
After complete healing, the new conditions in the mouth must be inprinted in the form of a dental impression. The impression is used for the transfer of the implant position into the model used by the dental technician for the replacement tooth production. The replacement tooth is produced in 1-2 weeks.
Benefits of the Intervention
The main benefit of tooth implants is their low invasiveness, i.e. the surrounding teeth need not be ground off. The implant is firmly anchored in the oral cavity for increased eating comfort and higher quality of life. Tooth implants will look and work just like genuine teeth.