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Implantation – what kind of procedure is it?

Implantation is dental procedure where a dental implant is being installed below the level of the gums so you can’t see it directly in mouth. To clarify, dental implant is located in the jaw bone. However they are not complete solution, they imitate dental teeth root. Dental implant is inner, invisible bearing part of structure. In contrast to a visible one, dental crown or bridge that comes on dental implant. In between those two parts is supra structure.

How do we do implantation?

Implantation is a procedure where dental implants are being placed in the jaw. Dental implants are titanium screws that attach to the missing tooth place in jaw bone. In this implantation process dental implants replace lost teeth roots. Finally, they can stand alone as only one tooth (one crown) or give a support to multiple teeth. If more implants are needed, we can combine it with dental bridge.

Implantation – candidates for procedures

We often get the queries if the patient is the candidate for dental implant or not. We advise patients that lack one or more teeth should get some type of tooth replacement. So if you have lost your natural tooth, you are a candidate for dental implant placement. Firstly, implant placement area is determined by clinical evaluation, analysis and X-ray data. We have to see exactly whether position, length and diameter of the future implant is being met by your current bone and jaw structure. Future implant is being determined by anatomical and morphological prepositions of the jaw bone.

Implantation can prevent bone reduction

We care for our patients and we use the best technology and products available in dental world. The longevity and durability of dental implants are determined due to overall health and safety. Once the implant is being placed, as a result we prevent deterioration of the jaw bone. In that way we retain the stability of other natural teeth. If the lost teeth would not be replaced, the stability of surrounding teeth would be disturbed. Moreover, bone reduction would follow.

Implantation and bone volume

For successful implementation we need to have enough volume of jaw bone. Often teeth loss leads to bone loss as a result. Afterwards, if the bone is not voluminous enough we need to perform augmentation subsequently. That is process of grafting natural or artificial bone to provide an extra volume in jaw bone. Due to this reason bone structure needs to heal for a few months.

Dental implant placement is certainly long term solution once that osseointegration implant coalesces with jaw bone. Finally, dental implant ensures stability to dental crown. As a final implantation result patient has natural feel while eating and talking.

Implantation placement procedure – what after?

Firstly, after the implant placement it is necessary to take an anaesthetic. In addition to that, avoid mouthwash due to possible bleeding since it is sensitive area. Wash your teeth as you usually would. Eventually minimal bleeding is possible few hours after the implant placement. As a result swelling is not uncommon.  Lastly, in order to minimize or eventually to prevent the swelling we advise the patients to cool the swollen area with ice pads. In order to avoid that we advise patients that for the next eight hours to cool that place for 20 minutes with 10 minutes break. Due to that avoid soda and hot beverages. And if you smoke, you should probably avoid it for 24 hours due to procedure in order to avoid bleeding. Finally, stitches will finally be removed after seven days.

Placement of dental implants

Just to be clear this is a small surgery that is performed under local anesthesia. Bearing is made with standard drills that match size and shape of dental implant. Therefore, implantation is quick and painless. After the placement we always adapt your new dental implant to your artificial tooth. As a result, in most cases for implant stability recovery period is minimum few weeks.

Period of healing

As a conclusion, osseointegration is process of direct adhesion of jaw bone to the dental implant. So period of healing lasts from 3 to 6 months. After that, we place the construction to dental implant so it is ready for dental caps or dental crown.

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