What will you receive from first appointment?
Save up to € 200 compared to other clinics for a dentist diagnostics
Printed treatment plan without obligations with all the pros and cons
2 to 3 alternative treatments (cheap and more expensive)
(with XRAY + € 30)
Placing of 4 implants
What is implant?
An implant can best be compared to an artificial root. It replaces a missing tooth root and installed as a screw. Implants are made of titanium material. Sometimes they can have ceramic layer. Implant provides support for a crown, bridge or upper denture.
When implants can be used?
In case of absence of a one tooth. For this dentist places a metal or ceramic crown on the implant.
In case of absence of several teeth. In this situation implants are provided with a firm bridge. Such bridge can replace one or two missing teeth.
In case of absence of all teeth and dialysis, a porcelain metal bridge can be placed on six implants.
In case of absence of all teeth, implants can be placed (usually two on the lower jaw and 4 on the upper jaw).
When the usage of impant is needed?
Generally, implant can be placed for anyone with full-grown jawbone (from about eighteen years). For a successful treatment, you must follow several conditions:
- You must have good jawbone for the implants fixation.
- Your jawbone must be healthy.
- The gums of the remaining teeth must be healthy. If not, this must be solved firstly.
- You must be well prepared to maintain the provided facilities.
According to the dental X-ray the dentists can see if you have enough jawbone and whether it is healthy. Nowadays, it is possible to create new jawbone in places where it is too less.
NB. Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption have a very adverse effect on the successful treatment.
Two ways of implantation
- Implant is visible in the mouth (pierces the gums). Dentist does not need to open the gums while applying the crown, bridge or prosthesis.
- After insertion, implant is completely hidden under the gums. There is less chance to get infection. The gums can be reopened when applying the crown, bridge or dentures.
Your dentist or jaw surgeon will inform you, which approach is best in your situation.
Which steps of implantation?
Dentist or implantologist enters the implants.
- First, you get a local anesthetic around the place where the implant will be applied.
- Then the gums are opened at the place where the implant needs to be used, so that the jawbone becomes visible.
- Then a hole in the jawbone is drilled.
- Then screwed an implant.
- Then attached the gums.
If you need more than one implant, they are almost always inserted during one treatment process.
After insertion of the implants
The experience with the treatment is very different. There are no problems with bone, but gums can be a little painful. In this case if necessary, dentist can prescribe you an analgesic.
It is often recommended to keep some diet for one or two weeks after applying implants. Do this in consultation with your dentist or jaw surgeon. After three to six months after insertion, the implant is firmly anchored in the bone. Avoid any impact on implant during this period. A temporary facility ensures the chew function and the aesthetics as much as possible.
After that when one or more implants are anchored in the jawbone, the dentist places the crown, bridge or dentures on it. For example, under local anesthetic, he takes away a small piece of gum over the implant.
Oral hygiene for implants
An implant under a crown or bridge is anchored in the bone. It is very important to clean properly the transition from the crown or bridge to the gums. Carefully brush this area with a soft toothbrush and use toothpicks, or floss. In case of poor oral hygiene, you can lose your implant. Implants that serve as pillars under dentures can be cleaned with a soft toothbrush, and floss. Clean twice a day the part of the implant that overhangs the gum. Pay extra attention to the transition from the implant to the gums. Clean the space under the splint with ragers and / or floss according to the instructions of your dentist or dental hygienist.
How long implants can serve?
Implant life is highly dependent on oral hygiene, monitoring PMO controls and smoking or non smoking. Also diabetes is a risk. On average, after 10 years the implants of the lower jaw for 98% serve very good, and of the upper jaw – 95%.
How to care for implants?
Good daily oral hygiene and regular dental examination are necessary after placement your implants. Dentist or jaw surgeon informs you the needed time for examination. He will pay attention to the following things:
- The health of your gums.
- The condition of the jawbone around your implants.
- Wear of the crown, bridge or dentures.
Cost of implants
Price which you need to pay depends on the size of work and your health insurance. Ask your dentist or dental surgeon to make a quotation and always discuss it with your insurer.
Do you have any questions? Then contact your dentist.
If you choose other implant type, you can inform us and we will calculate the additional cost.