For whom implant treatment?
Before the doctor decides to perform the procedure, he or she must perform a detailed oral examination, paying special attention to the condition of the teeth, gums and bone tissue at the site of the implants. Of course, the decision to start treatment has a great impact on overall health. Fortunately, only severe systemic, mental illness and chronic drug treatment (eg steroids) are contraindications.
From a prosthetic point of view, both the absence of a single tooth, multiple deficiencies and especially toothlessness are potential indications for implant treatment. In the case of the last two implantation involves more than one implant, this does not mean that the number of implants must be equal to the number of lost teeth. For example, the supply of toothless mandible requires only 4-6 implants, toothless jaw 6-8 pieces. These quantities are enough to make a permanent ceramic bridge permanently anchored on the bone pillars, and reproduce a full set of teeth (crowns).
What is the treatment and is it painful?
The treatment, which is a critical point of treatment, is a step-by-step approach to the overall plan resulting from the patient’s expectations, test results and bone measurements (based on x-rays). This consists of making small holes in the bone in place so that the implants can be screwed and gums covered for the time of healing.
Depending on the number of implanted implants the procedure lasts from half an hour to two hours. It is completely painless due to the use of standard local anesthesia. During the implant period, which lasts from 3 to 6 months, the patient can temporarily use traditional prostheses without fear.
After this time the dentist on the next visit discovers the top of the implant for a dozen days to fix a so-called healing extension bolt to the edge of the gums. At this stage the mucosa is healed and the gingival margin is formed in a natural, garland-like shape. Now, patience is finally fulfilled, and subsequent visits bring the desired result. Once the impression has been taken by a physician, the prosthetic laboratory prepares the final prosthetic (crown, bridge or latch prosthesis) that the doctor attaches to implanted implanted bone. At present, it is also possible to make immediate implants that allow the patient to complete the missing tooth in just a few days. The condition is good anatomical conditions.