Dental implantology may be regarded as a surgical alternative to creating a complete or partial denture or as a complementing technique in the process of preparing teeth for various prosthetic devices (dentures, dental bridges or dental crowns): when fixed on an implant, they are steadier.
Implantology services we offer include preparation of bone tissue for the implant, integration of the implant (seeing that the tissue adheres correctly to the implant’s surface) and, finally, attaching the false tooth on the already integrated implant.
You may consider implants to replace a missing tooth or to obtain an otherwise absent support for a denture.
The advantages of dental implants
- Titanium implants are lightweight, durable, and biocompatible.
- Dental implants have the tremendous advantage of being able to impede bone loss and prevent certain aspects of premature aging effect caused by jawbone shrinking. This is perhaps the most important advantage given by dental implants compared to the conventional methods (such as regular dental bridges) that highly ignore this matter.
- Another important advantage of dental implants over conventional tooth replacement methods and technologies is that nearby teeth are spared, as they are no longer needed as support elements.
- Support level is superior.
- Dental implants grant excellent appearance and comfort.
- In the long run, many of the risks and discomfort associated conventional dental prosthetics (such as a higher risk of developing dental cavities, bone deterioration, nearby teeth damage, constantly depending on denture adhesive, etc.) are eliminated.
- Following the treatment, the patient will be able to speak and eat incomparably better.
- Dental implants are highly durable. If they are being taken care of properly, they can last a lifetime.
- The success rate of modern dental implants is nearly 100%.
The drawbacks and downsides of dental implants
- Post-operative issues:
- Healing is often associated with some form of minor discomfort. If you worry about it, your doctor can prescribe pain medication for you.
- You may be required to restrict your diet for a while, immediately following the surgical procedure. However, after the initial recovery, things get back on track.
- Hygiene needs to be thorough after surgery. If the patient doesn’t carefully follow the rules, treatment may fail in the long run.
- Dental implants are currently relatively expensive procedures, compared to conventional prosthetics.
- Incompatibility. Unfortunately, dental implants are not suitable for all dental patients who have lost one or more teeth. If you want a dental implant done, you need to make sure your dentist has a good grasp of your medical history.
Postoperative complications are relatively rare. Yet, it is for the best that our patients understand the importance of passing their medical chart to the dentist who performs surgery. Common risks include improper bone integration, bone tissue damage, infection and titanium allergies. The risks are higher for smokers, patients with low bone density, and for people with poor immune system.
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