Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental implantation has been one of the most advanced treatment in modern dentistry for over 50 years and it gives a possibility to people having lost their teeth to have new ones which actually do not differ from the previous ones. Dental implants replace your lost natural teeth. Implant is an artificial tooth root which is used in the jawbone (upper or lower). Premium implants achieve a survival rate of over 98% and excellent long-term results – they can last a lifetime. The number of complications related with the procedure itself is minimal.

Gaps after teeth extraction can be closed permanently and reliably in your teeth – without healthy neighboring teeth having to be ground.

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Treatment options with  dental implants:
  • Single missing tooth replacement
  • Multiple missing teeth replacement
  • All-on-4(6) techniques (whole dental arch restoration on four dental implants) for top and/or lower jaw
  • Implants for the fixation of full or partial denture
Life without dentures

Dental implants represent a major advance in dental care. Implants are inserted directly into the jawbone in a minimally invasive surgical procedure. Because they are made of biocompatible material (i.e., not rejected by the human body) dental implants integrate, or fuse with the bone.
With specific technique 4-6 dental implants precisely placed can be used to replace all your upper or lower teeth. The result is a fixed non-removable bridge that is virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. Just as important, implants stabilize bone levels in the jaw. So not only are they cosmetically pleasing and more natural, they also help preserve oral health and a youthful appearance.

If you have been told you are not a candidate for traditional dental implants or you are lacking enough bone for implants, please let our dental implant expert  re-analyse your case again and hopefully boost your confidence with new smile.

Guided bone regeneration procedures

Socket Graft 

When a tooth is removed, the „hole“ that remians is referred to as a Socket. The socket graft is a specific method of guided bone regeneration, which is performed immediately after single tooth (or multiple teeth) extraction in order to prevent gingival ingrowth and to create ideal condition for future dental implant placement. After tooth extraction our body shrinks the remaining bone around the socket, because without tooth strong surrounding bone is no longer needed. The socket’s grafting material supports the bone to prevent the reduction in volume. 

The needed bone for guided bone regeneration could be removed from own jaw or synthetic made bone substitutes. Socket grafting is highly recommended if you planning delayed implant placement (later then 6 months after tooth extraction) in order to prevent an atrophy of the jawbone.

 

Guided bone regeneration (gbr) immediately after implant placement
Guided bone regeneration (GBR) is a minor surgical manipulation used to restore the bone structure needed for delayed or immediate placement of the teeth implants. New bone is grown using barrier membranes in areas where there is insufficient bone after chronical gum disease, extractions or trauma. Multiple studies have shown that regenerated bones have over a 90 percent success rate for long-term stability.
 
Guided bone regeneration is based on few principles of guided tissue regeneration (GTR). The surgical process includes the placement of a membrane between the gums and your own bone, the bone that holds the tooth sockets allowing the tooth to be held in place. By surgically placing the membrane between the gums and alveolar bone, the faster healing tissues of the gums are kept from entering the defected space which will allow the cells that have the potential for regeneration to populate that area. This allows the regeneration of both lost soft and hard tissues.

 

Sinus floor lifting/augmentation
The volume of the maxillary sinus increases with age and with the loss of upper jaw molar teeth. Grafting of the sinus floor increases the vertical height of the posterior maxillary bone prior to immediate or delayed implant(s) placement. The healing of the graft in the sinus usually takes 6 months. The procedure with delayed implant placement has been performed for more then 30 years. 
There are conditions (acute sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, medical conditions affecting bone metabolism, immunosuppression) when sinus lift procedure is contraindicated.
 
Block Bone Graft 

There are cases when Guided bone regeneration (GBR) can simply not restore enough bulk or adequately replace the amount of jawbone that is missing after tooth loss. Bone block augmentation is performed to enable patients the supply of single or multiple dental implants, if their jaw bone does not fulfil the necessary conditions. That are the cases when the jawbone does not have the required width and level of density for a stable grip of the dental implant. The most common etiologies of possible causes of boneloss that produce significant jawbone defects include bone loss after dental trauma, areas where teeth were extracted without an immediate socket grafting, areas of the jaw where permanent teeth were congenitally missing.

For the horizontal bone widening, which is performed with a block bone, our practice usually uses your own bone, because of the best long-term results. The block of bone is removed from the lower jaw wisdom teeth area (as alternative site could be the chin area) and transferred to the area of bone deficiency. The graft is then secured with tiny titanium fixation screws and overlaid with particulate bone and a collagen membrane. The delayed implants can be inserted when the bone graft is healed properly (usually it takes 4-6 months). Following procedure patients are experiencing discomfort and/or swelling. No reasons to worry about this, because it is normal for any surgery procedure.

Dental Implants/Implant crowns&bridges/guided bone regeneration procedures are covered by tax relief at the marginal rate of 20%, as a dental expense. That means that you get 20% of your treatment back as a tax refund.