What is a dental implant?
A dental implant looks like a screw that can be applied in the upper or lower jaw. It is made of titanium and does not cause any allergic reactions. The material is compatible with the human body, so it is a perfect replacement for the missing tooth root.
How many dental implants will I need?
Dental implants are fixed in the bone to provide a stable base for a new tooth (a “crown”) or for several spare teeth at once (a “bridge”). If the patient needs a complete replacement of all teeth, it is impossible to replace every single missing tooth by a dental implant. Instead, the implantologist will determine the exact number of dental implants that will serve as support points for a dental bridge.
A dental implant is suitable for patients, who lost their tooth for some reason, such as an accident, or due to severe inflammation. The implant fully replaces the missing tooth.
Why is it necessary to fill in the blank space after a missing tooth?
The missing tooth affects not only teeth aesthetics, but above all, their functionality. In such cases, certain unwanted changes may take place in the dental arch and the entire oral cavity:
- jaw deformation or joint problems due to uneven tooth loading (missing teeth in the back of the arch)
- the teeth adjacent to the gap start to move towards it and cluster
- loss of bone mass (atrophy)
- impaired articulation
- Impaired food intake
What are the benefits of a dental implant?
- you get a fully functional and durable tooth
- it is indistinguishable from your own teeth
- it can serve as a support for another bridge or prosthesis
- there is no need to grind adjacent teeth
- it is a highly aesthetic solution
- you will avoid removable dentures
We use cutting-edge technologies at our clinic. Dental implants are inserted with the help of NAVIGATED IMPLANTOLOGY.
Proper diagnostics and planning of the entire dental replacement process is essential before the implant is inserted. We also lay emphasis on the analysis of bone dimensions and surrounding anatomical structures using a 3D CBCT.
Navigated implantology = implant placement is virtually scheduled in advance on a computer using a 3D CBCT scan and a digital scan of the patient’s teeth. Moulding a surgical template and printing it in a 3D printer transforms the virtually planned position of the implant into reality for safe and accurate insertion of the implant into the bone.
- very precise location of the implant
- protection against damage to the surrounding important anatomical structures
- less painful and less invasive procedure
What is the procedure like?
A dental implant usually requires two or three visits.
At the initial examination at the SK Dental clinic, our implantologist will examine you and we will take a CT scan to determine if you have enough bone to insert the implant. Based on the diagnostics, we will schedule an appointment for the actual implantation procedure.
After that, a small titanium screw (implant) is implanted in the patient’s bone, which will serve as the root of the new tooth. The procedure itself is performed by an implantologist painlessly using local anaesthesia, and the patient is then released for home treatment.
Do not worry if your bone is not strong enough to hold the inserted dental implant or if it is completely missing. This is no longer a problem in today’s dentistry. We can fill in the missing bone without any problems.
When we meet again after two to four months (each patient is an individual case), we will use your digital scan to create a dental crown using the CEREC device at our clinic.
During the third visit, we will put a crown with a superstructure on your implant and you will be leaving the clinic with a new, improved smile.
What is the guarantee?
All procedures are covered by a standard 5-year warranty with regular dental hygiene at least twice a year.