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implants of teeth

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Implants – course of treatment

The detailed information on the qualification of patients to implantation treatment is presented on the website tab describing the general indications for implantation procedure. Below we present a partial description of the implantation procedure. The implantation procedure may be divided into a few stages:

  • stage one (Fig. 1): we begin from effective anaesthesia which quarantees that the patient is completely calm during implants’ insertion and the implants are properly positioned. After the anaesthesia, the dental surgeon makes a cut in the mucous membrane in the place of the planned implantation procedure and prepares the area of surgery. The next step is a slight predrill of the bone with a drill of a very small diameter – a so called “pilot drill”. After the first predrilling other predrills are made with the use of bigger drills of a greater diameter, until the desired size of a hole for an implant is achieved. Then the dentist prepares for the insertion of the implant into the bone. It is important that the place of predrills is cooled by water in order to avoid overheating of the bone tissue surrounding the future implant. After the predrilling is over, the dentist surgeon starts to screw the implant in. The choice of the implant of an optimal diameter and length is very important for obtaining the best stability immediately after the insertion of the implant in the bone. The appropriate depth of the implant is also of great importance and it is determined each time individually depending on the local conditions of the patient’s oral cavity and the type of future prosthetic reconstruction.
  • stage two (Fig.2): after the implants are placed into the bone, a so called „implant transporter” – so a part which makes it possible to transport the implant to the patient’s mouth and insert it inside the bone without touching its titanium surface. Then a screw which protects the middle of the implant from getting of growing tissue inside of the implant is tightened. Sometimes in patients with difficult anatomical conditions due to little thickness or tallness of the bone it may be necessary to perform some additional procedures of bone reconstruction in order to elevate the maxillary sinus floor .
  • stage three (Fig.3): the procedure ends by placing sutures which make it possible for the resultant wound to heal. The implant is in the bone for the period of 2~3 months – for the mandible and 5~6 months for the maxilla. During this time, depending on the aesthetic indications and functional possibilities, the missing teeth are filled in by adhesive bridges, occlusal splints or standard acrylic dentures with a soft reline.

Frequently asked questions:

  • What are the possibilities of reconstruction of the dentition on implants? – the general possibilities of prosthetic reconstruction were presented on the website tab about implants. Depending on the individual conditions of the oral cavity of a patient, it is possible to place on the implants the following elements: prosthetic crowns, prosthetic bridges or dentures on locks
  • Can a patient function normally after the procedure? – the procedure of implantation is performed under local anaesthesia and thanks to this it is totally painless and the patient immediately after the procedure is able to return home on his own. The place of implantation may be a little swollen. In order to decrease the swelling and ensure the proper healing of the post-procedural wound the dental surgeon prescribes the patient appropriate medicines.
  • after how many days after the procedure the dentist takes out the stitches? The stitches help the gingival wounds heal and prevent wound dehiscence. Usually they are taken out after 8~12 days after the procedure. In this time one should use appropriate antibacterial mouthwashes which make speed up the healing of the wound