The purpose of a prothetic treatment is to restore the natural estates in the most exact way. The less teeth we have, the more difficult it is to create a natural restoration. Dental implants can solve this problem in some cases. They replace the missing roots. They are placed in the position of the former teeth into the jawbone.
In the course of the healing period the bone grows over the implant to assure its fixation. During the healing time – 3-6 months – the implants are placed under the gum and safe from loading. After this period a screw is placed into the implant and an implant crown is put on it. The load is being carried by the implant and is forwarded towards the jawbone evenly.
A circumspective planning and implementation is needed
The doctor needs to be informed about your general health status, illnesses and the medicaments you take. An X-ray is necessary in all cases. The incidental caries or gum illnesses have to be cured before the dental treatment.
The quantity of the bone substance can also be enlarged with the help of modern methods. Some illnesses have to be taken in consideration before starting an implant-treatment. For example: diabetes, hemophilia and some bone illnesses.
The treatment is performed in local anesthesia. The mucosal needs to be cut to free the jawbone where the artifical root is placed. The wound is stiched after the implantation. In the course of the healing period the bone grows over the implant to assure its fixation. During the healing time – 3-6 months – the implants are placed under the gum and safe from loading. We provide a temporary prosthesis for this period.
It is normal to have a smaller face tumescene after the treatment, but it will not be very painful. Nevertheless, a regular check-up is necessary.
After the healing time the implant is freed with the help of a small cut on the mucosal and a so called healing screw is put in. After a few days an impression is taken and the definite restoration is made by the technician which is placed on the implants by the dentist.
Rejection of the implant happens maximally in 2%s of the treatments. The chance of this can be reduced with excellent oral hygiene and a regular check-up.
After-care of the dental implant supported restorations
An excellent oral hygiene is obligatory. Special cleaning instruments might be necessary like interdental toothbrush, superfloss or dental floss. Your dentist will explain you the cleaning methods. In the interest of the durability of the dental restoration it is advisable to have it checked every 6-12 months.
The long-term success also depends on the patient not only dentist. With the help of proper oral hygiene the inflammations can also be avoided. Inflammations are very dangerous for the implant’s durableness.