Dental implantation is the reconstruction of the missing tooth including both its crown and root parts. Dental implant reduplicates the form of the natural tooth root and is fixed in the jaw bone. Nowadays, dental implantation can be called the most optimal method of dealing with the loss of teeth not temporarily but on permanent basis. Removable prostheses and dental bridges – are just temporary options, as they do not transfer the mastication load onto the bone tissue, which leads to its atrophy, and subsequently to the instability, loosening and construction failure.
Dental implantation method originated more than half a century ago. The word "implantation" came from the notion of a dental "implant" - an artificial equivalent of a natural tooth root, created from titanium, a metal biocompatible with human's body.
Before the implantation procedure, it is crucial to have your oral cavity in an ideal state, as bacteria found on teeth surfaces (especially on damaged teeth and gums), may lead to the wound infection and consequent implant rejection.
Implant durability depends on various factors, including the maintenance of doctor's recommendations and patient's health condition as a whole. Naturally, these time frames are relative and can variate to both sides, depending on your way of life and procedures of prostheses and implant after-care.
ADVANTAGES OF DENTAL IMPLANTATION
High aesthetical qualities: dental implant with a crown – is a great alternative to a natural tooth. It is almost impossible to distinguish dental implant from a live tooth, and your smile will be white and natural.
Full masticatory function recovery: artificial teeth have roots fixed in the bone tissue leading to a full teeth masticatory function recovery.
Bone tissue does not atrophy: after the extraction of the tooth, bone tissue starts to atrophy with time, as it receives no pressure andbecomes deformable and noticeably diminishes in size. Adjusted implants pressure the bone tissue from the inside, restoring the blood circulation, thus, the bone tissue remains live and healthy.
Long durability: with considerate after-care, titan dental roots will serve you several decades. However, teeth crowns or prostheses may need a replacement in the course of time, which is easy and simple, as the procedure does not involve any manipulations with the bone implant.
Live teeth do not get damaged: in comparison to other types of dental prostheses, implantation does not require adjacent teeth surface grinding. Moreover, dental implants do not affect natural teeth in any way – it is possible to carefully put an implant in a singular teeth interspace, without touching contiguous teeth.
Possibility to restore any number of teeth you need: dental implantation allows to replace either one tooth or the whole jaw, with the possibility to mount permanent prostheses or removable ones, depending on patient's wishes.
Sustainable removable prostheses fixation: it is possible to mount either permanent or removable prostheses on the dental implant. In case patient chooses the second option – removable prostheses will be safely fixed in the oral cavity and patient does not have to be worried about the prosthesis unexpectedly falling out of the mouth during conversation or whilst having a meal.
Easy aftercare: dental implants are just like regular teeth and require the same maintenance routines.
Fully-functional teeth replacement: dental implants look like natural teeth, but at the same time they are not exposed to bacteria and other microorganisms. By giving your preference to the procedure of dental implantation, you forget about caries and other dental conditions for life.
DENTAL IMPLANT SURVIVAL AND REJECTION RATE
Many patients after coming to our clinic are worried about the possibility of dental implant rejection. Nevertheless, we can assure you that dental implant survival rate is 98-99%, which makes the rejection rate extremely low – only 1-2%. It is necessary to highlight that this only regards those patients, who have a history of chronic diseases.
As a rule, dental implant survival period takes no less than 3 months. After the implants have inosculated with the bone tissue, an abutment is put on the top of it, and then either a dental crown or a prosthesis. YOUR TOOTH HAS BEEN RESTORED!