Modern dental implantation is an ordinary and painless procedure that requires a dentist's appointment. If a patient follows simple hygiene rules and have no diseases, the life span of the implants can be up to 25 years.
Implantology — is the introduction of a non-organic substitutes of lost organs.
In dentistry such a substitute is called an «implant».
What is a dental implant?
Implants are good dental material to replace your natural teeth, but it is not the best solution for every patient. Your economic situation and period of use are taken into consideration. Rather than choosing the most expensive material, we choose to minimize the surgical process as much as possible while bringing out the best results. There are three parts to an implant — implant (post), abutment, and crown.
A dental implant is a titanium post from 3 to 5 mm in diameter which is an artificial root to which subsequently the crown is attached i. e the visible part of the tooth.
The crown is attached to the implant via the abutment. Abutments are attached to the posts, before the crown (artificial tooth) is attached. This creates the sturdy base for the crown to strongly latch onto. They are made of titanium, the best lightweight material that offers durability, strength, and biocompatibility.
Crowns are attached to the titanium abutments as the final step. The crown is the final look to your new implant. Depending on your tooth condition, the process of implantation allows you: to restore the lost tooth without grinding of adjacent teeth; pre-set fixed prosthesis; to support and to improve the fit of the denture. Therefore the implant acts as additional support.
Advantages of using implants with dentures: to preserve nearby healthy teeth; functional and aesthetic improvements bring comfort not achievable with a traditional prosthetics methods. Dentures on the implants are twice durable than conventional ones.
There are various implantation systems i.e. implants applied in modern dentistry.
In our clinic we can offer you implants from Israel and Germany. The German implants have a unique conical connection design of the implant-abutment interface with a fixed crown on it.
The system endurance is reinforced by the lack of micro-slot between the abutment and the implant. If such a micro-slot occurs, it can lead not only to the appearance of an unpleasant smell from the mouth but also to more serious consequences such as structural fracture.
Ankylos system provides a precise choice of the future design of the denture and opens great opportunities for prosthetics.
Ankylos Titanium implants have the following advantages: a special connection due to which the implant capsule Ankylos is placed into the jaw bone.
Special conical connection of the abutment makes it less visible and allows to conceal it under the gum. The rough surface of the implant provides a more dense overgrowth of an unnatural tooth with bone, creating a stable foundation for the abutment and ensuring a strong fixation of the denture.
Checking of all production processes is carried out under strict control of modern dentistry standards. It is possible to use implants in 3-4 months from the moment of implantation.
Ankylos implants have affordable price. It is important to remember that the cost of dental implants depends on the design of the prosthesis.
We use only certified implants that have identification numbers and have gained positive reviews not only from the professionals but from the most demanding patients as well.
Our doctors graduated from top medical universities andbuilt their expertise through continuous practice and research. An in-house diagnostic laboratory allows us the exact and precise planning for implants.
You will then go through a reliable and safe procedure designed just for you. If it is urgent, our doctors will carry out all necessary preliminary operations such as: open and closed sinus lifting; bone grafting with the osteoarthritis replacement drugs application.
We offer the most up-to-date implant techniques at our clinic:
- fixed dentures;
- single crowns; bridge prostheses;
- conditionally removable structures; traditional bridges; single crowns with screw fixing;
- removable structures;
Single crowns on implants.
Traditional bridges are the most selected around the world. This treatment involves crowning the adjoining teeth next to the missing tooth slot and connecting them through a crown without an implant post.
Specifically, the enamel (surface of the tooth) of your adjacent teeth are removed and replaced with crowns. The pontic (artificial tooth) is then cemented onto the adjacent crowns. This procedure is for those who are missing one tooth, with natural teeth on both sides of the missing tooth. Once your natural teeth get crowns, you will need crowns permanently despite having healthy teeth because enamels do not grow back. Implant-supported bridges work for those who have more than one missing tooth. Implants are first placed to replace the roots of your missing teeth. After the implants take root, they are finalized with crowns that create the most natural, healthy look for you.
When there are complications with getting implants for every missing tooth, you may receive a pontic between two implant-supported teeth (a similar concept to the traditional bridge).
The pontic is attached to the adjacent implants. The great advantage of this procedure is that your natural teeth are not affected; the implants will be supporting the bridge. However, the procedure will take longer than the traditional bridge procedure, and requires more extensive treatment.
Implants vs Implant-Supported Bridges
It is easy to be confused between the choice of implants and implant-supported bridges. Bridges are chosen when it is seen that too much pressure is being applied to a single implant.
The pressure may loosen the implant, which may reduce its success rate and lifespan. Bridges disperse the pressure applied to one tooth amongst the connected teeth, reducing such problems. The lifespan of bridges, however, are shorter than implants. Bridges tend to last from 5 to 15 years, while implants may last a lifetime (when taken well care of).
However, do not worry about not knowing which procedure to choose. After examination of your gum health, dental health, and overall oral state, the doctor will recommend the type of treatment best for you. The simplest option for prosthetics on an implant is a standard abutment with a metal ceramic crown installed on it. The weak point is that the very edge of the crown can shine through the transparent and thin gum causing gray staining and unsatisfactory aesthetics in the smile area. This problem can be solved by using individual abutments made from zirconium via scanning technology. This material provides excellent fit accuracy and does not deform. It is very accurate and aesthetic.
Bridge structures on implants.
When making bridges it is necessary to choose the number and location of implants and plan the design so that there is no overloading of the support implants which could lead to their loss. It is not recommended to make structures that connect natural teeth and implants. As implants do not have mobility in comparison to natural teeth, which just have normally insignificant physiological mobility due to the ligaments with which the tooth is fixed in the bone. In the case of joint participation in the chewing process mobile teeth will certainly loosen the implants attached to them leading to their loss. Depending on the type of fixing, bridges can be with cement and screw fixation. The system of fixing prostheses in the oral cavity is chosen by the doctor. If a lot of teeth are missing, the maximum quantity of implants that can be implemented is 6.
In this case the long term result of prosthetics can be predicted. The implants are installed in the area of the sixth, third and first teeth respectively. You can use a larger number of implants but it makes no sense to install more than 10 pieces. It is almost impossible to remove and clean the structure cemented with permanent cement without injury to the gums and without destroying the structure itself. Therefore in such situations we consider the option of making conditionally removable structures on a screw fixation. This design requires periodic visits to the dentist for preventive measures. Such manipulations are recommended every 6 months.
Removable structures on implants.
The most serious problems with wearing and using full removable prostheses occur with those patients, who due to atrophic phenomena in the bone after the removal of all teeth, cannot fix the prosthesis while talking or eating. They are forced to use fixing creams for removable dentures and the prostheses themselves have a very large volume to improve fixation and better stabilization in the oral cavity. There is also a significant group of patients who have an increased vomitive reflex, that prevents usage of removable dentures in the oral cavity. This also negatively affects their quality of life. In such cases we install two or four implants where the bone is preserved on a larger scale. For example, it is usually implanted in the former canines or premolars area. After the implant integration, a beam is bolted to them. The corresponding counterpart is added to the removable prosthesis. In the oral cavity the beam is tightly latched in the second part of the denture significantly improving its fixation. It improves the patient’s quality of life considerably. Such changes help to reduce the size of the prosthesis which also positively affects the experience of patients. The quantity of implants which should be installed depends on the condition of the teeth, gums and bones, and is selected individually as well as the design of beams via which the prosthesis will be fixed. It is selected on the basis of its unique purposes.