Dental implants are titanium screws inserted into the jaw bone and provide support for prosthetic restoration of a single tooth, several teeth or all teeth. Implants give us more opportunities than traditional methods of prosthetic treatment, for example: There is no need to remove,polish parts of the neighboiring teeth tissues to fill in the missing teeth. They give us the opportunity to replace removable prostheses with teeth permamently fixed in the mouth. In difficult anatomical cases they can support complate dentures where their normal maintenance is not possible. Protheses supported by implants do not fall out, they are perfectly maintained in the mouth which gives the patient comfort in using them. Each patient who is to be implanted and then performed prosthetic restorations such as crown, bridge or prosthesis must attend a consultation visit. During the visit following the oral examination, viewing panoramic images and 3D tomography, making a dental diagnostic model, a treatment plan is set up the patient. All treatments are performed under anesthesia and in a friendly atmosphere.
Sample implant-prosthetic treatment plan of filling the absence of a single tooth.
1. A visit or consultation visit during which the patient’s treatment plan is based on a patient’s examination, diagnostic models, pantomography and 3D tomography.
2. Implant surgery.
Under anesthesia, the implant is placed in the bone. There are two possible solution depending on the situation.
a. Attach a temporary abutment and temporary crown to the implant.
b. The implant is covered with a gum and the wound is stitched up. The stitches will be removed within 7-14 days after the surgery. Until implant heals, the missing tooth may be replaced by, for example, a composite crown attached to neighboring teeth or a removable partial denture.
3. After the implant integrates into the bone on (about 4-6 months in the jaw and about 4 months in the mandible) we proceed to the final prosthetic restoration.
Depending on the conditions verified during the procedure, the following procedure is followed:
We remove the abutment and the temporary crown and make the impressions needed to make the crown in the prosthetics lab. Then
we fix the temporary abutment and the crown again.
1. Under anesthesia, the implant is exposed and a healing screw or temporary abutment with a temporary crown is inserted.
2. After about 1 month, when the gums are healed, impressions are made to perform the final prosthetic restoration.
3. Placing the finished crown. The final abautment is fixed and the final prosthetic crown is placed on it. From then on, the patients can function normally in everyday life, treating implantological reconstruction as their own natural tooth.