What is implantology?
Implantology represents the branch of dental medicine that, through the dental implant, manages to successfully treat a total (missing all teeth) or partial (missing one tooth) edentence.
The dental implant represents the most modern prosthetic solution, it is a titanium post in the form of a screw with the role of artificially but stably supporting teeth lost due to various causes.
Implants can be used to support a crown or can be used as abutments for fixed bridges and mobile work.
They are made of pure medical titanium, a biocompatible replacement for the lost natural tooth which means there are no adverse reactions to the implant.
Missing a tooth is an extremely common problem, its causes being multiple, and the consequences being extremely worrying if the problem is left untreated.
Consequences of missing teeth
Missing one or even more teeth should be a problem that prompts anyone to call the dentist as quickly as possible.
The need to find a solution comes from the fact that delaying treatment does not bring any benefit, and can even produce many other problems.
We chose to present some of the most worrying consequences to make as many patients as possible aware of the need to act quickly in such cases:
- Bone resorption;
- Embarrassment and discomfort;
Affecting neighboring teeth;
Changing the position of neighboring teeth;
Jaw joint problems;
The onset of the premature aging process.
These are just some of the consequences that can occur if you are faced with the lack of one or more teeth, consequences that can occur even when wearing a prosthesis.
Dental Implant vs. Dental bridges
A dental bridge is known as a conventional treatment for missing teeth. However, the implant comes with extremely many benefits compared to the classic method of treatment. Among them, the most important are:
Protection of neighboring teeth
To replace a missing tooth by making a bridge, the dentist must grind two natural teeth, one to the right and one to the left of the missing space, often even removing the nerve.
Then, this bridge is cemented over the two mutilated teeth. Dental implants, on the other hand, have no negative effects on any of the neighboring teeth.
Improvement of mastication
The masticatory efficiency in the case of a complete dentition is 100%. If many of the patients lose all their teeth and replace them with bridges or prostheses, the mastication coefficient can reach 15-18%.
With implants that can support fixed work, some people can even recover 85-90% of masticatory efficiency.
Prevention of bone resorption
When a tooth is lost, the alveolar bone undergoes an accelerated process of resorption under the influence of direct, traumatic masticatory forces, and likewise, when we replace lost teeth with bridges or prostheses, the force imbalances lead to the melting of the bone under these works.
On the other hand, the implant transmits physiological forces to the bone, maintaining its volume over time.
Maintaining healthy teeth
Missing a tooth causes the other remaining teeth to shift, which over time promotes tartar buildup in hard-to-reach areas, cavities, and other problems.
However, all this can be prevented with the help of the dental implant.
Risks associated with dental implants
There are a number of contraindications in the case of the dental implant that can favor failure in the case of this process. The most common are:
smoking, poor hygiene.
Systemic (general) problems
advanced diabetes, stress, metabolic bone diseases, steroid treatments, AIDS.
work on implants that receive forces greater than they can withstand.
Steps required to insert an implant
Taking a panoramic x-ray that will help us design a personalized treatment plan.
Insertion of implants.
3-6 months healing period.
Carrying out the final work on the implant. However, there are also some cases where the crown will be inserted at the same time as the implant.
Straumann dental implant
Straumann implant manufacturers are recognized as leaders in innovation. The innovative materials used to make Straumann implants offer better osseointegration, but also a shorter healing period.
- The alloy that forms the Straumann implant is called Roxolid and is composed of 15% zirconium and 85% titanium;
- This type of dental implant Bucharest is designed to last until the end of the patient’s life;
- Healing time is shorter and the approximate time for osseointegration is between 6 and 8 weeks;
- The best time for prosthetic loading for this type of implant is 6 weeks after insertion.
Megagen Anyridge dental implant
This type of dental implant offers easy fixation, regardless of bone density. By compressing the penetrated space, this dental implant also provides good stability.
- Megagen AnyRidge is based on a titanium alloy;
It is designed in the form of a spiral, and their role is to decrease the shearing forces acting on the bone;
- Many dentists state that Megagen AnyRidge has 100% resistance;
- In terms of osseointegration, this implant offers rapid healing, with osseointegration occurring in fewer days than the standard period;
- Due to its shape, the cortical bone is protected, so loading can be done in most cases on the day of implant insertion.
Alpha Bio dental implant
- Alpha Bio implants are made of a titanium alloy, a biocompatible material that guarantees durability;
- Their surface is smooth, so they do not damage the tissue;
- Alpha Bio’s resistance rate is 99.6% in the case of implants in the upper jaw and 98% in the case of the mandible;
- In terms of osseointegration, Alpha Bio implants are suitable for any type of bone, and the new technology accelerates the osseointegration process;
- This type of dental implant Bucharest allows both immediate loading (during the insertion operation) and late loading (at a time interval between 3-6 months after insertion).
The advantages of using the surgical guide in Bucharest implantology
More precise placement of implants;
Preservation of anatomical structures;
Reduced treatment and operation time;
Much less invasive, bloody and painful intervention;
Easier postoperative healing;
Safer, more accurate and more predictable surgery;
Reduced risk of complications;
The final result of the treatment is visualized with everything it entails (implant insertion, dental crown, etc.) in order to obtain a guaranteed result to the patient’s liking.