|Tooth implants or replace one or more lost teeth, or reliably hold dentures in a mouth. The implant undertakes function of a fang and thus becomes a basis for a denture.
What is a tooth implant?
The fang made of titanium. The tooth implant is the small screw made of titanium which well gets accustomed as the organism accepts it as own material. Incompatibility arises seldom or never.
Short operation for long-term result
To undertake function of a fang, the tooth implant is established in a maxillary bone by means of short operation under local anesthesia in the conditions of clinic. Then it without serious consequences contacts a bone, thus the reliable basis for long-term and steady fixing of a false tooth (crown) forms.
Esthetics from the very beginning
Depending on a situation there is an opportunity to put a crown right after installation of an implant. However it is important to provide long-term result in each case of implantation treatment therefore the decision can be made only after the stomatologist carefully assessed a clinical situation.
If the crown cannot be set immediately, the esthetic temporary crown before setting of second new tooth (teeth) is used.
In what advantages of tooth implants?
Attractive solution at high requirements
Teeth with a support replace the lost teeth with implants — harmoniously fit into a tooth arc and not only are fixed as reliably as natural teeth, but they cannot be distinguished from natural teeth on function and appearance.
Tooth implants help to save health of teeth
In comparison with normal bridge-like prostheses, there is no need to strongly cut the next teeth to hold new teeth.
Effective protection against loss of bone weight
Like natural fangs, implants evenly transfer chewing forces to a maxillary bone. This influence amplifies during chewing, in the same way as at live teeth, and thus, natural shape of a bone is kept. If this tension is absent, the maxillary bone is slowly reduced in volume.
New tooth is reliably fixed on implants
Patients should not face inconveniences of normal dentures, such as morbidity in pressure points also bad additive. Besides, the sky is not covered with denture material. Means, natural taste and pleasure from food remains.
When tooth implants can be applied?
The expressed inflammation of gums or fang, caries and other diseases can lead to loss of teeth. In these cases tooth implants become alternative of recovery of the absent tooth or several teeth.
Tooth implants recover natural appearance and function of teeth. In some cases the implant can be set right after accident, depending on damage level of surrounding fabrics.
If teeth are not developed or grew defectively, tooth implants provide a reliable support for dentures.
For whom tooth implants are suitable?
Tooth implants can be used as soon as growth of a jaw comes to the end
There are several contraindications for use of implants what the stomatologist prior to treatment will surely tell about.
Conditions for successful treatment
The main conditions for successful implantation — good shared state of health, good hygiene of a mouth both the corresponding quality, and fabric volume. If the volume of a bone tissue is insufficient for installation of an implant, different ways of extension of a bone for preparation it to successful implantation are carried out.
Whether implants are the best solution in each separate case?
It can be defined only at detailed inspection and discussion with your stomatologist. If all medical requirements are observed, achievement of optimum and long-term result also requires careful planning of the course of treatment by the stomatologist.
Whether tooth implants are safe?
Nearly 50 years of intensive independent researches
Since their development in the 1960th years, application of implants was studied more than in 10 Ltd companies scientific researches. Researches evaluated results of treatment on the basis of implants in 1 5 years and more. They confirm high rates of success — over 96% of a prizhivleniye of implants.
Leaving for achievement of long-term results
As natural teeth, teeth on the basis of implants demand regular surveys of the stomatologist and careful hygiene of an oral cavity.
How much is prosthetics with a support on implants?
The prices are as various as prosthetics options
Expenses are calculated from quantity of implants which will be set the selected type of prosthetics and the required amount of work of tooth - technical laboratory. Additional expenses can arise in need of extension of a bone tissue for implantation.
SCOPE OF TOOTH IMPLANTS
The correct solution for each case
The tooth implant with a ceramic crown is the most esthetic way of filling of an interval.
The implant undertakes function of a fang and transfers chewing forces from a tooth crown to a maxillary bone. This natural tension supports life activity of a maxillary bone that it did not atrophy.
The fixed teeth with a support on implants not only look as your own teeth, they also are felt as such. The implant, a crown and gums form harmonious, uniform structure.
The fixed bridge-like prosthesis with fastening on tooth implants also provides optimum stability and convincing result from the esthetic and functional point of view.
There is no need to file the next teeth
To prevent loss of bone weight, and also shift of teeth and a jaw, the interval in the absence of several teeth should be filled quickly. In each situation the number of the used implants is defined individually.
From the esthetic point of view, bridge-like prostheses with a support on implants the best alternative as in most cases they optimum come to an end on the line of gums.
One of tasks of the stomatologist consists in providing to the patient information on advantages and shortcomings of different ways of treatment and to take into account its personal wishes depending on opportunities and a clinical situation.
One option - tooth implants provide necessary stability for reliable deduction of a removable prosthesis. The denture strong stands still in daily conditions and can be taken out from a mouth for cleaning.
Other option - a number of teeth with screw fastening on implants, at the same time is created the most esthetic result.
Sequence of treatment with tooth implants
X-ray pictures for exact planning of operation are without fail carried out: the number of a bone tissue which is available to implantation is evaluated, and the accuracy of provision of an implant is defined.
In order that the implant provided strong fixing for a constant denture, enough a bone is necessary (width and thickness of a jaw in the place of an implant). If researches before treatment show that the number of an available bone is not enough, it is possible to consider different methods of extension of a bone tissue. In many cases extension of a bone can be integrated with installation of implants. Thus, need to carry out several operations disappears.
In comparison with preliminary researches and diagnostics, directly implantation takes very short time.
Installation of one implant usually lasts no more than half an hour. However operation can take more time, depending on complexity of surgical intervention and quantity of implants which need to be set. Tooth implants usually are established in the stomatologist's office under local anesthesia or, at special wishes, under the general anesthesia.
To set an implant, at first it is necessary to bare small section of a maxillary bone. Then in several stages exact tools prepare an implant bed before achievement of desirable depth and width. After that it is possible to screw an implant in a bone.
Development of the computer tomography (CT) provided new, very exact method of research. The computer tomography is carried out when the X-ray does not give desirable information on a situation with a bone tissue. The pictures received thanks to a tomography have big advantages: height and width of a bone can be measured directly on these pictures; three-dimensional display of a jaw allows to plan installation of implants precisely. However in many cases there is no need for a tomography.
To provide a steady platform for new tooth for long time, the implant should contact a bone strong. The period of healing lasts on average 6-8 weeks (depending on a clinical situation and quality of a bone) and usually does not cause any pain or other complaints.
After the correct preparation and execution, risks are minimum. In comparison with removal of a wisdom tooth, implantation is connected with smaller amount of risks and possible complications.
Regular and careful hygiene of an oral cavity is essential for successful healing. If to follow instructions of the stomatologist, the healing period almost always goes without problems.
During healing the interval fills an esthetic temporary denture which remains up to adjustment of a constant denture.
In several cases after research, it is possible to set a final prosthesis along with implementation of an implant.
When full healing is reached, on an implant the tooth crown or a bridge-like prosthesis which is made individually for the patient in dental laboratory is fixed. They can or be pasted on cement, or screw on on an implant. Both options are fixed and can be retrieved from a mouth only by the stomatologist. The stomatologist and the dental technician closely cooperate at prosthetics. Treatment by means of an implant is considered complete when the patient can chew food again, speak fluently and openly laugh. Teeth with a support on implants should conform to esthetic requirements, to be imperceptible and to look as natural.
Good hygiene of an oral cavity is very important for saving of new teeth and implants. Regular soft, but high-quality removal of a dental plaque and scale allows to save the achieved results for a long time. Except care of house teeth, prevention of implants at the stomatologist is necessary. Regular surveys with professional cleaning of implants and teeth are recommended.
Information on these pages provides some basic knowledge about tooth implants. It cannot replace a professional advice of the competent stomatologist at all. Contact the stomatologist who works in the field of implantation stomatology to learn whether implantation solutions will suit you.
For replacement of missing teeth with alternative to implants classical methods of fastening of constant dentures on the cut teeth and removable dentures with the holding klammer are. However these solutions have shortcomings.
The fixed bridge-like prostheses without implants
Bridge-like prostheses provide chewing and allow to recover a complete series of teeth fully. To set such bridge, the next teeth need to be filed. The new bridge-like prosthesis can be fixed or pasted reliably on cement to the teeth prepared thus. This traditional method of treatment has advantages and shortcomings:
Removable incomplete dentures without implants
Wide intervals between teeth can be filled with removable incomplete dentures. The denture fastens to the remained teeth fasteners or the holding klammer.