Questions about implantation
How does one-stage implantation take place at the SIY Dental clinic?
- Before tooth extraction, CT scan is performed for further planning of implantation and prosthetics;
- Preparation of the oral cavity for surgical procedures - treatment of caries, treatment of gum disease, as well as carrying out hygienic cleaning of all teeth;
- Production, if necessary, of a navigation (surgical) template for the installation of the implant;
- Extraction of a tooth, installation of an implant, scanning of the oral cavity for the manufacture of a plastic (temporary) crown;
- Fixation of a temporary plastic crown. Immediately after the operation, in our clinic we make a plastic crown and within an hour the patient goes home with a full smile.
Sometimes it is necessary to use artificial bone after tooth extraction if your bone tissue is insufficient or the structure is loose.
Advantages of one-time implantation
The main advantage of this type of implantation is, nevertheless, that the correct formation of the gum contour is achieved and thus it is possible to avoid all sorts of complications, including periodontal disease. Thus, the gum acquires a correct and fairly natural shape around the installed implant, similar to the one near its own tooth.
Also, there is no need to prepare a site for an implant; there is no need to drill a hole with a special tool.
It is also important that the patient leaves us immediately with an almost full-fledged tooth, which solves two problems at once - aesthetic (full smile) and practical (the development of bone tissue atrophy is prevented).
What are the contraindications to simultaneous dental implantation?
This technology can be used in many cases, but there are still certain contraindications when choosing this method of implantation.
- Loose and porous bone tissue or its deficiency;
- Inflammatory processes at the site of implantation, the presence of cysts, granulomas, as well as periodontal disease;
- Age under 18.
All this negatively affects the results of the operation, and therefore our surgeons-implantologists warn the patient about this in advance and give preference to other methods of tooth implantation.
Contact us for a consultation with our implantologists today and find out which of the implantation methods is right for you. All types of diagnostics and preparation take place in our clinic, so there is no need to go anywhere anymore.
How many years will my implants last?
Provided that the patient properly monitors the hygiene of the oral cavity, and also regularly comes to the doctor for examinations and professional cleaning, implants will serve you throughout your life.
At what age can implants be placed?
By about 18 years of age, the growth of the jaw bones is completed and dental implantation can already be performed. At this age, the patient is already an adult, the jawbone is fully formed, the bones are dense and all other teeth will not move. As for the maximum limit, it does not exist: we carry out implantation operations for both 70 and 80-year-old patients due to the minimal trauma of treatment - the main thing is to exclude contraindications and take care of your health!
What are the contraindications to implant placement?
Contraindications to implantation can be conditionally divided into two types: absolute and relative. With absolute contraindications, implantation is completely excluded, with relative ones - the installation of implants and prostheses is possible, but after additional treatment.
The absolute contraindications include:
- pathology of the cardiovascular and nervous systems;
- epilepsy, as a seizure is possible during surgery;
- tuberculosis, as this disease affects the bone tissue, which leads to the rejection of the implant;
- diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, in particular, problems with blood clotting;
- the presence of malignant tumors and conditions after radiation and drug therapy;
- diseases of the central nervous system;;
- mental and behavioral disorders, as inappropriate behavior of the patient can harm both himself and the clinic staff;
- immunopathological disease.
Relative contraindications include:
- stabilized diabetes mellitus (treatment is carried out under the supervision of an endocrinologist);
- a state of immunodeficiency of the body: HIV infection, AIDS, just a weakened immune system;
- the presence of sexually transmitted diseases;
- taking drugs in the past; smoking;
- inflammatory diseases of the oral cavity;
- periodontitis, periodontal disease, osteomyelitis or osteoporosis of the jaw.
In any case, the implantologist carefully examines the situation and decides on the possibility or impossibility of implantation.
Can implants fail to take root?
Rejection of the implant is now extremely rare - about 1-4% of cases.
There are 3 main reasons why this happens!
№1. Peri-implantitis is an inflammation of the tissues around. This complication occurs due to a number of factors - from contraindications not identified in time and untreated carious teeth with periodontal disease to ignoring the doctor's recommendations in the postoperative period - for example, violation of hygiene rules, smoking.
№2. Porous bone structure - individual characteristics. Healing does not occur, because the bone is porous in structure and simply cannot hold the titanium root. Therefore, it is very important to carry out diagnostics using a computed tomography (CT) scanner before surgery. Thus, the doctor sees all problems and "pitfalls" in advance and can prevent all negative consequences of healing in the future.
№3.Violations of the osseointegration process. The main reasons for the lack of osseointegration are surgical complications such as, for example, overheating of the bone, compression of the bone, lack of stabilization of the implant, as well as premature loading, violation of asepsis and antisepsis, or incorrectly selected implant diameter.
Can implants be placed in those who smoke?
As it may sound unfortunate, but smoking very much even affects the engraftment of implants. The most important are the first 2-3 weeks after implant placement. We always strongly recommend that our patients minimize, and ideally do not smoke at all, for 2-3 weeks before and after implantation.
Why is this so important? During smoking, a burn forms on the oral mucosa, which means that its normal blood circulation stops and therefore the wounds heal more slowly. Also, due to smoking, the work of the salivary glands is disrupted and dry mouth appears. But our saliva is so necessary for us to naturally cleanse the oral cavity from various kinds of bacteria. When there is little saliva, the pathogenic flora begins to prevail and the risk of developing infectious diseases increases, which in turn negatively affects the engraftment of the implant.
Is it possible to play sports after implantation and when?
In the first days after the operation, we recommend you to refrain from active sports. In the future, you can return to your usual way of life. The situation is slightly different if bone grafting was performed during implantation. Then immediately check with the doctor what you can and what is better not to do during the healing period.
How many visits are required for a complete implant placement?
It all depends on the volume and type of treatment. The first visit is a consultation where you can ask all your questions and concerns. Also, on the first visit, you can do a computed tomography (CT) for understanding and planing further actions. During the diagnosis, the doctor will be able to determine what size of implant you need, whether there is a need for a sinus lifting operation and whether it is necessary to augment the bone during implantation.
Based on the CT scan, the doctor will prepare a surgical (navigation) template and the implantation operation will be performed on the next visit. One or two days after the placement of the implant, the wound healing is checked and after ten days the stitches are removed (if any were placed).
Can implants affect the performance of a pacemaker?
No! Implants cannot interfere with the performance of your pacemaker under any circumstances! They do not produce an electromagnetic effect, therefore they are absolutely safe and have no contraindications in this case!
Why is it necessary to place an implant as soon as possible after a tooth loss?
After removing one or more teeth, it is necessary to restore them as soon as possible! If you postpone treatment, negative changes inevitably occur in the body:
- Adjacent teeth will begin to shift to the side of the missing tooth. As a result, the bite worsens, it will be difficult to chew, there will be problems with brushing your teeth, and headaches may also appear. The appearance of crevices and inclination of the teeth will undoubtedly affect the beauty of your smile.
- Due to the fact that the jawbone does not receive the necessary load in the place of the lost tooth, it begins to atrophy. Subsequently, over time, the shape of the face will change.
Will I be without teeth during treatment?
No, you won't. Already at the stage of diagnosis and planning, temporary crowns are modeled, which are installed immediately after implantation. Thanks to modern digital technologies at our SIY Dental clinic, no patient leaves us without teeth!
Ill it hurt me during the implantation?
No, it won't hurt at all. For the implantation procedure, local anesthesia is sufficient, and the duration of the operation is only 30-60 minutes. During the installation of the implant, you will feel vibration and some pressure, but nothing more. Most of the patients during this operation feel the same as during the usual dental treatment!