Implants are titanium replacements that replace the root of a tooth that has been extracted or have not grown naturally, and are implanted in the jawbone. An implant can solve both function and aesthetics without grinding the surrounding teeth. It can be used in case of loss of one tooth, as bridge supports in patients who would otherwise be forced to wear mobile dentures or as anchors for complete dentures ensuring their stability.
A screw-shaped implant is inserted into the jawbone where the tooth is missing, and an abutment is placed on it, on which prosthetic work is then placed.
At the Ereš-Dugalija clinic, you can choose between Nobel, JD Evolution and MIS dental implants. Each of the manufacturers has a long tradition and ensures the best results. With the doctor's advice, you choose the implants that best suit your financial structure.
Implant placement is completely painless and is performed under local anesthesia. The implant is made of a biocompatible material that fuses with the bone after 3 to 6 months. This procedure is called osseointegration, and it is important for the stability and durability of the implant. After osseointegration, an implant upgrade and a pre-agreed superstructure (crown, bridge, prosthesis) are installed.
When dental implants grow together with bone, they function just like natural teeth. They completely replace missing teeth and restore a sense of confidence and raise the quality of overall life.
Today, implant placement is one of the safest procedures in dentistry with a success rate of about 90%. Contraindications for implant placement are too little bone, poor hygiene, smoking and some systemic diseases.
Whether it is the replacement of one tooth, several of them or complete toothlessness, the number of implants required is defined by the dentist after clinical evaluation at the first examination.
ADVANTAGES OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
Especially for one lost tooth, the installation of an implant is always recommended because it is a better solution than the installation of a bridge because the surrounding teeth are not grounded.
Feeling and functionality can be compared to a real tooth. Unlike other solutions that can make everyday life difficult, implants do not interfere with laughing, eating and speaking.
Implants are a long-lasting solution that keeps the shape of the face and smile. With the loss of teeth, the face loses support, which gradually gives it a dilapidated appearance. They also do not allow the bone to decay, lose strength or strength.
You do not have speech problems because with the placement of the crown, as we have already mentioned, implants function like natural teeth. They also prevent healthy surrounding teeth from moving, as is the case when empty space is left in place of a lost tooth.
PREREQUISITES FOR IMPLANT INSTALLATION
Every patient who is considering implant placement must have an X-ray taken. Only after this step and clinical assessment of the gingiva and surrounding tissue does the dentist propose an appropriate treatment plan.
Ideal candidates for implant placement are those with adequate bone density and a good general history. Patients with certain chronic diseases should consult their doctor and determine if they belong to a potential risk group in which implants may be implanted. Also, the success and longevity of many implants largely depends on the general condition of the patient and the progressiveness of the disease he is suffering from.
DURATION OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
Dental implants, properly installed and equally well maintained by the patient, can last forever. First of all, oral hygiene is the most important! Detailed and daily hygiene allows the area around the implant to always be perfectly clean, thus reducing the possibility of high concentrations of various bacteria that lead to the loss of the implant.
You can find out about implant prices and payment options in our price list