If you have severe problems with your teeth, dental implants will be the most effective and long-lasting solution. Implantation treatment is performed in the majority of dental clinics and its price may vary depending on the location. If you ponder about having implants installed, this article is for you.
Definition of implant
An implant is a screw made of titanium which is put into your gum as an imitation of a tooth root. An implant, together with the crown which is put on it, replaces a missing tooth. An implant gives the most natural look and can last even a lifetime. It is the most effective and durable way of restoring teeth and smile.
Benefits of dental implants
Dental implants are the best solution for tooth or jaw restoration available on the market. They are installed relatively easily and fast. Also, the treatment gives results immediately. If your implant replaces the front tooth, the dentist will place a temporary crown just after installing an implant, so you will leave the dental office with a new tooth! Dental implants ideally imitate natural teeth – their size, shape, and color are impossible to distinguish.
Candidate for implants
In order to be a good candidate for dental implants:
- your gums need to be healthy
- you need to have enough density of bone so that the implant could be anchored
- you should realize that you would need to take a proper care of your teeth after the treatment
- you should be in a good health condition and you should keep in control any diseases you suffer from.
Prices for dental implants
Dental implants do not belong to cheap treatments, but they are surely worth the price. The price for a dental implants varies from country to country. E.g in UK, Sweden or Norway, the prices are really high in comparison to Poland or Hungary. Yet, the quality of the treatment remains at the same level. Abroad the best implants brands are offered, and patients get the treatment done in a private dental office by a highly-experienced implantologist.
Implantation treatment is divided into 2 steps. The first phase lasts about 3 working days. Then, the dentist extracts the tooth, performs a bone graft if needed and inserts the implant. Also, he may install the temporary crown on the implant. After the healing period, which last about 4-6 months, you come for the second visit lasting 5 working days. Then, the healing ring and permanent crown on implant are installed. After the permanent crown is placed, the treatment is finished. Of course, patients should remember about taking care of their teeth and attending regular check-ups at the dentist.
Most clinics do not require any blood tests. But before the treatment starts, the dentist performs a CT scan as well as panoramic x-ray, thanks to which he can offer you the most effective treatment.
Length of the treatment
On average, the 1st stage of implantation takes 3 days, while the 2nd stage takes 5 working days. Regarding the implantation itself, installing an implant last from 2 to 3 hours.
Type of anesthesia
In general, the implantation is performed under local anesthetic. In some cases and dome dental clinics, the implantologist may agree to perform the treatment with the application of general sedation.
Implantation is a surgical procedure, hence it involves some degree of risks and complications afterward. They may include:
- rejecting an implant
- damaging surrounding blood vessels
- problems with sinus
However, when the treatment is performed by an experienced and skilled implantologist, the degree of any risk is reduced to the minimum. Hence, it is important to choose the best dental clinic and dentist.
Dental implants abroad
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