The most physiological way to restore the missing tooth is a dental implant surgery. Usually, a dental implant can be compared to the tooth root which is made from titanium and its’ size can be compred to a small screw. Due to the very rapid development of implant dentistry, the market offers a great choice of dental implant systems manufactured by many respected companies. However, there is not a big difference between these products in terms of efficiency or quality. Many years of research clearly shows a very high efficiency and predictability in the treatment of missing teeth using dental implants. At the same time, these studies show that a decisive factor of successful dental implant treatment is the knowledge and practical skills of a dentist, who plans and performs the treatment.
How to start the treatment process?
At the planning stage of an implant treatment, a diagnostic radiology, often using 3D CBCT (computed tomography) is done. Through careful analysis of the structure of the bone, implantation of a tooth implant made by the appropriate specialist becomes very simple and predictable. After doing the necessary research the surgery (implant surgery) is digitally planned and simulated in order to minimize its’ duration and the risk of any complications.
What about the treatment itself?
Through the opening in the gum, the dental implant is placed in the bone during a simple and painless procedure, under a local anesthesia. The treatment ends with laying several small stitches, which after 7-10 days are removed. After 3-6 months from the treatment, stabilization of dental implant increase, which means its total integration with the bone. What is worth adding, is that the treatment is not associated with any discomfort for the patient. Depending on the needs at the time, the patient uses a temporary supplement of the missing tooth.
After required time for the integration of the implant and after radiographic examination a dentist commences a porcelain crown. The whole procedure is also painless and resembles the preparation of a crown on a patient’s tooth, what is more, the treatment is not associated with another surgery.