Implantology consists of replacing missing teeth by artificial roots of titanium (implants)
The basis for osseointegration (variable healing time from 3 to 6 months depending on the patient) are the implants that request an intimate bond to bone contact to receive a dental prosthetic.
During this healing period a temporary prosthesis (fixed or removable) can be placed in order to restore the chewing function and esthetics.
Implant treatment procedure :
Each person is special; a complete and precise pre implant examination will be done.
How dental implant surgery is performed depends on the type of implant and the condition of your jawbone via a 3D Scan in our clinic. According to the complexity of the clinical case, other specialists such as orthodontists, maxilla-facial surgeons can be requested to give advice in order to have a functional global approach.
Most of the implants are performed under local anesthesia with the adequate precautions necessary concerning each patient.
Very rarely there are medical contra indications.
Close collaboration with your doctor in order to secure a perfect treatment with an optimal result.
Before treatment a plan and a detailed price quote with all necessary information will be given to patients so that an adequate decision can be made.
For an implant to osseointegrate, it needs to be surrounded by a healthy quantity of bone.
In order for it to survive long-term, it needs to have a thick healthy soft tissue (gingiva) envelope around it.
It is common for either the bone or soft tissue to be so deficient that we need to reconstruct it in order to increase the soft tissue (gingiva).
"Minimally Invasive" Surgery
The goal of minimally invasive approach is to reduce undesirable effects, such us pain or swelling, without compromising the treatment result .
In minimally invasive surgery, we use new implant technology and materials to improve hard and soft tissue regeneration.
Success rate of implants
Success rates of dental implants vary, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed but, in general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98% due to the use of new materials.
Studies have been made on the long term rate of success by Lekholm and dated in 2006:
• Length of the study was 20 years.
• Survival rate of the implants was 91% at 20 years.
• A patient receiving implants has a chance of 9 to 10 to have his implants 20 years later
• In many cases implants are often the most reliable treatment.
Dental microsurgery allows chirurgical precision and good wound healing in order to obtain a better aesthetical result.
The use of fine absorbable suture with a minimum of stress will prevent negative effects of wound healing which might slow down the healing process.
Technology, precision and quality are the keys for successful implants