Implantology – what is it?
Implantology is one of the fastest developing specialisation of dentistry. Although it has been used in the West from almost the middle of the 20th century, in Poland it is gaining more and more supporters over the last dozen or so years. Implant treatment allows the reconstruction of almost all missing teeth without the need to grind remaining teeth, it also ensures perfect maintenance of partial and total dentures in the oral cavity. Implantology is a field that requires constant cooperation between surgeons and dental prosthetists during whole process: design implants, implantation them by a surgeon and creating a prosthetic restoration on them by a prosthodontist.
Implantology – types of treatments
We offer patients implant treatment for over a decade. In our clinic we use the best systems in the world and provide experience of outstanding specialists. In addition to simple implantation, we perform also augmentation of the floor of the maxillary sinus and alveolar ridge augmentation in preparation to receive and retain a dental prosthesis. During implantation, crucial is so-called soft tissue management: shaping gums around the implants to obtain an aesthetic final result. For this purpose, we use, transplants from the palate, painless for the patient and performed during the implantation procedure. We also carry out the so-called immediate implantation: implant placement immediately after extraction.
Treatment with implants – the course of the procedure
Before each implantation the CBTC-picture has to be taken (so-called cone beam computed tomography), which involves a much lower radiation dose than normal tomography, while providing a possibility of 3D visualization and an extremely accurate x-ray image that allows the physician to precisely design the entire procedure. After a written consent for the treatment, local anesthesia is performed and the procedure is carried out completely painlessly, in comfortable conditions. Finally, the doctor puts the sutures and presents to the patient a list of postoperative recommendations, which should be strictly applied to prevent the loss of the implant. What is important, the patient never leaves our clinic without a tooth – for the time of implant fixation temporary restoration is prepared. Usually, after a week, you should take a control visit during which the stitches are removed. After the healing process, prosthetist takes care of the patient and prepares the final prosthetic restoration.
Implantology – indications and contraindications