Tooth implants - what do you need to know before you go to the dentist?

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Dental defects are not only an aesthetic defect. They make the remaining teeth move and lose their stable position in the gums, it is more difficult to bite, speech becomes incomprehensible. Modern dental clinics, such as CDC Dentistry in Krakow, have a wide range of possibilities for restorative dentition. These include dental implants. The implantation procedure is several stages.

Implantation - what tests do you have to do?

An implantologist, i.e. a dentist specializing in implant placement, must be sure that the patient's health condition is appropriate for the procedure. Therefore, the first visit usually consists of conducting an interview and commissioning and then performing several tests.

Interview

During the interview, the doctor asks about the medications taken, past illnesses, chronic complaints, history of diseases in the patient's family. The questions are usually quite detailed. It is an expression of care and attention to quality of service. The implant should serve for years and in the future provide support for the denture, therefore the procedure must be performed solidly, after careful preparation.

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RTG

In order to see exactly how the roots of adjacent teeth run and in what condition the bone is, the doctor orders a panoramic and detailed X-ray. Sometimes a 3D CT scan is also performed to assess the condition of bones, the thickness of mucous membranes and the course of nerves.

Laboratory tests

An implant is a screw made of titanium (or as in the CDC Dentistry centre, made of the highest quality alloy of titanium and zirconium) implanted in the patient's bone, which effectively replaces the natural root of the tooth. After the procedure, the implant integrates with the bone in the osseointegration process. The course of this process can be predicted to a certain extent by reading the results of the patient's blood tests - morphology, OB, bleeding and clotting time, sugar or vitamin D3 levels.

Modern implants and prosthetic crowns

Implantology is still developing, although today its level is already very high. In the field of tooth implants, Krakow can boast of considerable achievements and many excellent specialists. CDC (Cracow Dental Centre) uses implants and crowns of the highest quality, ideally suited to the shape of bone and color of the dentition. The most common material used today to make crowns (the visible part, set on an implant) is metal faced with porcelain.

The first stage the patient has to go through in order to have modern dental implants is to insert a screw. They are performed under local anaesthesia, rarely under general anaesthesia. The implantologist drills the bone and places the implant in the hole thus created. The healing process after this stage takes from 3 (for the mandible) to 6 months (for the jaw).

The second stage is to unveil the implant (by cutting the gingival mucosa) and insert a healing screw, which supports the implant's integration with the bone and soft tissue.

After about two weeks, a prosthetic restoration can already be fitted in the form of a connector on which a crown or a single crown is placed.

Find out more about CDC Dentistry :

Rydlówka 19 LU09, 30-363 Kraków, e-mail: biuro@cdcstomatologia.pl, tel: 733 187 780