Implantology is a procedure that allows the dentist to replace missing teeth with a tooth-like structure, called implant. Here are the most common questions that we ask patients regarding the dental implant.
Dental implants are recommended in the following situations:
- Patients who do not want dental units polishing in order to have a prosthetic appliance.
- Patients who do not want partial or complete dentures.
- PPatients suffering from exaggerated pharyngeal reflex (vomiting) and who can not stand any kind of dentures.
- Patients who wear dentures but want replacement due to functional, aesthetic, psychological and hygienic reasons.
- Patients who want a better chewing to help them with digestion.
Are there are any cases in which the dental implant is not recommended?
Most patients who do not have general health problems can benefit from a dental implant. Age is not a risk factor for dental implant. General health condition and the morphological structure of the mouth cavity may exclude the application of a dental implant so that individual assessment is absolutely necessary.
How is dental implant accepted compared to the original dentition/teeth?
No substitute can replace the original. Implants are the best solution if you do not want a denture and you are bothered by the missing teeth. Most people do not even realize that they are wearing implants.
How dental implants should be maintained?
Dental implants and dentures fixed over them shall be maintained just like the original teeth. Long-term maintenance of dental implants depends on the patient’s effort to maintain the health of the mouth cavity. You should visit periodically (usually every 6 months) the dentist who performed the implants.
Do dental implants last a lifetime?
The lifetime of dental implants varies from patient to patient. A good general health condition and a good oral hygiene will prolong the duration of implants in your mouth cavity (some patients have kept their implants for more than 25 years). Your dentist will tell you exactly what to do and what to expect.