A dental implant is placed when you need to restore or replace a lost tooth through a prosthesis that is similar to a screw. This is placed through a surgical procedure in the jaw bone to achieve the necessary support to prevent external factors from causing it to fall out.
Through time, the bone extends through the implant, which collaborates with its static maintenance in the site.
The types of implants can be determined by the number of teeth you need to replace, for example, we can find that there are currently three main types of implants:
Replaces a single dental piece and collaborates with the maintenance of the mandibular bone through frequent stimulation of the area. It is the most common one placed in our dental clinic.
In case the dental loss is of more than one tooth, the replacement can be carried out thanks to bridges made through dental implants that will be in charge of filling the gaps before the operation.
This is common in patients who have lost all the teeth in one area of the mouth (OR in both arches).
There are sub-classifications of dental implants, but these will depend on what our dentist sees at your check-up, as you may need customizations to allow you to fulfill your common chewing functions.
If you need an answer to this unknown, you can visit us at our dental clinic located in Albania to get more information about your health and to get the highest quality from all over the continent.
For now, we can give you the most common cases where a dental implant is needed:
To achieve a successful diagnosis, we perform physical examinations and other diagnostic tests depending on your needs as a patient.
X-rays are usually taken to determine the ability of your mouth and jawbones to support a dental implant.
If the jawbone does not have sufficient capacity to support a dental implant, it is most likely that surgical intervention of bone regeneration is needed to perform implantation treatments that can restore the functionality of your mouth.
Dental implants can be installed in the mouth without any complications. First of all, local anesthesia is needed to proceed, since it is impossible to do it without a sedation method.
After being placed, it is necessary to implant a temporary prosthesis that allows the osseointegration period to develop. In other words, it will be observed how the maxillary bone develops around the prosthesis through this period.
In case the osseointegration process has been completed, we can move on to the prosthetic part. This will require constant visits to our clinical center where measurements will be taken to make a mold that can fit the patient’s teeth, which will be the final implantation.
Contact our clinic and we will get back to you regarding the intervention you need.