Dental implants

Dental Implants in Albania

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.

What types of implants are there?

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:

Single dental implant.

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.

Implant-supported bridge.

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.

Full arch implant.

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.

How do I know if I should get an implant?

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:

  1. The loss of one or more teeth thanks to dental diseases such as gingivitis or periodontitis, can also happen because of previous trauma.

 

  1. In case you have good dental health, with an apt bone bearing capacity and healthy gum tissues, but you have a tooth loss for a particular reason, you may also need dental implantation.

Diagnosis and treatment plan.

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.

Implant placement and osseointegration.

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.

Prosthetic phase.

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.

 

Dental implant care.

  • Just like natural teeth, replacement teeth also need constant cleaning to decrease the capacity of developing periodontal diseases, and in addition, constant check-ups are also needed to see how the implant is doing. Especially in the first year of operation.

 

  • Through the specialists of our dental clinic, we will leave you some tips that could be of relevance after having performed the dental implant transplant.

 

  • After having successfully performed the dental implant, as well as any small operation, it is normal to develop bruising in different areas of the face. As well as intense pain and swelling in the gums and other areas of the face. In case there is an external inflammation, the best thing to do is to put a cold compress on the outside of the mouth. We can also prescribe some type of medication that can help you to alleviate the pain caused by this operation.

 

  • Dental implants after they have healed are not usually a nuisance for the patient (only in the adaptation phase), if you have more than three months with dental implants and you are presenting some kind of symptom or problem that is not related to the discomfort of the new oral structure, urgently attend our establishments to make a more thorough check of the situation.

 

  • If after having operated, there is any bleeding, you can place a gauze without wetting the area. Apply pressure for half an hour until the bleeding stops.

 

  • In the early stages of implantation, a specific type of diet should be followed to avoid complications in osseointegration. For example, you should only eat soft foods at standard temperatures for the first two weeks after the operation. And no food should be eaten for the first seven hours after surgery.

 

  • For safety reasons, the use of substances harmful to the body should be reduced. These include alcohol and tobacco, which can cause chaos during the procedure due to their infectious effects.

 

  • Our oral hygiene must be ideal, it is necessary to have the right tools for dental implants. Among them are the ultrasoft surgical brushes, dental floss, irrigators, among other materials that we can recommend in our offices. Remember that you have a new dental piece that needs the same care as normal teeth, and even much more rigorous care, since it is much easier for bacteria to accumulate in the grooves of the implant.

 

  • After the operation, reduce any type of physical effort that may increase the amount of bleeding from open wounds.
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