There are many factors that can affect the condition of the teeth and may lead to their loss. The loss of one or more teeth alters eating habits, speech, behavior and appearance. Even if the lost tooth is restored with a conventional prosthesis (aka bridge- dentures), each year that goes by there is bone loss.

Dental implants are an excellent solution to replace not only the lost tooth, but also the tooth root. Dental implants offer a solid base for artificial teeth that will look and function like your natural teeth. Restorations with dental implants are now a reliable alternative that can be offered to our patients.

The high success rates shown in clinical trials have allayed any objections to the concept of implant placement.

The dental implant is an artificial tooth replacement (a small titanium screw of high quality and purity that replaces the root of the missing tooth). The implant is integrated into the jaw bone and becomes a support for the replacement tooth. With implants we can replace one, more or all teeth. It is used as a support for a tooth, for fixed bridges and for partial or complete dentures. Dental implants are a successful way to replace teeth, as they are perfectly integrated into the bones, allowing speech and chewing without any obstacles.

The operation for the placement of dental implants is performed under local anesthesia combined with the administration of neurolept analgesia (intoxication), which is safely done only in a hospital. In our case, at “HYGEIA- DEPARTMENT OF DENTAL IMPLANTS AND TISSUE REGENERATION” the patient will not feel any discomfort during the operation. However, it is natural, as in any surgery, that there may be some symptoms in the first two to three days, which are effectively overcome by taking common painkillers.

STAGES OF TREATMENT

  • Consultation & Treatment Planning
    The first step of the treatment is careful planning, which begins with the patient’s clinical and radiographic examination. With the help of these and dental casts, the doctors will conclude to the final treatment plan which will be discussed in detail with the patient.
  • Placement of the implant
    The next step is the surgical placement of the implant. This procedure takes place in the hospital using local anesthesia and / or neurolept anesthesia (intoxication).
  • Recovery / Osseointegration face
    After the implant is placed, the healing process follows, during which the osseointegration takes place. Healthy bone is able to integrate with the implant (aka. osseointegration) in 6-12 weeks. The patient will be provided with a temporary prosthesis, in order for him/her to be able to spend this period of healing with temporary teeth, until the final prosthesis is placed.
  • Artificial teeth-Prosthodontics
    Once the recovery/healing process is complete (after 3-4 months), it is time to place the permanent artificial tooth structure (aka. crown), after the necessary clinical procedures (measures, rehearsals, etc.). In several clinical cases it may be possible to place the artificial tooth structure (crown) at the same time as the placement of the implant body, the so-called concept of “Immediate Loading”. The “Immediate Loading” will minimize the chair time for the patient but it is only possible when the quality and quantity of the bone is ideal which makes it doable only in a small percentage of cases.
  • Taking care of the dental implants
    Just like natural teeth, implants require regular checkups and consistent oral hygiene. Big part of the success of your dental implants depends on whether you will keep your new teeth clean and free of dental plaque.