Dental implantation is a simple, invasive, and painless procedure
The value and importance of something are very often only faced when we lose it. This wise statement also applies to our teeth. As long as we have them and they are healthy, we take them for granted, and most of us don’t care about them as much as would have necessary. Due to the latter on the one hand, and “natural wear and tear” on the other hand, the condition of our teeth deteriorates, and after a while, tooth loss can even occur. Fortunately, there is a solution. Missing tooth or teeth can be replaced with very good results, either in the traditional way or with the help of dental implantation, which is becoming more and more popular nowadays. This article will focus on this subject.
What is a dental implant?
The object of dental implantation is the dental implant, which is an artificial tooth root made of high-purity titanium alloy. The crown, bridge, or entire denture is fixed on it with special glue. The two most common implants are the conventional two-phase and the immediate loading one-phase implant. Within this, there are implants made by various manufacturers. The best-known manufacturers are Cortex, Alpha Bio, Nobel Biocare, and IHDE (one-phase implant only). No matter how different the different implants are, they are all the same in one thing: they all serve to replace the natural tooth root.
Immediate loading one-phase implant. The two types of artificial tooth root, both their shape and in terms of dental implantation technology, differ significantly from each other. The conventional two-phase implant consists of several pieces and is implanted in two phases. While the immediately loadable implant consists of a single piece and is implanted in a single phase. Another significant difference is that while traditional implant implantation requires almost impeccable bone, the immediate loading implant can be used in case of significant bone deficiency.
Dental implantation under local anesthesia
Implantation of an implant can be done under local anesthesia and general anesthesia. Since implantation, especially with a one-phase implant, is a simple, invasive procedure, well-applied local anesthesia is sufficient enough for a painless procedure. For those who are capable physically and mentally prepared for surgery, this type of anesthesia is sufficient. The truth is that the most painful moment of implant implantation is the punctuation of an anesthetic injection needle. You may also ask the dentist to anesthetize the puncture’s spot in advance, thus reducing the discomfort caused by needle punctures.
Dental implantation under general anesthesia
This type of anesthesia is available for those who, for whatever reason, but local anesthesia is not suitable. The experience is that general anesthesia for implantation is mainly needed for those who are mentally unable to prepare for surgery. There are those who are unable to control their fear of the intervention, so they are in such a psychic state that they are unable to cooperate with the oral surgeon even the most basic things. In a condition like this, the pain threshold drops significantly. The patient may feel something that would normally fall well into the category of tolerable discomfort. There would be other reasons too for someone to ask for dental implantation under general anesthesia, which otherwise wouldn’t be necessary.
Differences between implantation of different implants
As mentioned earlier, there are two types of implants and dental implantation methods: conventional two-phase and immediate loading one-phase dental implantation. Two important differences must be mentioned. One is that while in the case of two-phase the entire gum is incised, in the case of one-phase implants the hole required for the implant is drilled through the gum. This damages the gums in a much smaller area, which means easier surgery and faster healing.
The other important difference is that while in the case of a two-phase implant the implantation takes place in two phases, in the case of immediate loading implants in a single phase. The names of the two implants also refer to this. Once the single piece one-phase implant has been implanted, sampling can begin immediately along with the denture preparation. Therefore, it is possible that with this method, the implantation and the long-term temporary denture can be completed in just a few days.
What is included in the price for a complete oral rehabilitation?
A thorough examination of the oral cavity using an on-site panoramic X-ray. Based on the X-ray the implantologist decides where and how many implants have to be inserted. The next step is to remove teeth that are no longer suitable for dental treatment. The required number of implants is then implanted. In the next day or two, the long-term temporary denture will be completed, which is also included in the price of the implantation. Temporary dentures usually have a six-month warranty, after which it is advisable to have the final denture prepared. It is important to note that there are conditions for the warranty on the work and the implants. Such a condition is to show up for free controls.
In this article, we have formulated what a dental implant is, what major implant types exist. We told that dental implantation can be done under local anesthesia, but can also be done under general anesthesia. We also briefly explained which are the two most common implant types. Also explained what are the most characteristic differences between them. Finally, it was word also about exactly what was included in the price of dental implantation.
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