People at all times have been suffering from tooth loss problems — they are suffering now and most likely will be tortured by this problem also in the future. Currently it is already possible to avoid excessive stress after the loss of teeth due to the continuous evolution of the medical technology, which provides the ability to quickly recover one, several or even all natural looking and well-functioning teeth. The teeth are remarkable for such excellent features, and they are restored in the most professional and efficient way for the time being by using implants.
Use of implants
Dental implant is a professional root replacement
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that is inserted into the jaw, in the long run it is fixed and permanently replacing the natural tooth root. This small device is great support for dental crowns and bridges. In addition, when doing the modern implant procedure of one tooth, teeth around remain natural or restored because earlier it was simply impossible if getting a prosthesis. Therefore, this method is safely called a miracle by all professional dental community. This is the only option for patients to recover, without causing discomfort, and to obtain comfortable, functional and exceptionally attractive teeth.
Implantation rescues in different situations
First, implantation can be performed in many cases: if there is the lack of one, several or even all teeth. If one or more teeth are missing, implantation allows you to protect the adjacent teeth: they are not polished, remain natural, intact. If only one tooth is missing, one implant is screwed in and an aesthetically good looking crown is placed on it. If several teeth are missing, no more implants are necessary: a dental bridge of several teeth can be placed on one tooth, which remains stable and does not encumber the bone. Implant types: screw-like dental implants, plate-form implants, periosteal implants.
If all teeth are missing in your mouth, implants allow refusing the uncomfortable removable partial dentures, causing much discomfort. Four up to eight implants are required for high-quality prosthetic restoration of one toothless jaw, on which a much smaller, more convenient and more aesthetic dental plaque can be placed or modern stable prostheses.
Dental implants — the most popular and easiest way towards a dazzling smile!
- If you want to find out more about dental implant prices, click here.
- Please check out the photos of our dental implant procedures under the gallery section (click).
Currently there are two procedures available:
Most Popular Solutions and Prices:
One implant and a crown
If you have been missing a tooth already for a long period of time or you have lost it as a result of an injury — one implant and a crown are necessary.
3-unit bridge placed between two implant crowns
If you are missing three teeth, it is not necessary to replace them with three dental implants. A 3-unit bridge placed between two implant crowns will be a solution for this problem
Bridge of 10/12 teeth placed on four dental implants
If all teeth are missing or you have a few remaining bad teeth, a bridge of 10/12 teeth placed on four dental implants will be a solution for this problem
14 teeth placed on six implants
If all teeth are missing and jaw capabilities allow, this problem can be solved if 14 teeth are placed on six implants.
Two implants as the basis for the fixation of a removable prosthesis
If you want to have a bold smile, but you want to avoid severe prosthetic procedures, you can choose the following solution — two implants as the basis for the fixation of a removable prosthesis.
- Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth.
- Improved speech. If one or more teeth are missing, your pronunciation can drastically deteriorate, therefore dental implants are a great tool for recovering excellent sound pronunciation.
- Improved comfort. Because they become part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
- Better health and self-esteem. Dental implants can give you back your smile! Since dental implants do not require treatment of other teeth, you will feel better and you will gain improved oral health.
- Convenience. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place!
- Reliability. Dental implant procedure has a success rate of up to 98% even in the most complicated cases!
Dental implant procedure:
You receive a local anaesthetic and a small incision is made in the gums. The implant is screwed after the hole is made in the bone by using a drill and it becomes a lodge for the implant.
The gum is sewed up.
After two months the implant is opened.
The covering bolt is removed.
The healing cap is screwed into place.
A month later the prosthetic attachment is inserted, the dental print is taken from the implant and the crown is being made.
The made tooth is measured and affixed.
The tooth is full-done prosthesis.
Dental implantation methods
Immediate dental implant procedure
Immediately after tooth removal, the implant is inserted in specific conditions and a temporary plastic tooth is made. The method has many advantages: reduced treatment time, the bone is saved; only one surgery procedure is needed. However, this requires significantly greater experience and skills of the physician. Mostly it is applied for single-rooted front teeth area.
The implant is screwed together with the healing cap. This avoids additional intervention and healing time is reduced by one month. This is a good choice when you are missing one tooth.
The implant is screwed into place, the gum is sewed up. You receive a local anaesthetic and a small incision is made in the gums. The implant is screwed after the hole is made in the bone by using a drill and it becomes a lodge for the implant. The gum is sewed up.
The implant is opened after a period of two to six months, the healing cap is placed. The healing cap is screwed up.
Prosthetic implant is done after the placement of a healing cap after one month
Do I really need implants?
This quite often posed question can be answered briefly and clearly: dental implants are the best option for everyone having lost teeth for various reasons. High-quality dental implants restore the aesthetic appearance and functionality of teeth, and help you solve more oral and dental problems. Dentists recommend to apply for implantation in the following cases:
- You are missing one or more teeth; it does not matter either in the front or in the upper part;
- You have lost all your teeth and you want to restore the pre-existing full rows;
- You suffer from painful, falling down gums
- You want to maintain a healthy jaw bone, to avoid extremely harmful atrophy.
In each of the aforementioned cases, dentists fully assess the patient’s health condition and make sure if implantation is certainly possible, and in no way undermine the well-being and health of the patient. A careful examination is conducted to make sure whether there is enough bone in the mouth (if there is not enough bone, you may be recommended for bone augmentation procedures), whether there are no infections, connective tissue damage, whether gums are healthy, which also plays an important role during implantation and after it. Therefore, patients can easily feel and trust the doctors who are well aware of their job responsibility and consistently comply with the requirements.
Do dental implants suit for everyone?
Anyone who has lost a tooth is a candidate for dental implants. It is not your age that matters, but your health condition — we could insert dental implants for almost every candidate, but it is necessary to consult a physician before the implantation.
When is the bone augmentation necessary?
The bone needs constant stimulation to maintain its form and function. In jaws this function is performed by teeth: after tooth loss, bone volume is reduced by 25 per cent during the first year and this process continues the whole life and often up to the level when the bone is no longer suitable for implantation without additional bone restoration procedures. The more teeth are lost, the more remarkable are aesthetic and functional changes. Especially, the atrophy accelerates while wearing removable dentures. Patients who wear removable dentures are condemned for faster loss of remaining own teeth, increased patches accumulation, gingival inflammation, and bleeding. Dental implants should be the preferred treatment for tooth loss.
We are the masters of dental implant procedures and we will restore your smile.
Specialists located in Vilnius work for you — we offer regular promotions and good prices, hundreds of works are carried out.