Dental implants in Warsaw
Warsaw Dental Academy is a dental practice specialising in implants. Completed trainings, the team with experience and hundreds of satisfied clients confirm that.
What are implants?
A dental implant is a special little screw that replaces the tooth root. It's placed in the bone. However, this part is completely invisible, similarly to the root of a natural tooth. An implant itself doesn't replace a tooth yet. This requires a special abutment and a dental crown. Implants are used more and more frequently in modern dentistry. Why does it happen? Implantation allows you to function completely normally once again, after losing your natural teeth. Bridges and partial dentures are slowly fading into oblivion, and it's hardly surprising, as dental implants are usually covered by a lifetime guarantee.
What are the advantages of implants?
Dental implants are an excellent way not only to restore a single missing tooth but even all of your teeth. The greatest advantage of implants is the lack of mobile/removable prosthetics. With implants, there is no need to worry about aesthetics and comfort of use. One can smile, bite and chew without any concern. It significantly improves one's comfort and well-being.
Are implants suitable for you?
The procedure of inserting dental implants is completely safe, provided that the patient's general health state, dentition status and oral cavity condition are proper. Sometimes performing additional examinations or procedures might be necessary. In special cases, the insertion of the implant may prove to be impossible due to the poor health state of a patient, which hinders body regeneration and proper healing. Another contraindication is a neoplastic disease.
In our clinic, each patient is treated individually, and the doctor qualifies the patient for a particular procedure in accordance with the latest worldwide standards. Our specialists will gladly provide answers to all questions associated with implantation during the consultation.
How does the dental implant procedure look like?
Before we proceed to the implant treatment, we conduct a thorough diagnosis and prepare the schedule and cost estimate of the treatment. Due to the accurate diagnostics and logistics, no detail will be overlooked, and the implantation process itself will go quickly and smoothly. At this stage, we'll conduct necessary consultations and routine tests. We'll obtain the patient's medical history, ask about taken medications and past illnesses. Thus we will learn about possible outbreak sources, and we'll choose the proper ways of their elimination. We will also perform a CT scan, which will provide us with bone parameters. Bone grafting or maxillary sinus augmentation (sinus lift) might prove to be necessary. During the appointment, the doctor will explain what the procedure will involve.
The implantation itself is performed under anaesthesia and is completely painless. It lasts from 30 to 180 minutes, and it's dependent upon the number of implants to be inserted. The implant surgeon uses a special drill to make a hole in which the implant is subsequently inserted. Then the doctor sutures the surrounding tissue. Under specific conditions, there's a possibility to immediately place crowns so that the patient leaves the surgery with a tooth after the procedure. Sutures are removed within 7 to 10 days after the procedure. A physiological process, so-called osseointegration, begins almost immediately. It's the process of a permanent connection between the implant and bone. If the implant stability in the bone is adequate, the doctor decides to load the implant, that is, to place a prosthetic on it. In the case of poor stability, it may not be possible to continue treatment until several months have passed, when the tissues around the implant have healed properly, and there is good stability of the implant.
When the implant's healing process and integration with the bone are complete, the doctor will expose it by making an incision under local anaesthesia. Then, he'll remove the closure screw. The exposed implant takes approximately 2-3 weeks to heal. During this time, the patient can continue to use the existing prosthetic restorations, although it is possible that it might need some adjustment. Its task is to shape the gum for the planned prosthetic crown. The aim of this is to achieve the best aesthetic result, similar to the natural gum line.
The next stage is the prosthodontic treatment. It follows a pre-planned schedule. Usually, these are 2-3 appointments, during which scans are taken, and the final appearance of the work is precisely determined. Then the prosthetic laboratory makes the necessary elements, such as abutments, crowns, bridges, bars and dentures. Subsequently, the implantologist places all the above-mentioned elements in place. All placed elements are checked, and the patient is informed about the recommendations and the schedule of follow-up visits. Then there is a smile, handshake and the treatment process comes to an end :-)
Dental implant systems
The choice of an appropriate dental implant system is of high importance. Before starting the procedure, many people consider, above all else, economic matters. We believe that one needs to consider, most of all, the quality of an offered solution and peace of mind for years. At our practice, we use several dental implant systems, characterised by different properties, and selected individually for each patient. It gives the greatest possibility to create a beautiful smile. We are the Partner Clinic of the Institut Straumann AG, a world leader in dental implantology and tissue regeneration. Such cooperation enables us to perform even the most complicated implant procedures.