Where we started – where we are going
In 1998, I performed the implantation of the first titanium implant. I am one of the few dentists who for the first time completed the medical accreditation of the German company Camlog implants in Germany and was able to start using the system in Hungary. For nearly 13 years, we have been the reference office for Camel, a Swedish company based exclusively on Camlog, and later on the leader of the global companies that develop and manufacture Implants, and its subsidiary, the Israeli AlphaBio companies. We perform oral surgeries on a daily basis, more complex implant surgeries, supplemented with bone replacement if necessary. After thousands of implants, satisfied Patients, many international study tours, congresses and further training, my goal is continuous professional development and the continuous improvement of our practices.
Dr. Balázs Nagy
Dento, – alveolar surgeon, Dentist
Founder of the AB-Dental Dental and Oral Surgery Center
What is dental implantation and what is its purpose?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a dentist implants in the jawbone to attach a crown, bridge, or denture to it. The implant can be implanted in place of a lost tooth and can take over its function once healing and replacement have been completed.
Implant dentures work in almost the same way as their own teeth before. Implants made for implants are very similar to natural teeth, and those unfamiliar with them will not even notice the difference. Implant dentures that restore incomplete teeth improve chewing and speech, provide comfort, and beneficially change facial aesthetics.
What are the benefits of implant dentures?
In cases where only one or two teeth are missing, it is not necessary to build a bridge by grinding intact teeth.
In case of lack of chewing teeth, instead of a partial denture, a fixed prosthesis can be made, ie a bridge can be made, which is more convenient and easier to handle than a removable prosthesis.
In the case of toothlessness, a small number of implants can be used to make dentures that do not move during chewing or speech. Depending on the condition of the defective jawbone, missing teeth can be replaced with a bridge, if necessary. All-on-4, All-on-6 protocols.
Prevents unavoidable bone breakdown after tooth loss.
By providing a sense of comfort and security while speaking and chewing, it makes it easier to maintain social relationships.
Implant dentures prevent many people from wearing a removable prosthesis, which means old age.
What material are the implants made of?
Only substances that do not cause any damage can be placed in the body, the tissues are well tolerated, they are not expelled. Such materials are called “bio-materials,” such as titanium, from which dental implants are made. (Hip prostheses are also made of titanium.) Dental implants are usually cylindrical or screw-shaped, 3.3-6.0 mm in diameter, and 9-16 mm long. The surface of some products is coated with a also tissue-friendly material that promotes rapid incorporation into the bone.
Who can get an implant?
The ideal “candidate” for an implant who enjoys good general health, has good oral hygiene, and is in proper shape for the part of his jaw where the implant is to be placed. This area should be completely healthy and non-inflammatory. If there are carious teeth in the mouth or gum disease, they should be cured before surgery. With modern procedures, the amount of bone can also be increased if necessary. There are diseases that preclude or make implantation a consideration, such as: diabetes, bleeding disorders, taking certain medications, or smoking. After a thorough examination of the patient, a decision can only be made as to whether implant surgery is feasible.
What are the risks of implant surgeries?
Implant surgery is performed under local anesthesia, the complications of which can be the same as any anesthesia. Of course, with proper care, these can be prevented. Damage to the surrounding formulas (opening of the nasal cavity, nerve damage) may occur during surgery, but with careful planning and good surgical technique, the risk is minimal. Implant rejection is extremely rare. With good oral hygiene and regular control, the chances are very slim.
How is the implant implanted?
Implant dentures require particularly careful planning and construction by the dentist and dental technician. The doctor first learns about the patient’s general condition, illnesses, and medications. This is followed by a thorough dental examination. In all cases, an X-ray is taken and, if necessary, special images are taken. After taking an impression, the so-called using “study samples,” the dentist decides, based on the clinical examination and x-ray, whether an implant is possible. The surgery itself is performed under local anesthesia, no hospitalization is required. After a mucosal incision, the jawbone becomes free, in which a suitable place for the implants is formed, the artificial root is inserted and the wound is sutured. The implants are cured in this way for 3-6 months, during which time the implant “ossifies”. If necessary, a temporary replacement may be worn during the recovery. Minor swelling of the face may occur after surgery, but you should not be afraid of more pain. Of course, regular inspections are also required during this time. After the healing time, the implant is released by making a small incision and the so-called a gum-forming screw is inserted. After a short time, an impression is taken, on the basis of which the dental technician prepares a sample and prepares the denture. Putting the denture in your mouth is again the job of the dentist.
What to do after the implant denture is completed?
Increased attention should be paid to oral hygiene. Depending on the nature of the denture, it may be necessary to use special tools such as an interdental brush, superfloss, floss. The dentist will show you and explain the correct brushing technique when handing over the prosthesis. In order for the prosthesis to work as long as possible, it should be checked at the dentist every 6-12 months. The long-term success of implant dentures is highly dependent on you. The dentist’s responsibility extends primarily to the preparation of the denture, after which the “maintenance” is primarily the responsibility of the patient. Maintaining oral hygiene should prevent the development of inflammation around the implant because it endangers its retention.
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