At SORDYL STOMATOLOGIA, our patients can expect dental implants of the highest possible standard. Our specialists are fully trained to lead complex implant and implantoprosthetic treatments. In particular, we put emphasis on the aesthetic outcome of the suggested solutions, their functionality and longevity. Our experience, aided by comprehensive knowledge and cutting-edge dental equipment allows our patients to achieve the effects they have been dreaming of. We are eager to undertake both simple and very complex cases.
What are dental implants?
Implantology and implant prosthetics allows one to rebuild missing teeth. Thus, in simple terms – it is a unique opportunity to replace the gaps that arose following tooth removal by beautiful replica of the original dentition. During the treatment, a new foundation for the tooth is set and the tooth surface is then reconstructed on the implant base. Implants are introduced into the patient’s bone (the jaw/mandible) in place of missing roots. This foundation then allows the experienced dentist to rebuild the tooth surface and regain a beautiful, uniform smile for the patient.
During the introduction of the implant (the surgical part of the procedure), the ground for the implant is prepared within patient’s alveolar bone and the implant is introduced. At SORDYL STOMATOLOGIA, the precision during this step is guaranteed by the use of a cutting-edge microscope Carl Zeiss EXTARO and an excellent implantology physiodispenser.
Why dental implants?
What makes dental implants unique is that they are the only solution available in dentistry that does not merely mask a gap in dentition, but instead allows one to reconstruct a new, fully functioning tooth (or even a group of teeth). While each case is different, only three steps have to be accomplished for the patient to leave our clinic with a new implant – preparation for the procedure, the introduction of the implant (the titan root) into the bone and once self-healing is completed, the final third stage – a prosthetic reconstruction of the tooth crown on the implant.
Preparation for the introduction of an implant
We begin the consultation by discussing with the patient what the procedure entails and gathering their detailed past medical history. This step is very important – the dentist has to be certain that there are no contraindications to the procedure (e.g. past and current medical conditions, medication taken etc.). The patient is of course also thoroughly assessed from the dental point of view.
At this stage we advise a CT scan (Computed Tomography) of the area of interest. This allows a detailed reconstruction of the area and hence leads to a more precise and safer procedure.
Together with the patient, we also discuss all possible variants of the procedure. Thanks to this, the patient can choose a variant that is both satisfactory from the aesthetic viewpoint and also financially plausible to the individual.
Surgical introduction of the implant
Once the leading dental specialist gives a favourable opinion and together with the patient the best variant of the procedure is agreed upon, it is time to initiate the treatment. At SORDYL STOMATOLOGIA, the procedure is performed using cutting-edge equipment by an experienced implantology-certified dentist. The specialist is assisted throughout the procedure by fully trained dental personnel.
During the procedure, we maintain sanitary standards not very different to those employed in large operating theatres. Moreover, we use a specialised microscope and an implantology microengine, which guarantees precision and reproducibility in the implantology services that we offer.
The implants are made out of titanium. As titanium is a completely biocompatible substance, our body recognises titanium as its integral part. At SORDYL STOMATOLOGIA, we only use implants from certified and world-renowned producers.
Thanks to our team’s long-standing experience, the procedure of implant introduction at SORDYL STOMATOLOGIA usually lasts only around 30 minutes. The patient receives local anaesthesia and should not perceive any unpleasant sensations, letting alone pain.
After introduction of the implantation
Once the implant has been introduced, a self-healing process occurs as patient’s bone progressively crawls over the implant’s base. This strengthens implant stability and finally results in a permanent union between the implant and the patient’s body. This process is officially called osteointegration and takes the following amounts of time: for jaw – around 6 months, for the mandible – around 3 months. During this step, no extra procedures have to be performed by the implantology specialist. However, the patient is guaranteed a constant access to the SORDYL STOMATOLOGIA team if any implant-related questions/needs arise and remains under their care.
Once osteointegration is completed, the prosthetics part of the treatment begins. The aim of this stage is to rebuild the missing tooth crown through prosthetic rebuilding (a dental crown, bridge or prosthesis) on the implant base. Thanks to this multistep yet efficient working scheme, the treatment culminates in a desirable visual and functional effect.
What if I do not qualify for a dental implant?
We also have a solution for this. In cases, where it is impossible or too risky for the patient to receive a dental implant due to lack of suitable anatomical conditions (you need an appropriate quantity and quality of jaw/mandible bone for an implant to be introduced), we conduct implantology treatments together with procedures that reconstruct the patient’s bone tissue (directed bone regeneration).
Deficits in the alveolar bone, which is key for direct implantation without the additional step of bone reconstruction, are typically a consequence of:
- long-term lack of teeth – in this case, the deficits in the bone develop progressively from the time of tooth extraction – this is the reason why one should not postpone replacing missing teeth
- an incorrectly performed procedure of tooth removal (extraction)
- inflammatory changes associated with diseases of the dental pulp and periodontium
One of the procedures available to our patients that uses directed bone regeneration is sinus lift (the elevation of the base of the maxillary sinus). During the sinus lift procedure, a bone-mimic is introduced in a way that increases the overall bone mass and subsequently allows for the introduction of an implant of an appropriate length. In practice, the missing bone volume is placed in between the bottom wall of the maxillary sinus and the mucous membrane lining the sinus (hence the procedure is called sinus lift).
Sinus lift is a widely used solution in dentistry that allows for the reconstruction of a tooth crown on implants in the jaw. It may be performed as an independent procedure, preparation for the subsequent stages or be coordinated with an immediate introduction of implants.
At SORDYL STOMATOLOGIA, we also offer microsurgical procedures on soft tissues of the mucous membranes within the oral cavity. This type of procedure is performed in order to improve the aesthetic outcomes of prosthetic fillings grounded on either one own teeth or on dental implants.
In case of losing a tooth, please remember about the following steps!
If you lose a tooth, remember to arrange for the gap to be filled in as soon as possible. Having dental implants introduced soon after losing own teeth is beneficial to the patient due to multiple reasons:
- it prevents the resorption (loss) of soft and hard tissues
- allows for a reconstruction with optimal aesthetic and functional outcomes
- shortens the duration of implantological treatment
- is financially beneficial