All about implants: Live Dental Hospital
All about implants: Live Dental Hospital
Implants: before surgery
First, it is very important to check the overall health status. If the patient has osteoporosis, diabetes, hypertension, or is taking medication related to these diseases, consultation with an attending physician is required.
Secondly, it is necessary to check the health of the oral cavity. Through X-ray and CT we check the condition of bones and gums. Before installing implants, it is very important to have healthy gums. If gum treatment is necessary, it must be done before implants.
Our body is such that if you do not use any organs (for example, muscles), they begin to shrink and weaken. Also, the bone under the gum, holding the tooth, if not used, it decreases. In this case, bone tissue should be enlarged during implant installation. This increases the complexity of the surgery, the healing period, the pain, and also the cost. Therefore, after tooth extraction, if there are plans, implants should be put in place timely. Also, if a long time passes after tooth extraction, the adjacent teeth begin to tilt. In this case, partial or complete tooth correction may be required in the future.
Previously, after tooth extraction, adjacent teeth were usually ground down and crowned over the bridge made of dental crowns. But since the lifespan of a tooth depends to some extent on the amount of remaining dentin (hard tissue of tooth), it is natural that teeth that have been ground down can have a shorter life.
Installation of implants is a procedure when only the artificial root (implant) is inserted into the place of the missing tooth and an artificial dental crown is installed on top of it. This way, adjacent teeth are not ground down and remain in their natural state.
Implants: treatment period
The treatment period with implants is usually about 3 months for the lower jaw and 4 months for the upper jaw. During this time, the hospital carries out an examination, installation of implant, check on the healing process, and installation of a dental crown.
But if guided bone regeneration (GBR) and/or sinus lift were additionally carried out during implantation, the full treatment period may be from 3 to 9 months. Therefore, in order to avoid an increase in the treatment period, it is very important to have the implant installed timely without additional procedures.
The time to wait for the implant to heal to the bone is very important. There is no need to hurry.
As there is no definite lifespan for native teeth, so also for implants. It all depends on caring for them. Usually, it is said that the lifespan of implants is about 8-15 years. But if you take care of them correctly, their term will be semi-permanent.
The most important and main reason for reducing the lifespan of the implant is the peri-implantitis (destructive inflammatory process affecting the soft and hard tissues surrounding dental implants). But it can be avoided with proper teeth cleaning and periodic examination and treatment.
Implants: post-treatment care
There are two points after implant placement that should be monitored well. This is the care of the gums and dental crown. You need to monitor oral hygiene and brush your teeth properly.
Sometimes it happens that the dental crown falls out of the implant or the screw inside the implant is unscrewed. In such cases, consultation with the attending dentist and timely treatment are imperative. Therefore, when choosing a dental hospital, it is very important to look at how the post-treatment care is done there.
The cost in each hospital is different and depends on the type of implant on the method of implant installation, additional procedures. In dental hospitals in Korea, you can usually find out the cost of an implant from dental consultants, who, like doctors, work in hospitals all the time. For those with insurance, the hospital helps to make all necessary documents in order to replace the cost of treatment with the insurance company.
Guided bone regeneration (GBR)
Guided bone regeneration (GBR) is necessary in cases where the native bone tissue is insufficient for the implant to stand firmly.
If the condition is normal, GBR is carried out very quickly simultaneously with the installation of implants. But if the bone is very small, GBR is carried out in advance of implants.
The materials used for GBR are human bone, cow bone, artificial bone. These types of bones are pre-sterilized and are introduced as powder. Therefore, the response of the transplant rejection can be avoided.
Sometimes in extreme cases or when the patient does not want to have another bone material, a native bone grafted from another place is used.
Inside the maxillary bone there is a hollow air space called the maxillary sinus. To carry out GBR in a place next to this cavity, sometimes a sinus lift – lifting the lower sinus membrane – is required to create space for GBR.
Implants: installation on the same day during tooth extraction
If after tooth extraction there is a good environment for the implant, it is possible to place the implant immediately. For this, there should be no inflammation or other types of infection. Of course, it is ideal to wait a while after tooth extraction. But if the patient does not have free time, it is possible to carry out the extraction of the tooth and the installation of the implant at the same time, but provided that the condition of that place is healthy.
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