In the Center of Dentistry and Implantology Stencel in Chorzow we offer you innovative implantological systems which, according to us, are the best products currently available on the world market. We can offer our patients several professional types of implants and our specialists will explain all doubts connected with the whole treatment process.
WHAT DOES IMPLANT TREATMENT LOOK LIKE?
Planning the entire process of implant placement is a key element preceding the entire procedure. During the first control visit our patients undergo a detailed medical assessment in order to establish an individual treatment plan. Our doctors must first of all get to know the patient’s predispositions, his or her general state of health and oral cavity. The first step is a medical history, in which each patient answers questions about his or her health, past or ongoing illnesses, allergies and medications he or she is currently taking. In order to obtain detailed information, a clinical examination and diagnostic imaging are performed.
To determine an accurate treatment plan, all examinations needed can be performed on site in our X-ray laboratory. Panoramic X-ray (OPG) of all teeth and bones around them and Computerised Tomography (CBCT) of the place for future implantation.
The human dentition is bicuspid, but thanks to the latest achievements of dentistry, you can also have “third teeth” – implants. We can make your dreams of a perfect smile come true in the comfort of our implantology office. Our team of smile restoration specialists will take care of you at every stage of your dental implant treatment.
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Implants are artificial tooth substitutes that permanently fuse with the bone and take over all the functions of natural teeth. While the range of different types of restorations is wide, the best choice is dental implants. Implantation of titanium implants, on which ceramic crowns are placed, is currently the most modern method of teeth reconstruction. It is an excellent solution for patients who have lost a tooth as a result of an accident or disease. A dental implant allows to regain a beautiful smile even in complicated cases.
The latest implantology trends are brought directly to our office and applied in practice, thanks to which both partial and full reconstruction of teeth is possible. Dental implants ensure the Patient’s comfort of functioning, help to regain lost self-confidence and – what is most important – contrary to traditional prosthetic solutions, they do not entail the necessity to damage neighbouring teeth.
FOR WHOM IS IMPLANTOLOGICAL TREATMENT INTENDED?
Dental implants can be used in patients whose period of intensive bone growth has ended, that is, over 18 years of age. In principle, the upper age limit does not exist, because the implantation procedure is so safe that it can be successfully performed even in patients who are 80-90 years old. The dental implant procedure is preceded by a consultation visit, during which, in the course of a medical interview, the doctor learns about the patient’s predispositions, the general state of health of his or her body and the condition of the oral cavity. Before the implantation procedure it is also necessary to carry out the examination and to prepare X-ray documentation. On the basis of this a treatment plan is created individually tailored to the specific Patient.
STAGES OF IMPLANT TREATMENT
The metamorphosis of a smile with the use of dental implants takes place in several stages. The following stages of implant treatment can be distinguished:
Implant placement — the patient undergoes local anaesthesia for the duration of the implantation. Such a procedure can be carried out in the patient’s comfort and eliminate any pain. The procedure itself involves making a hole in the gum, the depth of which will allow the implant to be placed in the right position. It takes about half an hour to place a single dental implant, but for a larger number of implants the treatment time is correspondingly longer.
Osteointegration — the dental implant is sewn under the gum for about 3-6 months. During this time, the process of osteointegration, which means complete fusion with the bone, takes place. This ensures proper stabilisation of the implant. How long the process of osteointegration lasts depends mainly on the quantity and quality of the bone tissue surrounding the implant.
Exposure of the implant and placement of the prosthetic restoration — once the implant has properly fused with the bone, the mucous membrane located just above the implant is incised and the implant itself is exposed. For a period of 1-2 weeks the gingiva is cured to the shape of the healing screw, after which it is possible to take a prosthetic impression for the future prosthetic reconstruction.
Prosthetic filling – thanks to the information contained in the impression and photographic documentation prepared in the office, a dental technician prepares crowns, bridges or dentures on clasps individually fitted to the patient’s anatomical conditions. In shape and colour they are adjusted to the patient’s natural teeth, so that the reconstructed smile is a beautiful whole. Implants fully imitate the appearance of natural teeth and fulfil all their functions.
At each stage of treatment the Patient receives temporary restorations which allow him or her to function normally, maintain an aesthetic appearance and keep psychological comfort.
Control visits and removal of stitches — The first follow-up visit should take place just one week after the treatment. During this visit the doctor will remove the stitches and thoroughly check the condition of your gums. Full implant integration takes from 10 weeks to 6 months. During that time the Patient can fully function normally without feeling any discomfort.
After the procedure, the Patient receives the Implant Passport, thanks to which – regardless of the place where he or she is currently located – he or she will receive assistance in finding an authorised dental surgery.
Out of concern for the complete safety of our patients, we guarantee constant control of the treating doctor during every stage of treatment.
MAIN ADVANTAGES OF USING DENTAL IMPLANTS
Dental implants dramatically improve the Patient’s comfort in many areas of life. Other types of prosthetic fillings often cause problems while eating certain foods and force the Patient to eliminate them from the diet. Thanks to the functionality of dental implants, the Patient does not have to give up any item from his or her menu. Moreover, implants are not susceptible to plaque and tartar build-up, which makes it very easy to maintain hygiene. Dental implants also do not cause problems with pronunciation and it is virtually impossible to distinguish them from natural teeth. Implantation is a perfect solution even for allergy sufferers, as the implants are made of titanium or zirconium, which are biocompatible materials. This fact also has a significant impact on the high success rate of implant procedures, which reaches almost 99%. Once implanted and properly cared for, the implant remains with the patient for many years.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT IMPLANTS
Dental implants are one of the most innovative and revolutionary treatments in dentistry. They make it possible to replace missing teeth with artificial ones that look, behave and function like real ones. Best of all, they last. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about dental implants. If you would like more information or to book an implant consultation, please contact your Patient Advisor.
Why is a tooth implant better than a traditional denture?
Although traditional dentures have certain advantages, their users may experience problems including poor stability in the mouth. Partial and full dentures are large and sometimes hard to get used to. Dental implants are permanent replacements for missing teeth that function exactly like natural teeth. Crowns built on implants take up the same amount of space as your own teeth. They are specially designed to fit snugly and, over time, they become part of the mouth, in no way inferior to natural teeth. Implant-supported dentures take up less space than traditional dentures, thanks to their telescopic attachment.
How does the implant procedure work?
During the implantation procedure, a screw is inserted into the jawbone below the gums. Over the following months, the titanium screw fuses with the jawbone, this process is called osteointegration. Once this process is complete, a prosthetic crown is attached to the screw, creating a new tooth that looks and functions like a natural one.
Are dental implants for me?
If you are missing some teeth, implants may be the perfect solution for you. Since the procedure involves surgery, the candidate must first and foremost have the right amount and density of bone in the jaw and healthy gums. During your consultation, Dr. Robert Stencel is able to determine if the procedure will be possible. If the patient does not qualify for surgery, Dr. Stencel can recommend a number of effective alternatives to help replace the missing teeth.
For how long do dental implants last?
They are extremely durable! 99.3% of the implants integrate with the bone, so our patients enjoy them for many years.
The Ankylos line of implants, manufactured by the German leading company Dentsply Friadent, are made of pure titanium meeting the highest quality standards. We guarantee lifelong and long-term availability of parts and components of the system. It assures patients of receiving new teeth for life and the possibility of their eventual restoration or expansion.
The universal titanium implants from ICX templant are designed by the German company Medentis GmbH. They achieve their longevity through a precise tapered connection, internal hex, platform-switching and sandblasted implant surface. The microgrooves ensure better level maintenance of the cortical bone and distribution of the forces causing stress and strain.