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we present how dental implants look and how they work

What exactly implants are?

Implants are foreign bodies implanted in the body in order to reproduce the function and / or aesthetics of a given part of the body or organ. Implants have been used in medicine and dentistry for many years. A turning point in the field of implantology, not only dental, was the moment when professor Brenemark and his colleagues discovered the biocompatibility of titanium. The moment in which, by chance, during the research carried out by the doctor, it turned out that titanium is a biocompatible material, was noted as a great step forward for all medicine.

What does the titanium biocompatibility mean?

Titanium is a biocompatible material, i.e. a material that is inert to the body. Our body does not treat titanium as 'something foreign' which has to be rejected. Titanium is perfectly tolerated by the human body, so it is an ideal material from which implants are made of. That is why dental implants have been manufactured just from titanium for over fifty years. This does not mean, of course, that today's implants are the same as half a century ago. Companies engaged in the production of implants continuously conduct research to improve their products.
Currently, over 90% of implantologists choose titanium implants. Firstly because of their bio-neutrality, secondly because of their strength. Titanium is a very durable material.

In the offer of some doctors, there is a possibility to propose the use of zirconium implants. Their advantage over titanium is argued that they are white (not gray as titanium) and therefore, according to their followers, a better solution (because there is no fear that the gum will 'shine through' after its 'withdrawal'). Zirconium, however, is a material less durable than titanium, so many do still think that the second one is the best and irreplaceable material for the production of implants so far, and its advantage over zirconium is great, primarily because of its durability (if the inserted implant is to serve us "lifelong", it definitely must be very durable!).

How do dental implants look and how do you fix them?

Implants have the function of a dental root, but they do not really look like it. They usually have a cylinder shape (look like perforated hollow cylinders) or a conical shape with a thread on the surface (they look like screws). Fixing the implants involves screwing them in place of the missing root. Most of the implant is completely hidden in the bone, only its upper part is visible in the gum. This exact part is attached to the cantilever, which is a pillar of the future prosthetic supply.
After the implant is implanted, the osseointegration process occurs, i.e. the adhesion of the living bone tissue with the titanium surface of the implant (the implant fuses with the bone exactly as the two parts of the broken bone are growing together). 'According to the book' the whole process lasts for 3 months (in the mandible) up to 6 months (in the maxilla). However, nowadays we can observe a tendency to shorten the waiting time, because in some cases the period of 3 or 6 months is definitely too long (why postpone so long if some patients can finish the treatment much earlier).
Implants can be divided into single and two phased. This division is related to the number of stages that are part of the entire implantation process. In the case of single-phase implants, the implant is fixed inside patient’s mouth during one operation only, and all implant components constitute its integral whole. Two-phase implants, as the name suggests, are fixed during two stages, and the implant itself consists of two, not one, as in the previous case, elements.

Why is it worth to opt for implants?
If there is a need to fill missing teeth, the best solution is to use dental implants. Why?

  • Firstly, because by implantation we prevent irreversible loss of bone tissue,
  • secondly, thanks to implants, it is possible to effectively regain the function of chewing of the patient and ensure freedom of speaking and smiling.
  • Implants can provide a stable basis for prosthetic supplies and when we decide on them we need to grind neighboring teeth in order to put on a prosthetic bridge (ie, avoiding damaging healthy teeth!).
  • Teeth rebuilt on implants are confusingly similar to the natural ones both in terms of their appearance and their function. Some of the negatives mentioned by some include, the high price of implants and sometimes a relatively long treatment time. However, when it comes to health, it is worth investing time and money in them.

    Remember that once implanted implants should serve us for the rest of your life (such guarantees give most implant manufacturers). It is also worth remembering that everyone who has implants should pay special attention to oral hygiene.

  • We invite you to take advantage of the offer of our offices / clinics. We work with great implantologists, prosthetists and dentists. We offer competitive prices. We are very flexible when it comes to deadlines (we also work on weekends if there is such a need). We guarantee quick and good work!


    Why in Poland?

    Why to choose us for your plastic surgery and dental treatment

    1. The costs of the treatment significantly lower than in the UK, without reducing its quality (experienced, professional doctors and hospitals/clinics equipped with the newest technology devices and machines).

    2. Reduced waiting time for the procedures with all inclusive packages available.

    3. Very convenient travel with direct flights from all over the Europe (and World!) - only less than 2 hours flight from the UK.

    4. Perfect place for post-operative recovery with many touristic and quiet places. Everyone will find something suitable for themselves.

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