Loss of implant

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Loss of implant - what are the reasons?

As everywhere, there are positive and negative aspects in medicine as well, so-called, pros and cons. On this page we will try to explain to you in a simple way the topic of implant loss or the more common form of "implant rejection".

Is it true that the implant can be "rejected" by our body? Or maybe these "rejections have their specific causes? What causes that sometimes (a few percent of cases) lose the implant shortly after the implantation?

What in medicine means the word ‘rejection’?

The word ‘rejection’ from the medical point of view means the reactions of our own body (our organism in this case), or more precisely, the immune system, which "attacks" something recognized as the foreign matter and is not accepted by our body.The body "sees" the foreign body and seeks to ‘destroy’ it. It happens so often in organ transplants, where an ‘agreement’ of the donor with the recipient is very important. However, the implantation of dental implants is a completely different matter. Dental implants are made of titanium, which is a 100% biocompatible material, and therefore NEUTRAL for our organism, which simply "cannot be seen", does not recognize it as a foreign body. So why sometimes the patient loses the implant, soon after the procedure? It has nothing to do with an implant ‘rejection’ by the body.

Possible reasons for the implant LOSS may be several, below a few reasons will be listed:

1. insufficient osseointegration: ("the implant cannot grow well with the bone"): It happens when the implant was implanted in a place where the bone volume was insufficient or in patients with special conditions affecting the osseointegration process.

2 The presence of inflammatory foci in the vicinity of the implanted implant: untreated inflammatory (often bacterial) in the mouth, not taking prescribed antibiotics by the doctor according to the recommendations.

3. Failure to follow the instructions of the surgelo after the implant procedure (eg, smoking, not taking medication according to prescription, risky behavior of the patient)

4. insufficient care for oral hygiene: this is a very important aspect, which must be strictly and strictly observed, because inadequate hygiene leads to the appearance of inflammation, and from here it is very close to the loss of the implant.

5. medical errors (eg lack of proper disinfection of the implant bed in the case of immediate implantation after removal of the tooth, too loose closure of the wound after the implantation).

So what can we as patients do to minimize the risk of implant loss?

First of all, follow the doctor's instructions, take prescribed medications as prescribed, take good care of oral hygiene (both immediately after surgery, as always later!), Do not smoke. You should notify your doctor as soon as possible about any symptoms you are worried about, quickly detected inflammation can be cured and thus the implant can be saved! So in conclusion: the titanium implant can not be "rejected" by our body, it can be lost and there is always a specific cause...

Loss of all teeth - causes and effects

I think each of us would like to have beautiful and healthy teeth. A nice smile is a man’s business card.. Healthy teeth have not only aesthetic values, but also thanks to them we can eat what we want. Strong teeth let us bite everything (which is obviously suitable for eating;)). If for any reason we start losing our teeth, it changes a lot in our lives. We lose confidence, we smile less, avoid people, start to close in ourselves and isolate ourselves from the environment. All this is caused simply by shame, because one of the first things that our interlocutor draws attention to are teeth.
Loss of teeth also has a big impact on our physical condition. Our diet is changing, we avoid hard dishes (eg, raw vegetables and fruits), it is very hard for us to bite them, which causes, among others, vitamin deficiency and anemia. We swallow bigger pieces of food (because we just have no teeth to chew on them) and our stomach and intestines are overloaded which leads to abdominal pains, ulcers and constipation.
Loss of teeth can also cause frequent headaches and migraines, and this is because the temporomandibular joints stop working as before, and in the face and jaw the tension of muscles changes.
Another, but not less important, result of the loss of teeth may be bone loss within the jaw and / or mandible.

There are several reasons for the loss of teeth.

The most common of them is teeth negligence, resulting in tooth decay, and this untreated can lead to tooth loss. Often also untreated gum disease can lead to tooth loss. It also happens that even if we care for the teeth, unfortunately, they begin to decay what is genetically conditioned. The last, the least expected cause, it will simply be accidents .... No matter why we lost our teeth, each of us dreams of having them back. We want to do everything to return to the old way of life, appearance, to meetings with friends. We do not want to be ashamed every day when leaving home. And finally, we dream to eat normally what we want to eat again!

What can we do?

If we have lost teeth, all or almost all it is important to quickly take care of the missing teeth, so that loss of teeth will not lead to bone loss. Degradation of the bone tissue is caused by the proper physical and physiological stimulation that previously provided the roots of our teeth. If we wait too long with the supply of oral cavity, the bone will simply start disappearing soon after…

What are our options?

The cheapest solution is a mobile prosthesis. However, this is not a satisfactory solution ... pulling teeth every evening and putting them in the glass is something that no one likes.... In addition, the fear of falling out of the prosthesis, like in stupid jokes, the ability to eat your favorite dishes causes that many people are looking for a better exit from this situation. Another solution is the so-called ‘overdenture prosthesis’, or ‘overlay’ prosthesis. It is fixed on 2 implants or roots, which could not be used as pillars for another type of prosthetic supply. The prosthesis is attached to implants or dental roots by means of special catches. Unfortunately, this solution also requires daily removal and cleaning of the prosthesis, so for people who are primarily young and active, it will be an unsatisfactory solution.
Subsequent exits are permanent solutions, but they can only be used by patients who do not have bone loss at the moment. We are talking about a porcelain bridges on a metal or zirconium substructure.
Generally speaking, this technique consists in fixing at least 6 implants (in 1 dental arch), then wait for 3-5 months to heal the bone and only after this time the 12 point bridge can be fixed, which is permanently cemented on these implants. Fixed permanently means that it can not be removed, does not move, does not slip during use, but also in case something breaks down, a huge problem arises, how to repair it if it can not be taken out ...

If the porcelain bridge is made on a metal foundation, with the right lighting, the metal used to create the tooth's skeleton can "pierce" under the porcelain casing, and after a few years if the gum recession appears, the metal and porcelain prosthetic work tends to show its metal foundation (i.e. you can see the so-called black lines around the gums).
The porcelain bridge on the zirconium foundation is better, from the point of view of aesthetics (since zirconium is the color of ivory, so the problems described above exist). However, this solution is also recommended for people with bone tissue disorders and has several disadvantages. First of all, such a bridge is much more expensive. Second, the zirconium foundation is not as strong and durable as the metal one. The use of zirconium on teeth 1-3 works very well, while teeth 4-6 have to bear much more load, so zircon may prove to be insufficiently durable ... so if the zirconium framework breaks, it breaks down, and the denture is cemented permanently, what then?...
An additional downside of both solutions is the porcelain bridge itself, which if not made really well will create the impression of artificial teeth.

As mentioned above, the methods described above will only apply to patients who do not suffer from bone atrophy, because implanting such an amount of implants is possible only in people without bone atrophy. And what if you have already had a partial or significant bone loss in the bone or jaw?

We have a great solution!

An innovative method that allows toothless patients in 72 hours, even with a considerable bone loss, enjoy new teeth permanently. This technique has developed in Portugal - All on 4 © method, so ‘Everything on Four.’ In this method, thanks to the implantation of only four implants, there is a possibility within 72 hours after implantation of the fixation of permanent dentures with full dentition, even in patients with significant bone tissue loss.
It is a permanent bridge, so it is not possible to pull it out yourself, it will not slip or fall out, but if there is a need to pull it, there is no problem! One visit to the dentist and the bridge will be unscrewed!
For better stabilization of the bridge, in some cases you can use the treatment All on 4 © plus 1 (All on 5), adding one more implant will be able to enjoy solid and permanent dentition, all within 72 hours!

Are you interested? Call us and you will receive all necessary information


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