Modern dentistry would be inconceivable without implantology. Application of implants has significantly improved restoration of totally and partly toothless patients.
Following a tooth loss, the surrounding jawbone gradually resorbs due to functional insufficiency. This process continues throughout life. However, it can be stopped by installing an implant into a bone, and the jaw can retrieve its normal function and appearance. Implants are the best solution regardless of the cause of the tooth loss (dental caries, periodontal disease, trauma…).
The most significant advantages are preservation of adjacent teeth, i.e. sanding of bridge carrier is avoided – that function is assumed by implants. It is also possible to relieve entirely toothless patients of total dentures. In cases of missing teeth at the end of rows, implants can allow patients to have bridges installed instead of having to use partial dentures. There are a number of situations that can be solved in a simpler and a more efficient way by installing implants. Apart from ceramic crowns or bridges, implants can also support removable dentures. This way, a denture is firmly supported by a jaw when chewing or speaking, which gives patients significant comfort and security.
An implant is made of two parts. An implant body is shaped like a dental root, so-called “root-like”, with caps which are used to screw it into the bone. The whole implant body is installed into the bone. It “Osseo integrates”, i.e. it integrates easily with the bone tissue. Dental restoration carrier or abutment is anchored on the implant body, and is therefore outside the bone and is shaped like a sanded tooth. Final prosthetics, most frequently a ceramic crown, is cemented or screwed into the restoration carrier on the implant.
Implanting procedures have become standard and common in everyday practice. Our surgery is proud of its enviable, perhaps even unique 20 years of experience in this area. Our work in this area has been based on many years of experience of Prof Milan Jurisic and application of the best implanting systems in the world.