The advantages of implants are obvious. They give you back the feeling of a secure and comfortable bite, creating the opportunity for easy eating and a confident smile. A number of satisfied patients have reported the excellent functional and aesthetic value of implant-supported dentures, especially in the case of completely edentulous jaws. In such cases, even with perfectly fabricated complete dentures, chewing strength and stability cannot be achieved as well as with implants to hold the dentures in place.
After taking a panoramic X-ray of both the upper and lower jaw and examining the clinical anatomy of the mouth, the doctor will prepare the treatment plan that best suits your needs. After anaesthesia, the bone surface in the area of the jawbone in question is exposed. This is where the bone bed that will receive the implant is formed. The screw implant itself is then inserted, over which the gum is sutured. The whole procedure takes 30-90 minutes - the surgery itself takes about 15 minutes per implant. Any discomfort after treatment is no more than the pain you might experience after a tooth extraction. It is also uncomfortable because the sutures are removed 10 days after the implantation and no removable dentures can be worn during this period.
During the healing process, the bone will pull on the surface of the implant to ensure its stability. All this is done in isolation from the outside world - to protect the gums. After the healing period (3-4 months), the implant is released and the necessary superstructure (crown, bridge or prosthesis) is made, which consists of the same medical and dental stages as for traditional tooth replacements.