Dentistry Serbia | Borča | Dental implants

What are implants?

Dental implants are cylindrical screws and posts that are built in the jaw bone and are used as a replacement for the natural root of the tooth. They are made of titanium. Together with the superstructure and prosthetic crown of the tooth they make a unique unit for a functional and aesthetic rehabilitation of one or more missing teeth.

What are implants?

Phases of implant installation

  • Implants are surgically built into a bone. The procedure is quick and painless as it is done in local anesthesia. After the installation of the implant, it merges with the bone – osseointegration, which usually lasts from 6 to 8 weeks.
  • After this period the superstructure is set on the implant ad then the crown or some other prosthetic solution, depending on the therapy plan.
Implant installation 2

Once the standard in the reparation of the missing teeth was the dental bridge. Whether it is one tooth missing or more, and we decide for a dental bridge, we would have to hone the adjacent teeth. However, for the need to modify the completely healthy adjacent teeth with honing (and somewhat potentially damaging them), today we rather choose the dental implant.

  • When all lateral teeth are missing (molars and premolars) on one or both sides.
  • When all teeth are missing – toothless jaws.
Implant installation 3

Dental implants are built into jaws, and special anchorage on them that later hold the dental prosthetics. These anchorages can have the shapes of little balls or bars.
Prosthetics on implants, as the very name suggests, are the dental prosthetics that are attached on dental implants. An excellent characteristic of these kind of prosthetics is that they can be easily removed for cleaning and hygiene, but also they are firmly attached and patients feel completely confident whether they eat or speak.

Prosthetics on dental implants - VIDEO