With the passing of time, the condition of our teeth can deteriorate even if we take care of them in an appropriate way.
Although it extends the durability of our teeth by years, conserving dentistry (treatments aimed at conserving the teeth) doesn’t have an everlasting effect if the structure of the tooth is already damaged.
With the development of prostheses, lost teeth were replaced by grinding the adjacent, intact tooth and putting a bridge on it.
In case of serious tooth loss, the well-known, removable dental plates were available with all their inconveniences.
In this article you will get answers to the following questions:
- What does the success of implantation depend on?
- Is it possible that the organism does not tolerate the implant?
- How durable is the successfully implanted tooth?
Thanks to modern technology, today it is possible to produce tooth implants which are excellent from an aesthetic point of view, seem identical to real teeth and do not damage the intact teeth.
This gives specialists almost unlimited possibilities to create aesthetic tooth implants.
What does the success of implantation depend on?
With appropriate lifestyle and throughout care of the teeth, the implant can stay in place for decades.
The precondition for this is careful assessment and compliance with certain conditions â€“ and you are the one who can do the most to achieve this.
Some factors can reduce the chances of successful dental implantation (ossification).
Smoking, regular consumption of alcoholic drinks, the lack of oral hygiene and gingivitis (which is partly caused by the aforementioned factors) not only makes implementing tooth implants more difficult or impossible, but it can further ruin the condition of our teeth and destroy our appearance.
If we think about getting tooth implants, we should be prepared for it and eliminate the aforementioned problems.
Another obstacle can be the lack of bone substance. In this case, bone grafting is also required before the implantation. This will be accurately assessed by our chosen dentist and he will tell us the possible solutions.
Before the intervention you will definitely undergo an X-ray or a CT examination which will indicate the potential lack of bone substance.
Is it possible that the organism does not tolerate the implant?
If the preparation is appropriate from both the patient’s and the dentist’s side, this happens very rarely.
That is why it is very important to get rid of the aforementioned addictions and to treat the gingivitis (if we suffer from it) before the intervention.
After the first examinations, your dentist will warn you about these and they will give you the necessary advice so that you can avoid the inconveniences.
The dental intervention is a collaboration that requires a certain effort also from the patient’s side, that’s why you will have to discuss everything thoroughly with your dentist in connection with the intervention.
The metal part which is to be implemented is made of titanium, which very rarely triggers an undesirable reaction in the organism, so success is guaranteed by the high quality material and the professional specialist.
How durable is the successfully implanted tooth?
The first tooth implantation which served as the basis for the current technology was performed in Sweden in the 1960s and it remained in the patient’s mouth until their death nearly 40 years later.
Today’s technology offers almost limitless opportunities in the field of tooth implantation. The companies producing quality products have all reported a long term success rate of 90-95%. The implant itself can last for decades, but the crown (which is the visible part of the tooth structure) will wear away after a time, depending on its material (usually after 10-15 years). However, these crowns are easily replaceable.
The material itself guarantees the durability of the implant. There is usually a warranty of 10 years for them, depending on the manufacturer.
After a successful intervention, with appropriate oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups you can keep your confident smile for decades.
Our dentists guarantee success – also in your case – after many years of experience and implementing several thousands of tooth implants.