Many patients who are interested in a dental implant are researching the fundamental facts about the treatment on the Internet. That is why this article has collected the answers to the most frequently asked questions. This does not replace a consultation with a specialist, but it will provide a fantastic first impression of the many great possibilities offered by modern implantology. If a patient has further questions, they should contact their local dentist.
Can Dental implants be placed when there isn’t a sufficient amount of jawbone? No. In order to successfully place an implant in the long term, sufficient bone quality is a prerequisite. In many cases, however, thanks to 3D diagnostics and computer-assisted implant planning, the existing bone can be optimally utilized, so that implantation is possible even with a small amount of bone. If the bone is insufficient, the dentist may decide to perform a bone graft prior to implantation. In addition, there are different dental methods to choose from, gently and without pain. These methods are almost invariably invariant. Elaborate and sometimes painful bone removal is something of the past. A specialist in implantology can immediately assess their patient’s bone situation by 3D-X-ray.
How compatible is a dental implant? Could people be allergic to it? Dental implants are made of titanium, just like artificial hip prostheses or heart valves. In addition, there are implants made of zirconium oxide (ceramics), which are used as an alternative for patients with titanium allergies, but this occurs extremely rarely – only one of 10,000 people has a titanium allergy. Before implantation, a special allergy test can be performed in order to rule out an allergy to the metal. Both materials have excellent biocompatibility: while the implant heals into the jaw bone, the bone firmly attaches itself to the implant.
Are you taking blood-thinning medication? Do you think this could be a problem when opting for implants? No. In the case of implantation, everything depends on the nature of the procedure and as to whether the drugs taken can be continued or discontinued. Plavix, on the other hand, usually does not have to be discontinued. The dentist will provide patients with detailed information.