If you’ve lost your tooth due to an accident, blunt-force trauma, or dental extraction (because it can’t be saved anymore through root canal therapy or it’s been cracked beyond salvaging), you can still complete your missing smile (and tooth) with dental implant surgery (otherwise known as a dental implant procedure).
Dental implant surgery can offer a welcome alternative to dentures or bridgework that doesn’t fit well and can offer an option when a lack of natural teeth roots don’t allow building denture or bridgework tooth replacements.
What is a dental implant
Dental implant systems consist of a dental implant body and dental implant abutment and may also include an abutment fixation screw. The dental implant body is surgically inserted in the jawbone in place of the tooth’s root. The dental implant abutment is usually attached to the implant body by the abutment fixation screw and extends through gums into the mouth to support the attached artificial teeth.
Indications for the Dental implant surgery
The major benefit of implants is solid support for your new teeth — a process that requires the bone to heal tightly around the implant. Because this bone healing requires time, the process can take many months.
The implant.md clinic carries out Dental implant surgery in Chisinau and Balti for patients:
- with complete absence of teeth;
- in the absence of 2-3 consecutive teeth in a row;
- in the absence of the last teeth in a row;
- with severe atrophy of the jaw bone tissue;
- with a weak expression of the alveolar processes of the jaw;
- allergic to the materials from which the prostheses are made.
The possibility of Dental implant surgery is determined by the orthopedist after examining the patient.
In some cases, the procedure may be delayed, for example:
- during pregnancy;
- at diseases of an oral cavity and a jaw — before their treatment;
- in the presence of an acute infectious disease – until it ends.
There are also absolute contraindications to implantation, for example, diabetes mellitus, blood diseases, immune diseases, and others.