1. The advantages of implant treatment?
The implant is the closest natural replacement for missing teeth, as it is made of a biocompatible material that is absorbed by the body, and its shape and texture help it look like a natural tooth. Its placement preserves the bone in the jaws and the shape of the face. Implant treatment provides you with more stability when eating than removable dentures and helps preserve your own teeth because they take away excess weight. In addition, it is not necessary to grind or interfere with healthy teeth, not only the missing tooth is restored, but also the tissue itself.
2. Is the surgery painful?
It is not painful. Avoidance of any discomfort during implant placement is achieved by an effective local anesthetic. The slight discomfort you may experience after surgery is easily controlled with painkillers. The clinic also offers the possibility of intravenous sedation, with the help of which patients do not feel or remember anything from the surgery.
3. How long is the recovery period?
The whole recovery process lasts from about 3 to 9 months, in accordance with the prepared in advance treatment plan.
4. After missing a tooth in a place for several years, can an implant be placed in the same place?
Yes, it is quite possible to place an implant even after a long absence of a tooth. What needs to be assessed correctly is the volume of bone atrophy. When there is an area of the jaw where a tooth or implant is missing, it gradually thins, losing 0.5 mm of bone volume per year. In the individual treatment plan, it must be pointed out whether an increase in bone volume is necessary to obtain a good aesthetic result.
5. What care should I take for my implant?
Cleaning at home with a toothbrush and floss, daily hygiene with mouthwash and regular check-ups for long-term success of implant treatment.
1. Is it necessary to visit the dentist if I have no complaints about the teeth?
A preventive visit to the dentist should not be associated with a specific complaint. Just because you don’t complain of pain doesn’t necessarily mean you don’t have a problem. A visit to the dentist will help detect problems with teeth, gums or periodontitis at a very early stage. This is most often the period in which you have no objective and subjective complaints.
2. What toothbrush is most suitable and how to use it best?
This is the most frequently asked hygiene question. There is a huge variety of brands and many oral hygiene products on the market, which makes it difficult to choose. Our dental examination includes guidelines for the most suitable for you means and products for hygiene, according to the condition. They are not universal for everyone and few patients know that with the wrong choice and use you can even hurt yourself. Examples of these are the common abrasion and sensitivity of the teeth, improper cleaning and retained plaque. It is recommended that the toothbrush be replaced when the bristles are deformed. With proper use, the period is about 3 months.
3. What causes bleeding gums and bad breath?
The most common reason for this is the presence of plaque and tartar. A professional cleaning with an ultrasonic scaler and additional hygiene instructions can solve these problems. It is important to monitor your condition because these symptoms can be the initial stage of gingivitis, a mild stage of gum disease. If you notice the signs of gingivitis in time, you have the opportunity to act quickly and prevent the development of gum disease before it gets worse. To be as safe as possible, go for a check-up at the dentist.
4. How long does the treatment of periodontitis take?
Periodontitis is one of the most unpleasant and unfortunately the most common dental diseases in recent years. It is characterized by increased sensitivity, swelling and bleeding gums, and in a more advanced phase can lead to the loss of a significant portion of the teeth. The treatment of periodontitis or periodontitis is a long process that takes between 4 and 6 months and it includes special therapies to remove harmful microorganisms and regenerate the tissues in the oral cavity. It is an acute infectious disease that should not be underestimated because it can recur. For this reason, after such a treatment you should continue to have proper oral hygiene and follow the schedule of your preventive visits to the dentist to prevent recurrence of the disease.
5. Can sensitive teeth be a sign of a more serious dental problem?
There are a number of causes for toothache besides sensitivity. Sensitive teeth can also be an indication of more serious problems that require the attention of a dentist. In case you feel any pain or discomfort, especially for a long time, the best solution is to visit your dentist, who will give you professional advice on: cavities, broken teeth, worn fillings, gum disease or withdrawal.
1. At what age is it recommendatory for my child to visit an orthodontist for the first time?
It is recommended that the first orthodontic examination of your child be performed after the eruption of the first permanent teeth (6-7 years of age). In some children, the symptoms are visible in the deciduous dentition. Such are the problems associated with the discrepancies between the two jaws. In these cases, timely orthodontic care should be sought.
2. Why is the correct arrangement of the teeth important?
Improperly positioned teeth and jaws have a proven direct link with an increased risk of plaque buildup and caries, gum and temporomandibular joint disease, and more. Orthodontic treatment is not only aesthetic but also a functional one for your health, although a beautiful smile is the most noticeable result.
3. What are my options if I do not want my braces to be visible?
Nowadays, alternatives have been developed for the most anxious patients who do not want their braces to be visible. There are offered treatment with mini braces (braces with a smaller size), aesthetic braces (transparent), as well as the only completely invisible option – lingual braces, which are glued to the inside of the teeth.
4. How long will I have to wear braces?
The duration of treatment cannot be determined precisely because it is as individual as orthodontic treatment. It all depends on the specific case and the patient’s cooperation, but most often the period is between a year, a year and a half.
5. Am I not too old for orthodontic treatment?
Absolutely not! This is, perhaps, one of the biggest myths associated with orthodontics. There is no age limit for orthodontic treatment, on the contrary, global studies show that 1 in 5 patients is over 30 years of age.