Dental implant is the best way to replace a missing tooth or teeth. It`s a small piece of biocompatible material that is anchored into the jaw bone. It`s role is to replace a root of a natural tooth.
Once the dental implant is placed, it needs approximately 3 months to integrate into the jawbone. After that period, metal cylinder called an abutment is attached to the implant and serves as a base for a dental crown, bridge or denture.
The implant placement in Belgrade is performed by experienced implantologist, educated and certified by the most recognized dental implant production houses such as Straumann, Sweden-Martina, etc.
Our patients obtain a 10 years guarantee on placed implants, as well as implant passport containing all necessary information which facilitates the follow-up at their country or by any dentist all over the world.
Procedure of dental implant placement is following:
-Prior to dental treatment procedure, it is necessary to evaluate the jawbone volume in order to determinate if it can support the implant, and if so, which position is the most suitable for the implant placement and which implant dimension should be used. The jawbone is easy to evaluate by examining patient`s panoramic X-ray or even better X-ray in 3D.
-If during the X-ray examination it is estimated that the jawbone volume isn`t sufficient to support a dental implant, a bone grafting procedure needs to be executed first. This will be well pointed out in your free inquiry before your arrival.
-The dental implant placement is performed by using a local anesthetic and takes about half an hour. The implant is buried under the gum tissue and left for 3 to 6 months in order to integrate into the bone. During the waiting period, the patient will get provisional dentures if necessary.
-Once the implant is well integrated in jaw, an abutment is screwed into the implant and the ceramic crown is cemented.
It is very important to note that in some cases, patient`s general health prevents the implant placement.
Contraindications to dental implants
Prior to the implant placement procedure, a detailed medical history needs to be taken, which could potentially reveal contraindications related to general health problems.
Acute mental disorders, active cancer, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hematological diseases, systemic diseases, osteoporosis, alcoholism,
unstable diabetes (brittle or labile diabetes), complete lack of personal hygiene, with no hope for improvement.
-A patient`s age- patients under 16 years old cannot be treated due to underdeveloped bone system;
– jawbone atrophy-prior bone reconstruction procedure is required;
-cardiovascular diseases, rheumatic diseases, liver diseases, endocrine diseases, pregnancy, unstable diabetes, poor mouth hygiene, gum and periodontal diseases-periodontal treatment is required; malocclusion- orthodontic treatment is required; smoking- reducing the amount of smoking or quitting is required.