Patients decide to visit an implantology clinic recommended in their area, usually just to find out how to improve their smile. They wonder which treatment method they are eligible for and whether they will be able to use the best of them, i.e. to place implants.
Definitely the best aesthetic effect is obtained when placing implants. All other solutions, such as leveling the occlusion with an orthodontic appliance or placing crowns will not give us such a perfect appearance of a dental suit. Implants outweigh other solutions in that they guarantee us not only an even smile, but also extremely aesthetic - the teeth are white, they have a flawless "coating" without discoloration and other problems. It is not surprising, therefore, why implantology is so popular.
Can i have implants - contraindications for the procedure
At the beginning it is worth emphasizing that the qualification for the surgery is assumed implants zawsze przeprowadza implantolog. To on indywidualnie ocenia czy u danej osoby założenie implantów będzie zalecane. Najlepszy implantolog już na pierwszej wizycie będzie mógł ocenić i oszacować efekt leczenia w konkretnym przypadku.
However, it should also be remembered that there are some general contraindications for dental implants. If you are planning to place implants and any of the following applies to you, do not be discouraged right away. After all, visit the implantology clinic and talk to the implantologist about your case.
Contraindications to dental implants:
- Disorders regarding the resistance and work of the white blood cell system
- Active neoplastic disease
- Endocrine disorders that are not stabilized
- Previous chemotherapy or radiotherapy in the last 5 years
- People under 16 years old
- Kobiety w ciąży
- Coagulation disorders and rheumatoid diseases
Before implantation dental implants it is also very important for the patient to have all teeth and gums cured in good condition. In addition, during the first visit (so-called pre-surgery consultation), the doctor determines possible local restrictions on the procedure and sets out a plan of management.
You can also distinguish relative, local contraindications, which do not mean that you need to completely abandon the procedure. These factors can be improved to make implant implantation possible and completely safe. This is, for example, poor oral hygiene, local inflammatory processes or the occurrence of fibrous dysplasia. A relative contraindication is also abnormal jaw anatomy, but an experienced implantologist working in good condition implantology clinic and having the right equipment, is able to determine what surgical intervention will be needed in a given case to make implant placement possible.
Who are the implants for?
And when is the decision to implant implants most often made? What can be considered the most important indications?
These are primarily situations such as: lack of one, several teeth or complete toothlessness, interdental missing teeth or missing permanent tooth compounds. This is the main medical indication, but patients very often decide to implant implants primarily for aesthetic reasons.
How to prepare for the first visit?
The first consultation before implant surgery does not require any special preparation from the patient. At the first meeting, the implantologist collects a detailed medical history from the patient and checks his current dentition. As a result, the doctor can determine whether the systemic diseases the patient suffers from are already stabilized enough that treatment can be started. Contrary to popular belief, not always diabetes, hormonal disorders or hypertension will be an absolute contraindication. Therefore, not all contraindications will prevent implant placement. Some of them only limit such treatment or postpone it.
Why should you fill in missing teeth?
Naturally, a person has 32 teeth and this amount is considered to guarantee the correct functioning of the masticatory system. However, as we know, there is not always a place in the jaw of a person for such a number of teeth, which is mainly caused by malocclusion. Sometimes we also lose teeth due to injuries or illnesses. Recently, it has also been recognized that 28 teeth may already be called full dentition.
After all, one must remember that when certain individual teeth are lost, their functions must be taken over by other ones, which in a short time leads to local overloads, and as a consequence also to diseases of the temporomandibular joint and changes in the neuromuscular system of the neck and neck. There may also be changes in the layout of the lips and in the appearance of the cheeks. That is why it is so important to fill in the missing teeth by implantation.