What long-term negative health consequences occur if you do not have missing teeth replaced for a long time?

From feedbacks of our patients we know that many people believe that replacing missing tooth is only a matter of aesthetics. From a purely professional point of view this is untrue. In fact, we consider anatomical aspects first and foremost when making suggestion for implant treatment. Aesthetics are equally important thus we put great emphasize on them, too. The difference is that while aesthetics are well-known and noticeable, anatomical concerns are hardly prominent and their consequences often remain hidden.

What is put on to the implant and how is it made to look so natural?

What makes implantation special among other things is that the screws are hidden by the gum after the surgery yet this stable artificial root provides support later for the aesthetic, natural-looking crown. This is the most prominent part of all.

Why does it always surprise patients that implantation is actually painless?

’Implantation surgery’ and ’implantology’ do sound very serious indeed. In fact they are serious procedures representing the top of dentistry. This makes people think that such a procedure ought to be inconvenient and even painful. But this really isn’t necessary.

The implantation procedure at Saint Lucas SPA dental clinic

Dental implantation is indeed a well-thought-out procedure requiring great skill and experience, and it involves 8 steps. This is how it looks at Saint Lucas SPA dental clinic...

What is an implant and what is it good for?

Dental implants are artificial roots made of high clarity titanium. It is designed to replace you lost teeth with stability and for a long period of time. Implantation requires serious knowledge and experience. Important part of the preparation is the thorough examination of a 3D CT scan that enables the surgeon to measure bone density and general structure. The dentist’s decision as for what size, diameter and system is going to be used and approximately where will be based this initial examination.

Bone reconstruction for implantation

Today dental implantation is the best available way to replace missing teeth. In certain anatomical circumstances implantation is not a real option. Insufficient volume of native bone may well be an example of ineligibility.