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Dental Implants

Creating natural smile on dental implants


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Perhaps you hide your smile because of spaces from missing teeth? Maybe you wear dentures and because of that feel uncomfortable while speaking and eating? Perhaps you experience discomfort because of tension of masticatory muscles which started when you began wearing dentures? Or perhaps you miss confidence you once took for granted and many other things you experienced when had your own natural teeth?

If you lost one, several or all of your teeth and again would like to smile bravely, to speak confidently and chew comfortably, that might be returned to you by restoring teeth on implants. Teeth restored on implants look and function like natural teeth.

What is a dental implant?
In what cases dental implants are used?
Advantages of dental implants over dentures or a bridge
The procedure
After placing an implant
Who is a candidate for a dental implant?
Care of teeth restored on dental implants
Client’s response
How much teeth restoration on implants cost?

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a small metal screw that is placed into the jaw bone and is designed to replace the root of missing tooth. During 4-6 months after the placement an implant grows into the jaw bone and is used as an anchor for dental crown construction. Implants can replace one or several missing teeth. Also dentures or bridge can be attached to dental implants.

A dental implant is made of biologically compatible materials (usually from titanium) and thus there is no likelihood of causing an antigen-antibody response which could cause rejection similar to that which sometimes occurs with transplants of other organs.

In what cases dental implants are used?

In what cases dental implants are used?

Restoration of central incisor on an implant with a porcelain crown

In case you are missing a single tooth, the tooth may be restored by constructing a prosthesis tooth on an implant. By restoring single missing tooth that way, neighboring teeth are saved – they don’t need deep cut preparation for a bridge to be attached to them. A prosthetic crown is attached directly to an implant head and don’t rely on neighboring teeth for support. Single tooth restoration on an implant is the most tooth-saving prosthesis method.

Replacing several teeth

Dental implants for molars.             Metal ceramic bridge attached
                                                              on implants

Dental implants can be used also in such cases then two or more neighboring teeth are missing. Implants provide necessary support for a dental bridge and thus there is not need to wear removable partial prosthesis. When a bridge is fixed on an implant, an implant absorbs part of masticatory pressure and this way neighboring teeth are saved, meanwhile when wearing removable prosthetic bridge, all force of masticatory pressure is allocated on neighboring teeth, gums and jaw bone. Because of that natural teeth are wearing out faster. Besides, a prosthetic bridge that is attached on an implant is more aesthetic than removal prosthesis because the later is more bulky; less stable and usually metal clasps are seen when smiling.

Replacing all of your teeth

Upper jaw denture attached on implants

For most people it isn’t convenient to wear removable dentures. Because dentures are affixed to gums, while wearing them, underlying bone eventually changes and as a result dentures lose their fit and need to be relined anew. When one continues to wear improperly fitted dentures, that may result in excessive bone loss. Eventually, jaw bone may change so much that well fitting complete denture can not longer be aligned. If denture is anchored on implants, it is more comfortable to wear, dental implants prevent from jaw bone loss.

Dental implants have many advantages over dentures or bridges, because:

  • Implants are aesthetic, natural and function like your own teeth.
  • A deep cut crown or bridge preparation of neighboring teeth isn’t necessary.
  • An implant grows into the jaw bone and protects against bone loss and gum retraction that can happen while wearing bridges or removable dentures.
  • Teeth restored on implants don’t move and can’t fall out.
  • Natural biting and chewing capacity is restored.

The procedure

The teeth restoration on dental implants has two stages:

The first one – surgical. During surgical procedure in an aseptic environment gum tissue is cut, uplifted and fixed with threads. Then with special instruments after preparing a bed, an implant is screwed into jaw bone, protective head is placed on it and a cut is closed with surgical threads. After about 10 days, threads are taken out and an implant is left for 3-6 months to grow into jaw bone. After 3-6 months under a local anesthesia, a small cut is made, an implant head is taken out and it is replaced by healing abutment that is left for 14-18 days.

The second stage – orthopedic reconstructive. It starts 2-3 weeks after healing abutment is attached to an implant. During it especially according to a clinical situation prosthetic metal or porcelain crown is made that is attached to an implant with.


After placing an implant:

  • It is necessary to arrive to take out threads (no later than 10-14 days after an implant placement).
  • During 1 month after an implant placing to take a dental radiograph (at VivaDens or somewhere else) an to present it for evaluation to a dentist who placed an implant.
  • No later than 4-5 months after an implant placement to come to a dentist to attach a prosthetic crown on an implant.

Who is a candidate for a dental implant?

Most everyone who lost one or more teeth can have dental implants placed. Whether an implant can be placed depends not so much on a client’s age, oral cavity or gum condition, but on whether there is sufficient amount of bone. Whether personally you can have a dental implant placed, a dentist will determine during a consultation during which a careful radiological examination will be made, general medical information is gathered. When arriving for a consultation, please have panoramic radiograph.

Care of teeth restored on dental implants

During the first year after dental crown is attached to an implant it is necessary to come to your dentist for a visiting-round every three months, and during the second year and later on – not later than 2 times a year.

Client’s response

“I am immensely thankful to dentist Ms. Ingrida Ivance for the remarkable work of her center, very pleasant and cozy atmosphere, and my wonderful teeth! At VivaDens I had three implants placed. After the surgical procedure I came out with joy! There is no feeling of being exhausted and barely alive when you go to VivaDens . I chose implants because I wanted true teeth, not a falling, and wobbling prosthesis. I wanted my teeth to look natural and fit my needs to speak, eat and laugh…”/R.C./

How much teeth restoration on implants cost at VivaDens?

The price of teeth restoration on an implants is determined individually, during consultation and depends on a clinical situation in your mouth – how many teeth need to be replaced, what is the best way to do that, how many implants need to be placed and similar. Basic Price List..

Illustrations are taken from Atlas of Cosmetic Dentistry, A Patient's Guide, Mark J.Landau, DDS.

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