An incision is made in the gum the implant will be placed. A small hole is drilled in the bone, the implant is placed into the hole in the bone and the incision is stitched closed. At the end of the healing period prosthetic restorations are constructed such as crowns, bridges or dentures (overdentures)
The dentist individually determines indications and contraindications during the first consultation visit. Yes, there are certain contraindications, however new technologies keep eliminating many of them as time goes by. For example, age is no longer a contraindication.
By following dentist instructions such as daily hygiene, and control visits there is no limit to the implant lifetime. The first implantation performed by professor Branemark is still in place 51 years later. Everything depends on individual clinical situation (quality and quantity of bone and type of prosthodontics restoration), and patient’s health. There is a guarantee for the actual procedure.
Teeth whitening done under a dentist’s supervision is absolutely safe for the teeth and gums; the only inconvenience which might occur after whitening is temporary teeth sensitivity which usually disappears within 24 hours.
Hardly bleachable teeth discolouration, enamel and dentine defects, unaesthetic front teeth restorations, damaged teeth margins, chipping of the incisal edges, diastema or gaps between the teeth, the shape of front teeth the patient cannot accept.
Yes: habitual teeth grinding, some types of malocclusion and bad oral hygiene are the contraindications to porcelain veneers. They are not applied on non-vital teeth, after root canal treatment and on the teeth with big restorations. All-ceramic crowns are optimal solutions in such cases.
The latest tests performed on a group of over 1400 patients wearing porcelain veneers have confirmed their high longevity. In 93% of cases their longevity is 10 years which means that for each 100 of porcelain veneers applied 93 are in their optimal shape after 10 years of wearing, performing their functions well; this result is much better than for dental fillings.
Yes, tobacco smoking significantly increases the risk of complicated wound healing; when healing process is painful and difficult an additional appointment to secure the wound with appropriate medication may be required – such visit is free of charge in our practice.