DENTAL TREATMENT FAQ
1. What kind of dental work do you do?
Tooth extractions, dental implant placement, zirconia crowns, surgical interventions such as: sinus lift, bone filler, periodontal treatment. But care such as teeth whitening, complete scaling or aesthetic dental filling is also possible.
2. What happens if I don't replace one or more missing teeth?
The absence of one or more teeth causes gaps in the dentition. The reason for having to deal with it is much more than aesthetic reasons. Indeed, these shortcomings can lead to several problems in the teething, the occlusion of the jaws changes, and also affects chewing. A chain reaction is triggered by the loss of a tooth. The other teeth move to fill the gap. The teeth gradually move and their position changes.
In hollows, bacteria can accumulate, which, among other things, can cause tooth decay or periodontal disease. A missing tooth can also weaken the stability of the antagonistic teeth so that you can lose those teeth as well. Modified chewing has a negative impact on chewing. This can cause severe pain and movement restrictions in the temporomandibular joints, even reaching the neck, ears and causing headaches. Missing teeth not replaced can also lead to bone loss in the jaw as bone mass retracts into the unsolicited area. It can even change the shape of the face.
3. What kind of solutions are there for missing teeth?
Implants or removable dentures. The placement of the implant is the ideal solution because it allows you to replace the missing tooth without touching other teeth.
4. What materials do you use to make crowns?
The products used are: metal or zirconia for the base, ceramic for the covering in order to give natural look and feel as comfortable while chewing, biting and daily life activities.
5. What is a dental crown? What is it for?
When a tooth is so damaged by tooth decay, wear or fracture that a composite reconstruction is not enough to restore the tooth, then we can reconstruct it with a dental crown. The advantages of a crown is that it covers and protects the tooth completely also, it restores the functionality of the tooth as well as it has the color and shape similar to a natural tooth.
6. What are crowns made of? Who do you recommend?
Crowns can strengthen damaged teeth that cannot be repaired by a composite filling.
Types of crowns:
It is recommended mainly to the posterior teeth (back) where chewing forces are important. The metal base gives flexibility while the ceramic layers on the outside ensure the aesthetics of the crown. These crowns are functional, durable at an affordable price.
Zirconia crowns represent the top quality in the field of dental materials. State-of-the-art CAD / CAM technology is used during manufacturing. Maximum precision and very natural look are the strengths of this product.
Metal-free crown for front teeth-the perfect smile is guaranteed. It is also the choice of all those who have an allergie to metals. A ceramic covering on the outside is necessary to guarantee the natural appearance of the crown.
The advantages of zirconia:
a metal-free material
it is biocompatible and is therefore a perfect solution for patients who suffer from a metal allergy.
high strength and long service life
Zirconia front teeth represent the best aesthetic choice. They guarantee a very natural look.
7. How much time is needed to make crowns?
Their lifespan largely depends on oral hygiene. Good oral hygiene is the guarantee of a long life. It is also particularly important to go to the dentist regularly to check and do professional tooth cleaning.
To avoid damage, it is important to bite gently. While crowns can last for decades.
8. What is an implant?
An implant is an artificial titanium root inserted into the jaw, allowing a crown to be anchored there to replace a missing tooth. The material of implant is biocompatible, no known allergies.
The rejection of an implant is extremely rare, the body integrates it without difficulty. Implants have a long life, or even an unlimited life with proper oral hygiene, because it is the surrounding bone mass that determines its stability.
9. Can you put implants in each jaw?
To be able to answer it, one must determine if there is no contraindication, a thorough examination and a 3D scanner must be carried out before each intervention. Only this tool allows the implantologist to determine the state of the jaw.
If the bone mass is defective or irregular, it must be reconstructed using bone filler or bone graft in order to make implantation possible after the necessary healing period.
10. What is a bone filler? Is it painful?
It is not painful, the intervention is performed under local anesthesia immediately after tooth extraction. The product used fills the tooth socket, thus the vacuum left by the root of the extracted tooth.
It aims to preserve bone mass following extraction. Without this act a certain retraction would be inevitable during healing. After 15 days, the gums heal and the stitches resolve.
11. What is the healing time?
The healing period after bone extraction and filling is usually 6 months.
The healing period following a sinus lift is 9 months.
Implants can be placed only after complete healing.
12. What about aesthetics during healing?
A removable temporary prosthesis is made. It is important that during healing the removable device should not exert pressure on the treated area so as not to compromise the healing.
13. What kind of material do you use for bone filling?
We usually use Bio-Oss and / or collagen for alveolar fillings.
14. Are there drugs, diseases that can prevent the intervention?
Yes, for example if you are taking blood thinners. It is essential to consult your cardiologist/attending physician who is a specialist in this field to establish the special medication to follow before and during your dental care.
Any surgical intervention is prohibited if you are taking a drug against osteoporosis – fragility of bones) - in this case you can not be offered the placement of implants.
15. How many times do I have to come for implant placement?
Twice. If you come six months after tooth extraction, our doctor places the implant at the first visit. Usually during a visit of 2 or 3 days, but it depends on the number of implants to be placed.
The implant usually heals for 4 months. Subsequently, the crown is placed on the implant – this last care usually requires five working days.