What is an implant?
We would like you to consider an implant an artificial root, basically it is a man crafted artificial root.
It is made out of titanium and it is placed into sockets made by special surgical drills into the patient’s upper or lower jaw’s bone. Please visit our relevant in site videos.
The bone recognizes the implant as a part of itself and “hugs” the implant during healing. This is called osseointegration. Finally after a period of time (the period n depends on the quality and the anatomical position) the newly made bone supports the implants and then the implants are ready to support the decided dental prosthesis. The prosthesis can be screw-retained or cemented always on special abutments that are screwed on the implant heads.
By using implants we can make prosthetic treatments depending on the need of our patients without preparing or interfering with other natural teeth.
On the same time the bone around the implants can be retained through the years due to the functional load transferred through the prosthesis to the underling bone.
Edentulous patients can avoid wearing dentures.
In our clinic we offer in certain cases the protocol of TEETH IN ONE DAY which can be performed under certain circumstances . We extract all the bad prognosis teeth and in the same day we place the implants in strategic bone spots. Then immediately, due to our coordinated laboratory in house team, we integrate a stable temporary over the newly implant roots. Our patient that undergo this protocol are avoiding a denture state at any stage of the therapy.
This treatment can be performed to single teeth replacement as well but there are several criteria in order to proceed in a one stage technique or in a multiple stage approach. It is treatment protocol that requires a lot of experience, knowledge and clinic organization. In our clinic we gather all the experience and the coordination these cases need for your comfort and overall success. Please refer to the relevant video you can find in our site and to our foto galleries demonstrating several cases performed from Dr. Michailidou and her team.