Most common misconceptions about dental implant placement
My doctor told me that it is impossible to place an implant into my jaw and that I need a prosthesis/dental bridge! During my work experience I have placed many implants. In only few cases it was impossible to place an implant because of the narrow horizontal space between teeth. In all other cases, the implant placement was successful. Sometimes it takes various pre-implant procedures to enable the placement of implants. For the best-quality work in implant dentistry it is necessary to know, learn and use all surgical techniques for bone augmentation, maxillary sinus floor augmentation, bone blocks extraction, using fibrin and other kinds of membranes, while using the best and state-of-the-art technology, methods and procedures, which will all enable a successful implant placement in almost any patient.
If I get a dental implant, I won’t be able to go to MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)! Implants are made of titanium, which, apart from being extremely solid and light, is also non-magnetic. Because of all these performances, all endoprostheses (materials which are implanted into the body), as well as dental implants, are made of titanium. Furthermore, all prosthetic superstructure replacing a lost tooth is also made of non-magnetic metals.
My blood pressure is high and I have diabetes so I can’t get a dental implant! High blood pressure is not a contradiction to implant placement, and neither is controlled diabetes. Only few systemic illnesses can be considered contradictions to dental implants.
Will my body ‘accept’ or ‘reject’ the implant? Dental implants are made of metal, titanium, which is immunologically inert, which means that the reaction from the body is not needed for the implant to ‘take hold’. Osseointegration i.e. the accretion of Implant with the surrounding bone, depends on the processes of new bone creation and the degradation of the existing one, while the immune reaction of the body makes no difference in this case. By using the patient’s blood plasma, rich in growth factors, the process of implant accretion is significantly enhanced, with the success rate as high as 99%.
I’ve read that dental implants don’t last long! Thedurability of a dental implant depends on various factors. Skill, knowledge and experience of the doctor performing the operation, the implant made by a top-quality producer with years of scientific research, the performance of implant placement, manufacture of prosthetic superstructure according to the professional rules, the patient’s oral hygiene and regular check-ups, all together guarantee the long-lasting of dental implant.