Missing Teeth Replacement with Classic Dental Implants
Classic (conventional) dental implants represent two-piece implants used to replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of a titanium screw, which is surgically inserted into the soft, spongy jawbone and an upper part known as the abutment that further holds the restoration – a crown or a bridge. The complete treatment takes between 3 to 6 months due to the specifics of the soft bone that requires a longer period for the implant integration.
The important thing with conventional implants is that they require a minimum of bone in the spongy area to be available for their insertion. Very often, patients are facing severe bone resorption (bone loss) and this consequently leads to the necessity of additional surgery procedures for achieving bone augmentation such as bone grafting. Another disadvantage deriving from bone resorption is that the area below the sinus becomes very thin and therefore needs to be avoided when inserting the implants. An additional procedure is applied, known as sinus-lift.
The total treatment and healing time takes from 3 to 6 months split into 5 different steps:
It is very important to know that classic implants (the titanium root) need 3 to 6 months to integrate with the spongy bone (osseointegration), before proceeding with the construction.
Surgical intervention – the implant is inserted. This step also includes teeth extraction in cases when necessary. It is also known as the Osseointegration period during which the implant fuses with the bone. This can take 2-3 months for the lower jawbone and 4-6 months for the upper jawbone.
During this step the cover screws of the implant are removed and replaced with the gingiva former – healing abutment (this step can often be merged with Step 1, whenever there is an extraction preceding the implant placement).
Impressions are taken.
Try-in of the crown/crowns.
The final restoration is placed (cemented or screw-retained depending on whether it is a bridge or a set of crowns).
Characteristics of classic dental implants
Used for full-mouth restoration, replacement of one tooth or segments of missing teeth:
Classic implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth, as long as there is enough bone present in the spongy area of the jawbone.
Temporary constructions are used for full-mouth restoration:
When full-mouth treatment is carried out, the patient is offered temporary constructions in the form of plastic dentures during the period of osseointegration.
Fixed, metal ceramic constructions:
The metal ceramic constructions used to complete the treatment are produced from supreme quality dental ceramics and the crowns possess all functional and aesthetic characteristics of natural teeth.
The price for one classic implant with a crown is around 2 000 BGN.
The treatment plan is proposed to the patient after submission of a personal X-ray (OPG) or 3D digital scan examination (CBCT) and check-up at the Clinic. Treatment appointments are booked according to the Dentatime schedule availability.
Please, visit also our Dental Implants website section where you can find out more on the different treatments offered at our Dentatime clinic for missing teeth replacement – Basal Implants and Implant-Retained Prosthesis on 4 Implants.
Why choose Dentatime?
Dentatime is a leading dental implant clinic based in Sofia, Bulgaria offering immediate load basal implant treatment.
Led by Founder and Head Dentist Dr. Radoslav Simeonov, our implantology practice brings together more than 20 years of team experience in providing first-class dental implant services, using the latest cutting-edge systems for modern, innovative and bespoke dental care
Our professional team at Dentatime is certified to work with the latest basal (single-piece) dental implant systems and conventional dental implants by leading world manufacturers. Learn more about our team and dental practice here.