Dental Implantology is a comparatively new discipline in dentistry. Dental implants have become the most effective long-term solution in cases where one, more or all teeth have been lost. Implants are artificial tooth roots made from titanium that are placed directly into the jawbone, acting as a stable support for replacement teeth in the shape of crowns, bridges or secured dentures. Our professional team at Dentatime is certified to work with the latest dental implant systems available by leading Swiss, German, US and Israeli manufacturers with a 99% success rate.
Full-Mouth Restoration with Dental Implants
Dental implants are safe, non-toxic, biocompatible and provide stability for the complete restoration with crowns and bridges, chewing ability, functionality and aesthetics. In general, implants are the best solution in cases where patients have one, several or even all teeth missing. Dental implants are produced from supreme quality titanium alloys and they function just as natural teeth – they preserve adjacent teeth and regain the teeth natural feeling and appearance.
The ability to taste food and eat normally and an overall renewed self-confidence are guaranteed with implant restoration. Dental implants also help preserve the jawbone and significantly reduce bone resorption. They serve as the best alternative to conventional dental bridgework where adjacent teeth are also drilled.
6 KEY ADVANTAGES DENTAL IMPLANTS HAVE
- Long-term solution for replacing missing teeth.
- Prevent jawbone loss.
- Preserve adjacent teeth.
- Implants do not affect speech in contrast to dentures.
- Eating is easier and more enjoyable.
- Implants improve your self-esteem and bring back your smile.
TYPES OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
At Dentatime we work with two major types of dental implants – immediate basal and classic implants:
Basal (immediate, cortical) implants : BCS and KOS dental implants that are made of a highly fracture-resistant Ti6Al4V titanium alloy, known also as “Class 5”, characterised by excellent chemical and mechanical properties, corrosion resistant and with 25% higher stability compared to pure titanium. Basal implants are also covered with a No-Itis® protection that keeps bacteria away and provides for periimplantitis protection.
Swiss basal implants (express, same-day implants) are one-piece implants, placed into the basal cortical bone under a certain angle. They do not require additional bone augmentation procedures prior to placing. Swiss basal implants allow also for immediate loading, meaning that patients can have their crown or bridge installed within 3 to 5 days.
They are used when there is large bone resorption and for replacing missing teeth with whole jaws. The way the basal (cortical) implants are placed and their revolutionary form allows them to be used for patients who have been refused treatment with conventional two-part implants (classic implants).
Classic Dental Implants
Classic or conventional dental implants: Classic implants represent two-piece implants used to replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of the 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 important thing with conventional implants is that they require a minimum of bone in the spongy area to be available for their insertion.
Patients often face 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 overall healing time takes between 3 to 6 months due to the specifics of the soft bone that requires a longer period for the implant integration.
Implant-Retained Prosthesis on 4 Implants
The Implant-Retained Prosthesis on 4 Implants is another method for treating partial or complete loss of teeth is by placing a removable denture on 4 implants. This represents a type of an all-on-4 (AO4) solution, considered to be more of a budget advantage, but also long-term in its essence as a solution. The basic difference to other implant-retained prosthesis is that the restoration construction is removable, placed on 4 Swiss IHDE self-locking titanium basal implants in the front part of the jawbone. This type of treatment is suitable for certain groups of patients – with diabetes and osteoporosis.
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 Swiss basal dental implant systems by IHDE Dental GMBH and conventional dental implant treatments by German and US implant manufacturers. Learn more about our team and practice here.