Dental treatment in Budapest – Dental implants
Most of our valued dental tourism patients go for dental implants at the Budapest dental clinic. Our oral surgeons and dentists can carry out all dental implant treatments in the Budapest clinic.
On this site we make a summary of all the essential information on dental implant treatments carried out in Budapest.
If you scroll down the screen, you can read about all types of dental implants (all on 4 and 6 all on) and we present in detail all 9 essential characteristics of dental implants. You can also learn when it is worthwhile to ask for a bridge or a dental implant.
Generally, we use Nobel Biocare and Alpha Bio dental implants at our clinic in Hungary, but if you have other needs we can meet them too.
Our patients usually ask how many times they have to come to Budapest for dental implant treatments.
To get dental implants placed, on average two visits are needed in Budapest. In the first visit 2 or 3 days must be spent in Budapest, when our dentists put in place the dental implants. After a period of 3-6 month healing time, you will come again to Budapest, and you will receive the abutments and crowns. This visit to Budapest requires 4-7 days, depending on the number of crowns and implants. If you need a bone graft or sinus lift, one can imagine that an additional visit is required prior to implantation, so in this case 3 visits are planned in Hungary.
If you send us a panoramic x-ray, we will prepare you a quote that includes the price of the treatment, the number and durationof visits to Budapest.
Statistics show that 69% of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal or tooth decay. Furthermore, by age 74, 26% of adults have lost all of their permanent teeth.
If you are missing a single tooth or several teeth
Today there is another option for patients who are missing permanent teeth. Rather than resting on the gum line like removable dentures, or using adjacent teeth as anchors like fixed bridges, dental implants are long-term replacements that your oral and maxillofacial surgeon surgically places in the jawbone. Composed of titanium metal that “fuses” with the jawbone through a process called “osseointegration”, dental implants never slip or make embarrassing noises that advertise the fact that you have “false teeth”, and never decay like teeth anchoring fixed bridges. Because dental implants fuse with the jawbone, bone loss is generally not a problem.
After more than 20 years of service, the vast majority of dental implants still function at peak performance. More importantly, the recipients of those early dental implants are still satisfied they made the right choice.If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime.
A dental implant (tooth implant) designed to replace a single tooth is composed of three parts: the titanium implant that fuses with the jawbone; the abutment, which fits over the portion of the implant that protrudes from the gum line; and the crown, which is created by a prosthodontist or restorative dentist and fitted onto the abutment for a natural appearance.
Many people who are missing a single tooth opt for a fixed bridge; but a bridge may require the cutting down of healthy, adjacent teeth that may or may not need to be restored in the future. Then there is the additional cost of possibly having to replace the bridge once, twice or more over the course of a lifetime. Similarly, a removable partial denture may contribute to the loss of adjacent teeth. Studies show that within five to seven years there is a failure rate of up to 30% in teeth located next to a fixed bridge or removable partial denture.
Further, conventional dentures may contribute to the loss of bone in the area where teeth are missing. The presence of natural teeth preserves the jawbone. When a tooth is missing, the bone may erode and weaken until it may be necessary for your oral and maxillofacial surgeon to graft bone to the area to strengthen it for placement of a dental implant. When a missing tooth is replaced by a dental implant, the fusion, or osseointegration, of the implant and bone provides stability, just as the natural tooth did.
If you are missing several teeth in the same area of your mouth, you may still enjoy the confidence and lifestyle benefits that come with dental implants. Your oral and maxillofacial surgeon will place two or more dental implants, depending on the number of teeth that are missing. Your replacement teeth will be attached to the implants to allow excellent function and prevent bone loss. The implants will serve as a stable support that tightly locks into your replacement teeth and dentures to prevent slipping and bone loss. Dental implants (teeth implants) are frequently the best treatment option for replacing missing teeth.Implants can be used to replace one missing tooth so that the replacement looks and feels natural. Also, two or more dental implants can serve as a stable support for the replacement of many teeth.
What are the advantages of dental implants
Many patients who have selected dental implants describe a quality of life that is much more comfortable and secure than the lifestyle endured by those with fixed bridges or removable dentures. Dentures often make a person feel and look older than they are, cause embarrassment in social situations when they slip and click, and restrict the everyday pleasure of eating comfortably.
When they count the benefits they enjoy as a result of their teeth implants, patients say their implants eliminate the day-to-day frustrations and discomfort of ill-fitting dentures. They allow people to enjoy a healthy and varied diet without the restrictions many denture wearers face. With a sense of renewed self-confidence, many people rediscover the excitement of an active lifestyle shared with family and friends and the chance to speak clearly and comfortably with co-workers. For all these reasons, people with dental implants often say they feel better… they look better… they live better.
What is the surgical procedure?
Dental implants combine the best of modern science and technology, including a team approach spanning several disciplines.
A successful implant requires that all parties involved – the patient; the restorative dentist, who makes the crown for the implant; and the oral and maxillofacial surgeon, who surgically places the implant, follow a careful plan of treatment. All members of the implant team stay in close contact with each other to make sure everyone clearly understands what needs to be done to meet the patient’s expectations.
The most widely practiced method of placing dental implants is a “staged surgery” procedure The first stage consists of surgically burying the implant (which replaces the tooth root) flush with the bone but underneath the gum. This protects the implant from force while it is healing. At the end of this healing period, the implant needs to be surgically exposed by removing some of the overlying gum.
A local anesthetic is used during the implant surgery. Other forms of sedation, such as nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or sedative pills (Xanax) might be used. Patients are advised not to operate any vehicle, automobile, or hazardous devices, or work, while taking such medications, and/or drugs; or until fully recovered from the effects of same. Gum tissue is cut open and pulled away to expose the jawbone, a hole or holes will be drilled into the jawbone, and the titanium dental implant screw(s) will be placed. The implants will have to be snuggly fitted and held tightly in place during the healing phase. The soft tissue (gum) will be sutured over, closed over or around the implant(s). Healing will be allowed to proceed for a period of four to six months. While a period of between 4 and 6 months is usually needed for proper healing of the implants, the exact time will be determined by the operating surgeon.
Wearing dentures could be uncomfortable during the first one to two weeks of the healing phase.
After the required healing time period, the implant will need to be exposed. A local anesthetic will be given, the overlying tissues will be opened and pulled away, and the stability of the implant will be verified. If the implant appears satisfactory, an attachment (healing screw) will be connected to the implant. Following the healing of the gum, if all goes as planned with no complications, plans and procedures to create an implant prosthetic, appliance or artificial crown may begin with your general dentist or prosthodontist.
At this stage, the surgeon checks the implant for its successful integration and connects some form of post which penetrates through the gum into the mouth. This post is called the abutment. Abutments come in many forms and can be stock-manufactured or custom-molded by your dentist and a laboratory. The gum is allowed to heal around the abutment and form a cuff or collar through which the dentist has access to the implant when preparing the final restorative stage of placing the prosthetic tooth or teeth.
Research has shown that it is often possible to place a suitable abutment at the same time as the implant. This has certain limitations but can eliminate the need for a second surgery to expose the implant. However, the implant still requires adequate healing time for the bone to osseointegrate.
The abutments must also be protected from chewing forces during this period to assure effective bony integration and successful healing. Once the teeth implants have had a chance to heal and have been tested for successful integration, the final restorative step takes place. This stage consists of fabricating and connecting the prosthetic teeth to the successfully osseointegrated implants.
At this point you will be referred back to a general dentist or prosthodontist. This phase is just as important as the surgical phase for the long-term success of the oral reconstruction. During this phase, an implant prosthetic device will be attached to the implant. This procedure should be performed by a person trained in the prosthetic protocol for dental implants.
Bone graft materials
Sometimes bone grafting is necessary and is performed at the time or before of the implant placement to build more bone around the implant screw if there is an inadequate width of bone due to bone loss or to grow bone at the bottom of some upper back teeth implants in order to “push” the sinus floor upward. The sources of bone graft material are from human organ donors and/or from bovine (cow) processed in accordance with FDA regulations through FDA approved commercial bone banks/processors. Sometimes sterile, medical grade calcium sulfate (plaster) is mixed with the bone. Plaster is inserted and resorbs completely in eight weeks; this is a good source of extra calcium content for obtaining a successful bone graft. A covering may be placed over the bone graft, either a non resorbable (needs to be removed) man-made thin Teflon wafer (commonly called a Teflon barrier) or a medical grade, resorbable sterile collagen (commonly called collagen barrier or membrane) in a wafer form derived from either bovine (cow) or porcine (pig) Achilles tendon. The purpose of the barrier is to keep the bone graft material in place.
All on 4 and all on 6 solutions (dental implants)
Conventional dentistry can offer patients solution to all kind of dental problems. The dental prosthesis nowadays regarded as extremely outdated but it was the only solution for those who had no their own teeth any longer. This was the only way for a patient to restore the masticatory function the articulation and last but not least aesthetic appearance.
However, modern dentistry offers new opportunities and with the appearance of dental implants the circle of possibilities are extended. The so-called All on 4 or All on 6 dental implant solutions meant a kind of salvation, because despite all the advantages, the removable prostheses were unpleasant, uncomfortable to wear for many patients.
The All on 4 dental implant technique can be applied to patients who have lost molar teeth and do not have sufficient jaw bone to place implants to the place of lost molar teeth, but the amount of jaw bone is still sufficient for the front teeth implantation. In this case, the oral surgeon places the implants with a special technique to the front region: the two middle ones straight and the other two slightly slanted. For the healing phase, a perfectly functioning fixed prosthesis is made.
The All on 6 dental implant technique is based on the same principle, but in this case the denture is not on 4 but 6 dental implants (artificial roots) for greater stability; so this solution can be applied in cases when a greater amount of jaw bone is available, or it can be substituted in certain cases with bone grafting.
After the healing period of 3-6 months the first step will be to expose the mplants and placing healing screws in the dental implants to form the gums. 10 days later abutments are placed in the place of healing screws and the impression is taken. The dental laboratory prepares the fixed prosthesis based on this impression that is placed by the dentist on the artificial roots. The denture consists of 12 or 14 teeth, that are stable and durable enough so that it serves its owner in the long term. The overdentures give a beautiful and aesthetic smile to the patient and his quality of life is improved significantly, still he/she does not have to worry that the new denture has a negative impact on chewing or speaking. The aim of the All on 4 and 6 solutions is to achieve the best effect in patients with tooth loss, who can be self-confident and happy again. At our clinic in Hungary all types of dental implant treatments can be performed.
Advantages of all on 4 and all on 6 dental implant solutions:
- All on 4 and 6 implants are permanent teeth that are brushed and cleaned like natural teeth
- The prothesis attached to implants do not have to be taken out
- Are comfortable because they do not press down on your gums
- Allow you to experience the hot and cold of your food, as well as the taste because they do not cover your palate
- Allow you to bite with increased force (up to 70% more), so you can eat all of your favorite foods again
- Prevent bone deterioration
- Restore your facial features
Bridges or dental implants?
Before you come to Budapest for dental implants it is good to know your possibilities. If you only have one or two teeth missing in a row, you might wonder if you should have teeth implants or a three or four unit bridge? Implants are beneficial, because no treatments are needed to the teeth next to the tooth gap. In case of dental bridges 40-60% of healthy teeth adjacent to the missing teeth, must be filed down. It is needed in order to make it be able to make the supportive pillars of the bridges. It is possible to get bridges without getting the pillar teeth filed down but this solution is not so stable and usually it must be changed in 4-5 years. This is why people with healthy teeth next to the tooth gap do not really prefer bridges.
But there are still some cases when teeth implants are not preferred and dental bridges are rather recommended.
- If you are a stressful person and grind your teeth over the night. This is not good for your teeth implants. If you still prefer implants night guards should be worn.
- If you have immune system diseases.
- If you suffer from cancer of any type.
- If you have serious bite disorders.
- If you smoke. It is true that smoking is not grounds for refusal, but can decrease the chances of successful placement.
Dental implants are beneficial in the following cases:
- It is not needed to file down the teeth next to the dental implant. (If a tooth is filed down 40-60% of the tooth is lost.)
- If you do not want to wear dentures or it is uncomfortable for you then teeth implants are definitely recommended to you.
- The condition of your current teeth does not make it possible to place bridge pillars on them.
- If you want to bite as hard as you did with your natural teeth.
- If you want to have a perfect smile. Because teeth implants look like real teeth.
- If you do not want bad breath. Because food leftovers might stick under the abutment tooth of the bridge and it can not be taken out from there. This problem may result in bad breath.
Let us see the benefits of dental implants in detail:
- Dental implants help you have a healthy jawbone
It is a common mistake that after loosing your tooth you wait for years before seeing your dentist again. This can lead jaw bone deterioration, because jaw bones need constant stimulation to keep their size and density. This stimulation is provided by chewing. While chewing there is a force on jaw bone but when this force ceases as a result of tooth loss your jawbone sarts to deteriorate. This is why it is very important to see your dentist as soon as possible after you lost your tooth. Please, note, that in some cases a three month healing time is needed after tooth extraxtions to place a new dental implant.
- Dental implants rejuvenate you
- Dental implants rejuvenate you
At a young age when all your teeth and jawbone are in place developes your individual face feature. But when one or more teeth are lost the structure of your face begins to change because bone structure changes under the face. Dental implants are perfect solutions against this problem because it prevents jawbone deterioration and deformation and with teeth implants your face shape can recover. And if you can smile with no problem you will be as confident as you were before.
- Dental implants work better than a traditional denture
Besides dental implants are more durable than traditional dentures they are more comfortable to wear. They improve the quality of life dental patients right away.
- You can speak more clearly with teeth implants
Elderly people often choose partly or fully removebale dentures. However it turns out soon that they are not happy with it, because sometimes it is hard to speak with dentures as they can move in the mouth and go loose or wobbly. As dental implants work like original teeth these problems can be eliminated.
- Dental implants help maintain facial muscle tone
As we have loads of muscles on the face there is a close connection in between face muscles and cheek bones. After loosing your teeth the process of jaw bone deterioration affects the work of face muscles. As there is no constant stimulation to facial muscles, so the size and the tension of muscles gradually changes resulting in changing your lineament.
- Teeth implants provide long term solutions
More than 90% of dental implants work perfectly for more than 20 years. In contrast, dental bridges must be changed in 8 years due to decay and wear. These days dental implants have the longest possible lifetime compared to other dental solutions.
- Dental implants prevent locomotion of teeth and bite disorders
Originally every teeth has its own function, but when we loose one or more teeth, your remaining teeth must provide more functions. Your remaining teeth might be rearranged due to lack of force and stimulation by the area with no teeth. This might lead to bite disorders or it might cause more tooth loss.
- Dental implants hepl in pressure sensing
While chewing teeth press jawbone that makes it possible for us to detect precisely. But when we lose a tooth that part is not stimulated at all. This is why while chewing you do not feel that given part of your jaw that is uncomfortable. Dental implants solve this problem as well because they work as real teeth and press the jaw what gives you the feeling of natural chewing.
- Dental implants make your smile brilliant
As we all know a smile is worth a thousand words so if you can not smile you can miss many beautiful moments. It is very uncomfortable and you can live through very unpleasent moments if you can not smile. Therefore, dental implants are in addition to the preservation of health can help you regain self-confidence.
How to keep clean your dental implants
Bacteria can easily adhere to the dental implant and the crown surface (especially at the gum line) from which first a thin film layer (plaque) and tartar forms. These bacteria under the gums and at the bone surrounding the implant may cause tissue inflammation, resulting in weakening the artificial root. Plus it might irritate the adhesive used for fixing the prosthesis on the dental implant.
Tools to keep your dental implants clean:
- Toothbrush (electrical or manual toothbrush)
- Dental floss or interdental toothbrush
Which one you have to use determines the use of dental implants in your mouth because dental implants can have more functions in your mouth.
Single dental implants
If one of our teeth was replaced with dental implants, then brush your teeth twice a day at least for two minutes and then use an interdental brush. The interdental brush will help you clean your teeth properly and it will not push accumulated deposits under your gums. Do it very thoroughly around your dental implant. If we use a manual toothbrush to clean our teeth be very careful at the dental implants – especially at the gum line.
Bridges on dental implants
When a 3 or 4 item crown is placed on dental implants, it is not only the implanted artificial root area that must be cleaned but the free-standing crown items must be cleaned as well. To do this – use a special toothbrush after the traditional tooth cleaning. A special single brushed toothbrush can be the most effective way of cleaning the space under the free standing crown item. As an extra you may use a mouthwash as well.
Full dentures on dental implants
If you received full dentures (all on 4 or all on 6 dental implants) then you can probably snap the denture out of its place. This should be done every night, and after the traditional teeth cleaning use a single brushed tooth brush to clean the dental implants (abutments) ensuring a long life. We may also use the mouth water to disinfect and ensur the immunity of bacteria in the mouth.
How to minimize dental implant failure rates?
During dental implantation a screw is placed in the jaw. The material of the screw is either titanium or titanium alloy that stimulates jaw bone to grow around the implant. To get better results the surface of the screw is specially designed. It takes 3-6 months for the jawbone to grow around the dental implant and by the end of the process the screw is as stable in the jaw as your real teeth.
If the jawbone is weak or structurally damaged, the implantologist may suggest a variety of bone grafting procedures by which appropriate quality and quantity of bone can be made. Unfortunately, it is rarely possible that the implantologist will not advise dental implantation. Therefore, it is important that the implantologist gets an accurate picture of the state of the bone. Before any dental implant treatment a 3D scan is made, as two-dimensional panoramic x-rays can not provide 100% accurate information about the condition of the bone tissue, density, texture, etc. for such a surgery.
If cutting-edge materials and advanced dental technology is used by highly qualified implantologists then it is highly possible that implantation will be successful. However 100% success can not be guaranteed! Just like in any other field of medicine the human body can produce sometimes unpredictable reactions in dentistry as well.
Can periodontal disease be cured?
Yes, it can be treated, but it is true that not in every case. To make the whole process simple the bottom line is that inflammation of the gums gradually spread towards the bone tissue and when the bone gets any of inflammatory symptoms, then you have periodontal disease.
Incureable misconception stems from the fact that while only the gums are inflamed, the process is likely to be stopped and even reversed. However, when the jawbone itself is damaged, in most cases the damage can not be fully restored. Of course, multiple stages of the healing process is possible, and if it is not possible to reverse the process, it is also a good result if you manage to stop the damage of bone and gums.
Anyway, if you notice that your gums are redder, swollen and more sensitive than usual, and / or there is a tendency to bleed, then consult your dentist as soon as possible! The vast majority of gum diseases can be treated successfully at initial stages, but if neglected, it can cause a lot more trouble than you think.
Some interesting facts about dental implants
Dental implants are one of the most up to date and most efficient means of prosthetic art. It provides numerous advantages not only for aesthetics but for health and comfort as well. But as usual, in parallel with the increasing popularity of placement of dental implants, the number of misconceptions have spread in public mind discouraging some patients from treatment. Below you can read the five most common disbeliefs!
Is installments of implants painful?
Placement of dental implants requires oral surgery, so pain indeed occurs, but this is not as bad as we think at first sight. Most patients report that the procedure is not worse than a simple tooth extraction. Thanks to the intervention of local anesthesia treatment itself is almost completely pain-free. For post-procedure discomfort and pain relief some medication is sufficient. Recovery is fast and the next day after check-up dental tourism patients can fly home and return to work. However, each case is different so reactions to interventions and healing time can vary person to person.
Are dentail implants expensive?
There is no doubt that dental implants are more expensive than other prosthetic procedures. This investment in dental health returns on the long-run. If you get dental implants in Hungary you can save up to 50-60% on treatment including hotel and flight costs. The more implants you go for the more savings you can have as you will have higher discounts from Budapest Top Dental. When implants are properly cleaned their lifespan lasts lifetime, unlike other methods that require replacement periodically. If we add these additional maintenance expenses, and inconvenience of periodical treatments then the one-time cost of dental implants proves a cost-effective solution.
Budapest dental implant prices
It is obvious that top quality dental implants are much cheaper in Budapest than in England and Ireland. If you get your implants in your own country the price of a basic full tooth replacement (dental implant, abutment and crown) is about 1800 – 2500GBP depending on the region of the country and the implant and crown you choose. Additional costs like sinus lift and bone grafting materials are not included in this price. It is worth knowing that the price of bone grafting material is more expensive than gold gramm to gramm.
If you choose Budapest for treatment you will be amazed at how low prices you will be charged for a single implant. Our clinic only places high quality dental implants with lifetime warranty. The price of a single Alpha Bio implant is 362GBP and a Nobel Biocare Replace implant costs 558GBP. If you load these implants, that is you receive an abutment and and a porcelain fused to metal crown you pay an additional 313GBP. So, the total price of a dental implant in Budapest is as low as 675GBP, this is why not rarely patients fly to Budapest for a single implant. It is true this price above excludes travel and accommodation costs, but if you add them the total works out at not more than 900-1000GBP, taking into consideration that you need to come to Budapest twice. If you prefer a zirconium crown to your implant then the total cost of an abutment and a crown is 507GBP. So the total cost of a Nobel bicare implant with zirconium corwn is 1065GBP. Before your implant is loaded, that is an abutment and a corwn is placed a 3-6 month helaing time is needed for the implant, this is why it takes two visits in Budapest.
But if you not only need a single implant but more teeth need to be replaced maybe a whole arch the total costs can escalate up to 25,000 – 30,000GBP in your country.
On the grounds of dental implant prices above it is clear, that it is a deal to fly to Budapest even for a single implant. But how much can you save if you need a full mouth restoration when you have a couple or no teeth at all? When you only have a couple of teeth left it is not worth saving them, but it is better to get them extracted. After extractions it is advised to a get fix implant supported complet bridge or denture called all on 6 and all on 4.
All on 6 solutions are rather used in the upper arch since it is more important to have stronger chewing ability there than in the lower jaw. The total cost of an all on 6 solution with a 12 unit bridge for one arch is 5,037 GBP. If you opt for all on 6 or all on 4 solutions then you should calculate with higher accommodation costs as the second visit of your treatment will be longer in Budapest. If you only need to replace one or more teeth gaps and you need single dental implants or 3-5 unit bridges on implants then you should spend only 6-8 days in Budapest (visit 1. 3days + visit 2. 3 to 5 days). But if you need an all on 6 solution then you should spend 13-15 days in Budapest (visit 1. 3days + visit 2. 10 to 12 days). So travel and accommodation costs in case of all on 6 and all on 4 is around 500-650GBP. The earlier you book your flight and hotel the less you will be charged.
If you get all on 6 then you might need additional treatments (sinus lift (299GBP/quadrant) and 0,5gr bone grafting + 15x20mm membrane (363GBP)) in the upper jaw that changes the price of treatment. It might change travel and accommodatin costs as well as it is not sure that sinus lift and bone grafting can be carried out along with the placement of dental implants, so an additional visit can be needed to Budapest.
If you wore a prothesis to date and you are unsatisfied with it, your chewing ability can be restored by the placement of all on 4 solutions. Neither bone grafting nor sinus lift list is needed so the total costs of all on 4 for one arch is as low as 4,467GBP. This price includes four dental implants and abutments, a 3D scan, surgical fees, medications and a temporary denture and a final all on 4 denture. So no surprise costs.
An alternative to dental implants is bridges. If your teeth adjacent to the toothgap are healthy then these teeth can act as pillars for the bridge. If you only need to bridge one tooth gap then it can be solved with a 3 item bridge, that is 3 crowns bonded. The price of a 3 item porcelain fused to metal bridge is lower than the cost of a dental implant as it is 3*153GBP, that is 459GBP and you do not need two visits to Budapest unlike in case of implants. Bridges can be made of 4 or even 5 items, so two or three missing teeth can be bridged.
If you miss one or more front teeth then these can be bridged with CAD/CAM zirconium crowns. The unit price of zirconium crowns is 256 GBP. So, if you need to bridge one tooth gap the price of a 3 item zircoinium bridge, which is 768GBP is lower than the price of a dental implant with zircoinum crown on top. If you prefer bridges then one visit is enough to Budapest. However, bridges do not provide lifetime solutions as they wore in 5-15 years, but dental implants usually last lifetime.
You can read more here about crowns and bridges: http://budapest-top-dental.eu/hungary/dental-crowns
Please, note these prices are only to inform you about saving options. If you want an accurate quote and treatment plan we are happy to prepare you one on the grounds of a digital panoramic x-ray forwarded to us by email. Outside of lower dental prices we help you increase your savings by special offers that vary time to time. You can find our special offers here: http://budapest-top-dental.eu/hungary/iso-9001-insurance-services
In case you need a total smile makeover you will be offered increased discounts like higher amount of flight ticket reimbursements and free hotel or any other special discounts.
Implants are often rejected by the body
Retrospective of 50 years of clinical researches have shown that dental implants have an average of 96% success rate worldwide. To top it all as time is passing by and dental assets and implants get better and better this ratio keeps improving. For example at Budapet Top Dental clinic the failure rate of implants is about 0,5%. In other words there is only one failure out of 200 patients. This is due to the fact that implants are made of biocompatible bone-friendly titanium that can be easily integrated into the surrounding tissue. Therefore, the problem of rejection rarely occurs, no need to be afraid of it if proper oral hygiene is maintained and regular annual check-up is performed!
Implants just for the elderly
A common misconception is that dental implants can only be a solution for older ages. In fact, implants can not be placed for patients whose jawbone growth has not been finished, yet. After a complete jawbone dental implantation is a possible solution for anyone who is suffering from tooth loss. Diseases like, active gum disease, untreated diabetes, severe heart disease, alcohol or drug abuse or hypertension are also barriers to dental implantation.
Is implantation possible right after extractions and is it possible to receive crowns right away on implants?
It is necessary to do implantation in three stages because after extraction of the teeth it is strictly necessary to wait three months for the osseous healing. In this 3 month period the inflammation surrounding the extracted teeth is also resorbed. It is not possible to immediately place implants in the jaw because right after the extractions the dentist could overload the bone which is forbidden by dental protocols. After the indicated healing period, the jawbone grows around the implants and will be stable during the lifetime.
The first stage involves extraction of the teeth and the patient will obtain a temporary denture (no implants) for the first 3 month healing period. To place an immediate temporary denture is necessary for functional and of course aesthetic reasons. The technique is very simple: the dentist takes an impression of the two arches before the extractions. You have to bite on a thick sheet of softened wax to record the occlusion. On the day of extractions, the dentist will already have this denture, and he will finish adjusting it in the mouth.
The second stage involves placing the implants and after the patient will continue to wear his temporary denture during the second bone healing (this is 4 months in this case).
During the 3rd stage, the patient will obtain the final porcelain fused to metal or zirconium crowns fitted on the implants.
This is the best solution for our dental surgeon who already has a lot of international experience in this field.
Dental treatments and placement of dental implants are always painful
Most dentists define pain as a minor discomfort. Patienst are not afraid of minor discomfort. What they are afraid of is pain and this keeps them away from dentists.
At Budapest Top Dental you will experience no pain at all as each stage of your treatment is carried out by anesthesia. We can not guarantee that treatment will not cause any inconvenience, but we want to reassure you, after treatment you will feel that it was far less obnoxious than he expected.
If it is necessary, more effective and stronger pain killers are used or if it is needed sedation can also be applied at some cases.
One or two teeth should not be replaced
The lack of one tooth can upset the balance of dentures. A tooth next to the tooth gap might tilt toward the gap that over time will lead to tooth loss because of the wrong-way load. The tooth opposite the tooth gap due to lack of contact at the opposite side gradually emerges (grows). For this reason, over time this tooth grows towards the place of the missing tooth and gets too big and loose. In other cases, upper and lower teeth can not be properly closed due to small gaps formed after tooth loss. We recommend that every missing tooth should be replaced by a dental implant within 3-6 months.
Preparation of crowns and bridges are more practical solutions than implants
The advantages of dental implants over traditional tooth replacement techniques are:
By placement of implants it can be avoided that healthy tooth material is removed. It is not necessary to get neighboring teeth filed down when preparing a bridge. Many people are reluctant to wear removable dentures. For them a fixed denture is the solution by using dental implants.
The success rate of dental implants at Budapest Top Dental is 99,5%.
What is the dental implant made of?
The implants are made of pure titanium-alloy. Titanium due to its special biological properties is capable of integrating with bone tissue. This material is fully accepted by the patients’ body. Clinical experience has shown that allergic reactions have been very rarely reported.
In the last 50 years the material is widely used in medical operations. It is used for hip prostheses or to unify broken bones and of course for dental implantation. The recent period has proved that titanium does not cause any damage to your body (very rare allergic reactions are reported). As a result, a couple of million times titanium is used for implantation worldwide with a success rate over 96%.
Thanks to its high quality dental implants are getting more and more spread.
With good implantation techniques and properly executed treatment implants can last a lifetime.
Why is it worth having a full set teeth?
Worldwide it is very common to have an incomplete set of teeth. Unfortunately, it is a tendency that people will spend more on electronic gadgets than on the health of their teeth. But a missing tooth can cause a lot of problem.In addition to aesthetic problems, a tooth gap is shown as you speak. Either in work or personal life situation, lack of teeth is synonymous with slovenliness.
The incomplete set of teeth may be involved in the development of diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease or memory impairment. Moreover, if the missing tooth is not replaced, the surrounding teeth shift, so later it is much more difficult to replace the missing tooth properly. In case of a toothless jaw, there is a solution for fixed prosthesis, which is called All-on-4. The point is that due to periodontal disease, teeth are removed and at the same time implants are inserted. In a few months of healing time a denture can be palced on the implants.
Time saving, inexpensive new method
The All-on-4 procedure is different in several respects to traditional dental implantation. You can save up to 30% on costs. The reason for the price difference among other things is, that no need of bone augmentation procedure at the back teeth.
It is important to get professional dental technical background
It is important to know that for the success of dental restoration works there is a significant role of dental labs not only oral surgeons.
Bridge vs. dental implant?
Implantation is a way of replacing lost teeth. For a traditional bridge two or more pillars are needed to bridge the tooth gap. In case of implantation there is no need such a thing, because to hold a crown a screw-shaped titanium implant is inserted. Let us see the details of the oral surgical procedure.
Of course, there are situations when a traditional bridge replacement is the right choice, especially if the implantation is not advised. This could be:
- Immune system disorders
- Blood disorders
- Certain chronic diseases
- Untreated diabetes
- Poor oral hygiene
- Severe bite disorders
Relative contraindications include smoking, which is not a reason for exclusion, but it can reduce the chances of success.
If there is no exclusion criteria, the implant has several advantages:
– It is not needed to file down neighbouring healthy teeth. Filing down involves loss of healthy bone material although there is a variety of techniques causing different degrees of loss. Today if common zirconium crowns are placed often 40-60% of the tooth material will be filed down.
– If you replace a missing tooth with a bridge food leftovers might remain underneath. If it is not professionally cleaned, it can cause bad breath.
– If you do not want to wear removable dentures or find the existing prosthesis uncomfortable there is a solution for you. If the existing teeth no longer make it possible the preparation of fixed bridges, placement of implants can help avoid a removable prosthesis.
The implantation steps
Prior to implantation
After a medical examination it is required a thorough oral hygienic treatment like tartar and plaque etc. removal. Later digital x-rays and three-dimensional CT scans are used for making an accurate treatment plan. A three dimensional CT scan shows more than a dental X-ray. The 3D scan images can be sliced and every single detail in the jawbone can be measured separately millimeter by millimeter. Before the patient accepts the treatment plan he receives comprehensive information on all treatment options and potential risks.
The implantation procedure
Although implantation is a surgery it is still a gentle dental surgical procedure that is done under local anesthesia. First the oral surgeon gently pushes the gum aside and then marks the planned location of the screw in the jaw (single or multiple implantation is possible). The drilling carried out by a special device, which has adjustable parameters, and causes a slight vibrating sensation.
The diameter of the pure titanium screw is larger than the diameter of the hole so it can easily and securely be screwed into the bone. According to the treatment plan additional bone replacement could be needed to replace the missing jaw bone. The duration of the operation depends on the number of implants to be implanted or other complicating conditions. It happens that it only takes ten minutes and sometimes it can take up to three hours. After the titanium screw is inserted the implant is sutured over the gums. In the period of two to three days after implantation your face may be swollen, ancdrarely can experience pain. One week after the operation stitches can be removed, if necessary, however the Budapest Top Dental uses absorbable stitches, so you do not have to see your local dentsist, stitches will disappear. One week after the surgery you can wear your temporary prothesis. During the next few months, bone grows around the implant, which guarantees a secure connection.
High variance in prices
Getting implants is actually like buying a new car. You can choose between the upper and lower categories. The Budapest Top Dental only uses top quality implants with lifetime warranty putting its patients’ mind at peace.
Testimonials of patiens with dental implants
“I’m 67 years old and am afraid of dentists. Unfortunately I am missing several teeth but I want beautiful new teeth. A friend of mine recommended me dental implants. The quote was worked out in detail. Then treatment was done professionally as well so I am satisfied and am happy with my new teeth, which I can chew very well with and I dare smile again”
“I am very happy that I did not have to get my teeth filed down. Dental implants gave a solution to the problem of my missing teeth.”
“Since my parents lost their teeth at an early age consequently their jaw bone deteriorated as well and they could only wear a traditional denture. This is what I wanted to avoid so I chose dental implants with lifetime warranty.”
“Since I have dental implants there are no cavities in my mouth. To top it all the daily dental care and oral hygiene is much simpler.”
“I precisely calculated that the price of dental implants is cheaper in the long run than dental bridges because dental implants work for a longer period of time and have no harmful effects on other adjoining teeth.”
“With the help of dental implants my removable dentures finally became stable and the surgery was absolutely pain free.”
“I have worn removable dentures but I was not happy with it. I felt them moving in the mouth when I chewed but I hated to use denture adhesive and never managed to get used to the palate section … My financial opportunities were limited, so a complete bridge on dental implants did not come into play. I thought, I would try an all on 4 solution with dental implants as one of my friends wears it and she is satisfied with it. I have to say, this denture greatly facilitated my life it is a lot easier to deal with it and is very stable in my mouth.”
If you want to know how muh you can save on dental implants in Budapest with Budapest Top Dental do not hesitate to ask for a quote.
Our dentists at the Budapest dental will make you more than one quote based on your panoramic x-ray.