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.
Twenty years ago, these patients would have had no alternative but to employ a fixed bridge or removable denture to restore their ability to eat, speak clearly and smile. Fixed bridges and removable dentures, however, are not the perfect solution and often bring with them a number of other problems. Removable dentures may slip or cause embarrassing clicking sounds while eating or speaking. Of even greater concern, fixed bridges often affect adjacent healthy teeth, and removable dentures may lead to bone loss in the area where the tooth or teeth are missing. Recurrent decay, periodontal (gum) disease and other factors often doom fixed bridgework to early failure. For these reasons, fixed bridges and removable dentures usually need to be replaced every seven to 15 years.
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 are metal-free dental implants?
Metal-free (also known as zirconium implants or all-ceramic implants) are one of the best materials available today for dental reconstructions. Zirconium is a lightweight metal, that is incredibly strong ideal material for dental implants (teeth implants).
Zirconium has many advantages over other dental implants materials. Among the advantages of zirconium implants are that it's:
- A naturally-occuring material
- Absolutely metal-free
- Highly aesthetic, due to its white tooth-like color
- Proven to be more hygienic than metal options
- Resistent to bending
- Extremely strong
- Biocompatible (does not cause allergies)
- Bright-white tooth-like color
- Readily accepted and integrated by the surrounding bone, leading to successful implants, and permanent stability of teeth.
In fact, zirconium bridges have proven to be stable even after 50 years of biting and chewing!
An all-white zirconium dental implant used to replace a front tooth can make the restoration even whiter, as no metal is used beneath the crown.
When the gums have receded around old bridges, leaving a dark edge visible around the crowns, metal-free zirconium implants eliminate the use of metal, and therefore eliminate the dark edge, leaving a bright white, natural looking smile.
Many patients have a missing tooth, but otherwise their teeth are healthy. They may opt for metal-free dental implants (teeth implants) which are a natural, holistic approach to replacing missing teeth.
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.
As you grow older more and more dental problems may arise causing teeth loss and resulting in jaw bone thinning or absorption. This causes in your elderly ages thinner and sunken cheeks. Teeth/Dental implants mixed with bone grafting can stop this process in a very effective way.
Let us see the benefits of dental implants in detail:
- Dental implants help you have a healthy jawbone
- Dental implants rejuvenate you
- Dental implants work better than a traditional denture
- You can speak more clearly with teeth implants
- Dental implants help maintain facial muscle tone
- Teeth implants provide long term solutions
- Dental implants prevent locomotion of teeth and bite disorders
- Dental implants hepl in pressure sensing
- Dental implants make your smile brilliant
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.