Incomplete dentition can cause not only esthetic but also health problems. Dental implantation is now a routine procedure, but we can do a lot to make it successful.

Perhaps many of you still remember the image of your grandfather or grandmother taking the prosthesis out of your mouth in the evening with a routine gesture and keeping it in a glass of water until the morning. Fortunately, medical science has come a long way in dentistry in recent decades, and thanks to advances in implant dentistry since the 1990s, dental implantation is now possible.

Permanent tooth loss can even cause digestive problems.

Unfortunately, only two thirds of young adults in Hungary have complete dentition, mainly due to inadequate dental care and oral hygiene. More and more people are forced to consult a specialist to replace teeth lost due to caries, periodontal disease or accidents in order to maintain their long-term health. A permanent “tooth gap” can be the source of many ailments and unpleasant symptoms: teeth can shift, jaw joint problems, and deformities. The loss of several teeth can lead to inability to chew food properly, which can lead to digestive and nutrient absorption problems. Therefore, it is important to replace the lost tooth as soon as possible, and one way to do this is through implantation.

Good oral hygiene is always important

The procedure is a multi-stage process that typically takes several months. First, the bad tooth, if any, must be removed, and only after the scar has fully healed can the titanium implant be precision placed. After that, it takes at least another quarter of a year for the ossification to take place, so that the implant can be fitted with the abutment and the prosthesis. Good oral hygiene is also important afterwards, as inflammation around the implant can spread to the supporting bone in advanced cases, leading to further tooth loss.

Several factors can influence the successful implant placement

Before the implantation, it is advisable to have a comprehensive laboratory test including blood glucose, cholesterol, liver enzymes, vitamin D and blood coagulation parameters, as deficiencies in these may affect implant placement and rejection. HR-Pharma will send you a report with these laboratory values within 24 hours, so you can take this information to your dentist or oral surgeon. The implantation process, although lengthy, is worth it for your health and well-being.