What does the implantologist do?
An implantologist is a specialist who examines the condition of the oral cavity, as well as the condition of the dentition, and recommends the patient a particular treatment or prescribes implantation.
The expert conducts a thorough examination and studies possible contraindications to implantation. It is also the responsibility of the implantologist to consult patients. The doctor must explain all the risks, as well as the advantages of the chosen method of replacing missing teeth.
After the patient agrees to the procedure, the doctor prepares the patient for the operation, and also carries out the implantation itself. The implantation process is fairly simple, if the jaw bone is normal and can withstand the implant, the doctor screws in a special implant, which is more like a normal screw. A two-stage process forces the doctor to sew up the gum to give the implant time to settle down. Such a process can last quite a long time - from 6 to 20 weeks. Then, when the implant has taken root the implantologist establishes a special fastening, which is then placed on the crown we are accustomed to. In appearance, such a tooth is absolutely impossible to distinguish from other teeth in the dentition. By the way, one of the main advantages of implantology is that this method allows not only to return the teeth, but also not to harm healthy teeth, and also to restore the dentition completely in the absence of many teeth.
What diseases does the implantologist treat?
Implantologist deals with defects in the dentition. To help the implantologist resort to extreme cases, when the tooth can not be saved. Or there are other indications for the removal of the tooth.
Also, the implantologist helps patients when they have prosthetic intolerance. Then implantation is the only way out of the situation.
Sometimes implantation is prescribed when it is not possible to install a prosthesis or crown. This situation occurs when there are no extreme teeth in the row. With such indicators, there are problems with prosthetics and implantation is almost the only solution to this problem.
An implantologist can also help patients who have completely missing the dentition. Then several implants are installed in the jaw and a bridge or prosthesis is fixed on them. This procedure completely restores the dentition and returns to patients a normal life. Implantation allows you to smile without fear for your smile.
You can contact an implantologist if you do not have one tooth. And in some cases, aesthetic restoration of several teeth is possible, if there is evidence for this.