Implantology Most common misconceptions about implant placement

Most common misconceptions about implant placement

My doctor told me that I cannot have implants and that I need dentures/bridges!

I have placed many implants and there have only been a handful of cases in which implants were not an option due to a decrease in the horizontal distance between the teeth. Implantation was successful in all other cases. Occasionally, preimplantation procedures that ultimately enable the implantation may be required. In order to be successful in implantology, one must be familiar with, learn, and apply all surgical techniques: bone grafting, lower sinus lifting, block grafting, using of fibrous and other membranes and using the best and state-of-the-art devices, methods, and procedures. Given that this is the case, implantation will be possible for almost all patients.

If I undergo implantation I will not be able to get an MRI!

Implants are made from titanium which, apart from being extremely hard and light, is non-magnetic. Because of these qualities, all endoprostheses (materials that are permanently implanted into an organism) including implants, are made from titanium. All prosthetic replacements meant to replace a lost tooth are made from non-magnetic metals.

I cannot have implants because I suffer from high blood pressure and diabetes!

High blood pressure is not a contraindication for implantation and neither is controlled diabetes. Only certain systemic diseases are contraindications for implantation.

Will my body “accept” or “reject” an implant?

Implants are made from titanium, which is immunologically inert, which means that no physical reaction is necessary for the implant to “take”. Osseointegration itself, i.e. the connection of the implant and the surrounding bone depends on new bone growth processes and the disintegration of the existing bone, while the immunological reaction of the organism is not important in this instance. Using plasma rich in growth factors significantly improves implant connection with a success rate of over 99.5%.

I have read that implants do not last long!

The longevity of an implant depends on several factors. The skill, education, and experience of the person doing the procedure, an implant made by a renowned manufacturer with a long scientific research history behind it, the implant procedure itself, prosthetic replacements installed according to trade guidelines, the patient’s oral cavity hygiene, and regular follow-up appointments guarantee the implant’s longevity.