Savings - £1000 on each tooth restoration | Time required - In most cases two visits to Poland
Dental implants in our clinics in Krakow are inserted by experienced implantologists who belong to globally-recognised organisations, such as European Association of Dental Implantologists (EDI), International Congress of Oral Implantologist (ICOI), or Polish Chamber of Physicians & Dentists. Moreover, implants done with us, are covered by 10 years medical warranty and our "peace of mind guarantee
Advantages of dental implants
Teeth implants in stages
Duration of treatment
Advantages of implants
Implants provide the longest-lasting solution to missing teeth
Give you natural looking teeth and confidence to eat and smile
Protects other teeth. No need for drilling of surrounding teeth
Help you keep your face looking healthy
Read more on teeth implants advantages and benefits.
Teeth implants in stages
1. Missing tooth problem
2. The whole is drilled and the implant inserted
3. Implanted area heal for 3-4 months time
4. The implant abutment is placed
3. The custom-made implant crown is placed over the abutment
4. The missing tooth is replaced by permanent option
Teeth implants essentially replace natural roots - they are titanium screws which are carefully drilled at the precise location of the intended tooth. This option is much more comfortable than conventional bridges and partial dentures - no wobbling teeth, and no slipping or movement, as is the case with partial or full dentures. Another benefit is that when teeth are missing the surrounding bone begins to shrink. Dental implants drastically slow this process down
Below are some example pictures of implants and smile makeovers done by our dentists. All these procedures were done in our clinics in Krakow, Poland.
Single tooth restored by the implant with a porcelain crown.
Implant attached with a healing screw.
Front tooth implant restoration and other teeth covered by porcelain crowns
Missing tooth gap that needs bone regeneration before the implant insertion.
Duration of treatment
The implant process for routine cases normally consists of two stages:
Stage I: Dental Implant placement.
After preparation of the implantation area, implants are inserted and the gum is stitched over them. Depending upon the complexity of your case, the operation might take anything from thirty minutes for a single implant, to several hours for complex bone grafting and multiple implant placements. Any stitches are removed a week to ten days later. You won’t be left toothless as we fit you with temporary teeth. During that time patients remain under our constant care.
Stage II: The restorative phase.
Usually three to nine months after the implants were first placed, you return to our clinic so that final teeth can be fitted. The reason why it takes from three to nine months between these two stages is that an integration period is needed for the implant to fully assimilate with the bone. During this time bone cells grow into the micro-pores created on the surface of the implant. It is a natural process and its duration varies between individuals.
Who is suitable for dental implants?
If you have good general health then dental implants will almost certainly work for you. However, to have implants inserted you also need to have healthy gums and sufficient thickness of the jawbone. Our dentist will assess that during an initial consultation. In some cases implants can only be placed after grafting the bone into the area first.
Does dental implant treatment hurt?
Implantation surgery is painless and performed under local anesthesia. After the surgery, slight pain may be felt and a minor swelling may occur. For most patients, any of the simple painkillers you might take for a headache will be all that is needed for a few days. If you experience more discomfort than this, stronger medications can be prescribed.
Can implants always be used in case of missing teeth?
It depends on the state of the bone in your jaw. Your dentist will arrange for a number of special tests to assess the amount of bone still there (like CT scans and full panoramic x-rays). If there is not enough, or if it isn’t healthy enough, it may not be possible to place implants without grafting bone into the area first or doing a sinus lift procedure.
More advantages of dental implants.
When you find yourself in need of a replacement tooth or two, there are quite a few options you can choose with dental implants being right up there as the premier choice. There are quite a few advantages to dental implants in comparison to bridges and dentures. Here’s why we believe dental implants are the best solution for missing teeth
1. Implants have a 90% to 95% success rate
Of all the procedures there are to replace missing teeth, implants have the highest success rate and the longest life span. A quality implant fitted by an experienced implantologist has the potential to last a lifetime. A dental bridge will need to be replaced every twenty to thirty years, and a denture, likely more frequently.
2. Implants keep your surrounding natural teeth healthy
Dental bridges are reliant on the support from your surrounding teeth. Additionally, preparation work is usually required for a bridge to be fitted, which involves filing down the surrounding teeth.
3. Eat what you want
Much of what you can eat depends on the strength of your teeth. If you lost a tooth to crunching a hard boiled sweet or something similar, you’ll know how important the strength of your teeth is. Dental implants are the strongest tooth replacement you’ll get that lets you eat what you want with minimal risk of damage.
4. Prevent premature ageing
Did you know that within a year of losing a tooth, you’ll also have up to 25% bone volume loss? Dental implants fuse with surrounding bone tissue helping to stave off further bone loss. The more the bone shrinks, the less dense your jawline becomes, which can lead to the jawline dropping, leaving you looking older than you are.
5. Easy maintenance
There are no special requirements to take care of implants. How they function and you how you clean them as well as the gum tissue is no different from regularly brushing your natural teeth. Brush as usual to remove plaque and tartar.
6. Implants look and act naturally
With a dental implant, because they are fixed to the bone, they are not going to move. Bridges and dentures can move on occasion, which can affect speech, not to mention an embarrassing moment if your denture suddenly fell out. As the implant is permanently fixed to the jawbone, there is no movement. You’ll be able to speak naturally, be understood, and since it looks the same as all your other teeth, nobody will be any the wiser when you smile.
7. Restore your bite force
After losing a tooth, you lose some of your natural bite force, meaning it’s going to be more difficult to chew through a well-done steak or similar tough foods. Dental implants are anchored with a titanium post to replace your tooth root, which gives you an increase in bite
force. No other dental procedure can replicate the replacement of your tooth root.
8. Prevents tooth misalignment
A missing tooth can cause adjacent teeth to shift position and fill the gaps. This leads to misalignment that’s clearly noticeable when you smile. Filling the gap with a dental implant will prevent surrounding teeth from shifting, leading to an impaired smile.
9. Dental implants feel natural
One of the things that are very noticeable with alternative methods to replacing missing teeth is you feel the difference. Dentures take some getting used to and can affect the taste of foods and the texture. With implants, there’s no difference to your taste buds so you can enjoy your favourite foods without experiencing any unusual tastes.