The SmileDentalImplants can offer dental implantsto the residents of Athens and the surrounding areas with a guarantee of success in really low price.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed in the bone to hold a crown or abridge. Dental implants can be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, injury, or some other reason.
Types of Dental Implants
Tapered titanium implants: These are the most common type of implants, surgically placed into the jawbone. Each implant holds one or more prosthetic teeth, depending of the treatment plan. This type of implant is generally used as an alternative for patients with bridges or removable dentures. Worldwide there are over 100 companies of implants. In our clinic we only use implants from the USA who have approval by the FDA.
Are you a candidate for dental implants?
All of us are potential candidates for placement of dental implants. The ideal candidate for a dental implant has bone adequacy, that is necessary to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy oral tissues.
What does the implant procedure?
It is a simple process that requires your cooperation with the specialist. Dr. Botos will consult with you to determine where and how it should be placed your implant. Depending on the specific condition and the type of implant chosen will create a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
• Replacement of a tooth. If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown will need it.
• Replacement of more teeth. If you are missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace them holding by two or more implants.
• Replace all your teeth. If you are missing all of your teeth 4-6 implants need to hold a full bridge or a full denture.
• Change in bone-deficient jaws. Dental defects or anatomical problems in the upper or lower jaw can create bone deficiency. To fix the problem, place bone grafts to the bone, make up the deficiency in order to be able to place implants.
The whole process involves prophylactic i antibiotics, topical anesthesia, implant placement and sutures. The time of the session is about 30 minutes.
What can I expect after the installation?
As you know, your own teeth require meticulous oral hygiene at home and annual visits to the dentist. Dental implants are like your own teeth and require the same care. In order to maintain your implants clean and without problems for lifetime, the oral hygiene is essential.