1. What is an implant-prosthetic work?

Implant Prosthetics is a branch of dentistry that combines implantology with prosthetics.

Implant Prosthetic work involves the restoration of missing teeth by placing implants with prosthetic restoration on them.

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The beginning stage of the treatment planning is crucial. During the first consultation, the implantologist and prosthodontist determine what the final result might look like. The patient is presented with all the possible treatment options and chooses the one that is most convenient in terms of comfort, functionality and budget. This is also the best time to ask all the questions that may arise.

How much does dental implant cost?

Every patient has different bone conditions, hence it is impossible to estimate the cost of treatment without prior consultation. The cost of an implant-prosthetic work will vary depending on the implant system chosen, the consideration of the implant template and temporary work, the material used, the number of implants and crowns required for the restoration and the need for additional implant components such as multi-unit or a bar.

How do I plan an implant-prosthetic restoration?

The planning of the implant-prosthetic work is based on a detailed clinical interview with the patient, the images taken (pantomographic, tomography, digital images) and their analysis, an intraoral examination and learning about the patient’s preferences and expectations.

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During the consultation, the implantologist checks the patient’s hygiene, evaluates the quantity and quality of the bone in the area where the implant is to be placed, measures the thickness of the alveolar bone, the distance to the maxillary sinus and the distance to the chin nerve. They also assess whether prior bone reconstruction, sinus lift (closed or open method) or bone grafting is required.

The prosthodontist, in turn, examines the temporomandibular joint, evaluates if and by how much vertical dimension of occlusion (VDO) should be increased, checks the patient’s oral hygiene and how many teeth need to be reconstructed, assesses facial midline, checks for malocclusion and the condition of the remaining teeth and carries out periodontal examination. Many other factors that can have an impact on the final result are also taken into account. Therefore the initial prosthetic consultation is the first and the most important step in determining whether a patient qualifies for a reconstructive procedure. Only then, based on all the information provided, the dental team can formulate a detailed treatment plan.

The next visit is the implantation procedure.

Implantation can take place traditionally with a flap incision or as a navigated implantation with an implant template previously designed by a dental technician.

Dental Implant template

There are two main stages of dental implant treatment: one-stage vs. two-stage implant surgery. One-stage surgery involves placing the implant and allowing healing support to come through the gums. Two-stage surgery is the standard approach, where the implant is initially submerged, and a second surgery is performed to connect the abutment. You can read more about this in the link below.

Is getting a dental implant worth it?

Once the implant fuses to the bone (a process called osseointegration), we can move on to the final stage – making your permanent prosthesis.

2. What kind of work can we do on dental implants?

Implant-supported restorations include:

  • individual single crowns on implants,
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Pojedyncza korona na implancie BICON
  • implant-supported bridges,
  • complete works on implants in edentulism (complete loss of all dentition):
    • All-on-4, All-on-6 or All-on-8 dental implants
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    • Telescopic prosthesis – on 2 or 4 implants
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    • prosthesis on LOCKiTs – on 2 or 4 implants

Dental Implants All on 4, All on 6 and All on 8 – Full Arch Implant Supported Bridge

Monolith ceramic dental bridge solution allows passive bonding of the work and therefore fewer failures, including minimising the possibility of fracture, high specific strength and long service life. The bridge is characterised by corrosion resistance, lightness and strong biocompatibility, as well as a low modulus of elasticity. Furthermore, the bridge-multi-unit connection allows for greater stress compensation.

The bridge-monolith connections are tight and at the gingival border and therefore easy to clean. The ideal example is a bridge with 8 implants, although 6 implants is already the optimal version. It is worth noting that the more implants, the more stable the work and the less chance of any failure, hence it is not worth saving on the proposed number of implants.

The titanium dental bridge can be covered with opaque material and its silver colour can be camouflaged to make the final work more aesthetically pleasing.

Ball attachment dentures

A skeletal prosthesis in the lower jaw on ball attachments is made on 4 implants or, in conditions of low bone quantity, on 2. This system is the placement of two dental implants in the lower jaw that allows the denture to snap into place.

Telescopic dentures and bridges

Telescopic skeletal dentures in the upper jaw are made on 4 implants. Unfortunately, composite as well as acrylic material is prone to wear, necessitating more frequent replacement.