Dental implant placement is the most advanced, reliable and durable tooth restoration method nowadays. If implants and crowns are properly looked after, they will last for a lifetime. Besides, it is a long-term investment into your perfect smile and a way to get back your ability to chew food as with your own natural teeth.
Dental implantation is the only way to restore the whole tooth from root to crown. As regards any other method (for example, dental crowns), they may help to restore only the visible part of the tooth. Moreover, teeth replacement using dental implants is possible no matter how many teeth are missing: one, a few in a row or even all. Around 97- 98 % of implantation procedures are successful*.
*The implants placed in healed and postextractive sites, respectively, achieved a 98,05% and a 96,52% cumulative survival rate. (Degidi M, Nardi D, Piattelli A. 10-year follow-up of immediately loaded implants with TiUnite porous anodized surface. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 2012 Dec; 14(6):828-38.
An implant is a small metal post which is placed into the jawbone. It replaces the natural tooth root.
Dental implants are made of titanium, which is extremely compatible with the human body: it integrates with the jawbone perfectly, it does not cause allergies and it is not rejected by the immune system.
Following the minimally invasive surgery an artificial crown is fixed on the implant, whose neither appearance nor functionality differ from the natural tooth.
In 1965 Per-Ingvar Branemark, the father of modern dental implants, inserted the first implant to a Swede called Gösta Larsson, who lived with the implant more than forty years, i.e. for the rest of his life. The biggest breakthrough of the time was achieved when it was noticed that titanium fuses with bone tissue. The process is called osseointegration. Nowadays implants are, of course, far more superior to the ones planted half a century ago and ideally replace missing teeth.
The dental implantation procedure is usually divided into 2 stages:
“I’ve been practising immediate loading for more than 10 years. My experience shows that it’s a reliable way to restore teeth. The patient doesn’t have to live a day without teeth”.
Where does it start from? First of all, a patient comes for a consultation, comprehensive diagnostics is performed (an X-ray and /or a CBCT is done) to determine the anatomy and density of the patient’s jawbone and assess the overall oral and dental health. Afterwards a customised treatment plan is developed and discussed with the patient. The doctor can suggest a few dental implant treatment options. For example, if needed, a sinus lift may be recommended.
For patients with edentulous arches, instead of having all the missing teeth replaced with separate implants, we suggest the All-on-4® treatment concept, where a dental bridge with all teeth of one dental arch is fixed on 4 implants. Learn more about All-on-4®.
We also invite you to read FAQs, which you will find at the bottom of this page.
Teeth replacement using dental implants are far superior to dental bridges or removable dentures in many ways.
Teeth for life
Stable and comfortable teeth
For patients who are scared of the dentist’s chair, at “Dantų harmonija – Dental Harmony” sedation may be suggested as a solution, which is the use of medication. The patient sleeps throughout the entire procedure and wakes up only when everything is over. The whole process is monitored by a professional dentist anaesthesiologist.
Dentistry sedation is mostly used when:
If the patient is not sure about his or her reaction and behaviour during the treatment procedure or the degree of his or her negative sensations, it is advisable to consult your dentist and discuss sedation as an option. The dentist will take into consideration the patient’s condition, his or her concerns and expectations and then will decide whether sedation would be appropriate.
Although dental implantation is more expensive than removable dentures or dental bridges, it is a long-term investment. Dental implants used at “Dantų harmonija – Dental Harmony” are given a lifetime warranty, which is provided by the manufacturers.
The All-on-4® treatment concept is a treatment method developed by the Swedish company Nobel Biocare that provides patients with fixed full-arch prostheses on just four implants.
• It is cheaper as only 4 implants are used for a full-arch rehabilitation.
• It is faster as the teeth are restored in one day.
• It is more convenient as this is a non-removable appliance.
Nobel Biocare Holding AG is the pioneer and leader in the field of innovative implant-based dental restorations and cosmetic dentistry. More than a million people worldwide are enjoying implants manufactured by them. The headquarters of the company are located in Zurich, Switzerland. Its share of the global dental implant market makes up 35 percent. The company has over 2 500 employees worldwide. The company has its main production facilities in Sweden, Japan, Canada, Israel and the USE along with 35 sales offices around the world (the source: www.nobelsypsena.lt)
*Provided that the implantation procedure is performed by a highly qualified professional who uses top quality dental implants, the overall success rate is around 97 – 98%.
*The implants placed in healed and postextractive sites, respectively, achieved a 98,05% and a 96,52% cumulative survival rate. (Degidi M, Nardi D, Piattelli A. 10-year follow-up of immediately loaded implants with TiUnite porous anodized surface. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 2012 Dec;14(6):828-38.
Implant surgery is performed under anaesthesia with some patients opting for sedation (the patient sleeps throughout the entire procedure and wakes up only when everything is over). “People still find it hard to believe that implant loading is pain-free,” says Senior Dental Implantologist Marius Bučinskas. “At first, all patients are shy, tense or afraid, but after the operation they are amazed as it wasn’t so scary as they’d expected. Their second visit is a completely different story: they enter the office confidently knowing that it won’t hurt.”
No. The colour of the crown will be selected digitally, which allows for a very accurate choice of the colour. Thus, the artificial crown will ideally match the colour of your natural teeth.
If you have lost a tooth, it is recommended to have it restored, one way or another. Teeth are a harmonious system, for example, the lower teeth act as support for the upper ones or the teeth that are near the empty space will gradually slope towards the cavity, the chewing will load becomes uneven. As a result, some teeth will deteriorate faster.
|„Nobel Biocare®“ implant||800 €|
|All-on-4® (I stage (surgery): 4 implants, placement of 10 temporary teeth)||4500 €|
|All-on-4® (II stage (prosthetics): fixture of 12 permanent teeth)||from 3200 €|
|Trefoil™ (3 implants, 12 definitive teeth (in one day))||5000 €|
|Sedation (with anesthesiologist)||220 €|
The prices indicated here are provisional. Only after an examination and consultation the doctor will be able to provide you with a precise treatment cost.