The Life-Changing Solutions
Loosing our teeth is a nightmare for all of us. We can't eat, chew and bite properly, we feel uncomfortable and miserable. Dental implants offer a safe, modern and permanent solution for lost or missing teeth. Dental implants not only help to restore your proper chewing function but they also improve your quality of life. If you are looking for a reliable and excellent solution for your missing teeth look no further.
We at Batorfi Dental Clinic are dedicated to giving our patients the best dental implant services.
The Head of the Clinic, Dr Bela Batorfi is a well-known implant dentist successfully placing over 150 implants every month. He has developed a special interest in oral surgery, bone grafting and dental implants and he has undergone training all the major implantology courses: - BEGO-Semados Dental Implant System Course- Frident Ankylos Dental Implant System Course- Zimmer Dental- Swiss Plus Implant System Course- Tapered Screw Vent Dental Implant System Course- Nobel Biocare-Branemark and Replace Dental Implant System Course- Swiss Geistlich BioOss, BioGuide Bone Replacemen Course- Sinus Lift Course of the University of Graz, Austria- Master of Oral Medicine in Implantology in Münster in 2006. 'I would recommend you to anyone who is thinking of having dental implants and I would be more than pleased to show them the work you have done.'
- Peter Brennecke, UK -
We understand that deciding to have dental implant is not a simple decision so we would like to give you information to help you to make your choice based on confidence before you start your smile-changing transformation.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a biocomaptible titanium rod placed into the jawbone. After a few months the dental implant fuses with the bone, acts like a root and crowns or bridges can be attached to it.
If you are missing one or more teeth:When you have one missing tooth:
a crown on one dental implant can replace the missing tooth.
If several teeth are missing: a bridge supported by one or several implants is needed to replace some of your teeth.
If all of your natural teeth are missing: a full bridge or a denture supported by several dental implants can provide a reliable way to replace missing teeth.
We offer many different types of dental implants -each one designed to meet patient's expectations.
Implant placementWhat is a dental implant?
Dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of a bio-material, which is placed in the socket of the lost teeth to carry a tooth replacement. The material is generally pure, unalloyed titanium, which is completely accepted by the human body.
How does implantation take place?
During preliminary examinations the doctor checks the patient to decide if placement of dental implants can be carried out. This includes a dental examination (which teeth must be substituted, if the jaw is suitable for receiving the implants, taking of X-ray shots, ect.)
Then comes the planning of the replacement during which the dentist consults the patient on any possible problems (how many implants would be needed, if the patient wants a temporary replacement during the period of osseointegration, the expected costs of tooth substitution, making a schedule, etc.).
The insertion of implants is carried out under local anaesthesia, except if the patient is over the age of 65 or the health condition requires it, IV sedation is mandatory. First the dentist prepares the given part of the jaw, then inserts the implant. After the check-up and the insertion of necessary temporary solution the implants' healing period begins.
The healing period:
The healing period lasts for about 3-4 months. During this time bone cells grow into the micro-pores created on the surface of the implant. This process is called osseointegration, and ensures the implants fix in place and become able to support a normal biting load long-term without any damage. The healing period is only different when oral surgery had also been involved during or before the implantation process. In the cases of bone replacement with implantation the healing time is 6 months, sinus lift with implantation is 8 months.
When the healing period is over and before tooth replacement takes place, the healing screws are inserted into the implants. These healing screws have gum-forming function before the actual crowns or bridges are fitted. First the boning process of the implants are uncovered, then abutment pieces are fitted into them to support or retain the replacement. Following this, the prosthesis is prepared in the dental laboratory and fixed onto the implant.
Contact between patient and dentist does not stop here, with placement of the new teeth. Among the most important criteria for long-run success in dental implantation are good mouth hygiene and regular medical check-ups. Patients wearing implant-based tooth replacement must regularly attend examinations once a year. Then the dentist verifies the state of the attachment of the bone and of the mucosa around the implant(s) and that of the tooth replacement, and makes the necessary corrections (e.g. removes plaque).
What are the advantages of implantation compared to traditional tooth replacement?
In case of one or a few missing teeth in the middle of the row the replacement can be prepared by the substitution of the root of the lost teeth, while traditional prosthetics can only solve this by damaging neighbouring healthy teeth.
Implants provide a way to create a fixed prosthesis also in cases when traditionally only a partial removable denture could be prepared.
In these cases implant-based tooth replacement provides more stability and better chewing strength than traditional solutions. Besides feeling physically better while eating, the patient feels psychologically better. All these factors together improve the patient's quality of life.
In case of total edentulism implants can serve as abutments to fix or retain a prosthesis in many ways. Implants can be used to stabilise the removable prosthesis (with the help of ball-headed attachments or retention bars), or a sufficient number of implants can fix a complete artificial row (bridge or overdenture).
The fixing of the tooth replacement onto the natural teeth or implants can be done by cementing or screwing (when the prosthesis is made to be removable by the dentist).
Who do we advise dental implantation?
To all patients who choose this solution and who have no contraindications. However, implant-based tooth replacement is only recommended to those people who have proper mouth hygiene and are willing to follow the mouth hygiene rules proposed by the dentist.
Crucially for the success of the implantation, alcoholism, drug addiction and heavy smoking represent serious risk factors. Certain diseases can reduce the chance of success- like untreated diabetes, cardio-vascular diseases, and some other conditions.
Implantation cannot be carried out before the age of 14.
Why is proper mouth hygiene so important for patients wearing implants?
Good mouth hygiene has a basic role in the long term viability of implant-based tooth replacement. Beside cleaning the teeth twice a day with a tooth brush and tooth paste in the usual way the neck-part of the implants- or if it is covered by a crown, the surrounding gum and the underlying parts of the prosthesis must be carefully cleaned.
Plaque can be easily removed from these places with the help of an interdental tooth brush or dental floss.
Avoid the use of oral hygienic materials containing fluoride in high concentration!
The other important condition of a longrun success is a properly prepared prosthesis. If these two conditions are met, implants can last for a life-time.
Have allergy or tumorous diseases been noted in connection with implantation?
Implants are made of pure titanium. This metal has special biological characteristics, with which the bone can easily integrate. There is no record to be found which would state any allergy or tumours in connection with implants, as their surface is covered by a stable compound, titanium-oxide.