Reviewed by Karolina Kownacka, MD, PhD
Dental implants in Poland are dedicated for those patients who have serious problems with teeth. This treatment has become very popular and now is offered by almost all dentists. The price for implants varies depending on mainly the location of the dentist office. If you feel you may need dental implants, this article is for you!
Dental Implants – definition
An implant itself is a screw made of titanium and is placed in the gum. It replaces a lost tooth and functions as its root. On the implant, the dentist installs a crown – which substitutes the visible part of a tooth. A lot of people with teeth problems decide to have implants, as it is often the only effective and long-lasting solution which restores the smile.
What Are Dental Implants?
Implants are a type of dental restoration, so it can help to restore your smile. With the implants usage, we are able to reverse the time and make your smile beautiful again.
Every dental implant includes three parts:
- A crown on implant – the crown looks like the natural tooth is very long-lasting and lasts up to 20 years.
- An implant – usually made of titanium, it replaces the root of the tooth.
- An abutment – this is the part, which connects the implant to the crown. It is a crucial component because in case of any damage to the crown you don’t have to replace the whole implant – only the crown.
Fun facts about implants:
- Implants are made of the same materials as spaceships or rockets – titanium. That is why they are so strong and last a lifetime!
- Implants go way back and have a long history. Mayans used tooth-like shells as implants even around 600 AD.
- Implants cannot have cavities.
- 25% of people over 74 years old have lost all of their teeth.
- in the USA over 3 million people have implants installed and this number is still growing!
Most like natural teeth
Every tooth has roots, which keep the tooth secured and properly anchored in the jaw. Roots serve one specific purpose – they keep teeth in place. Moreover, every time you chew, the pressure from your teeth follows the roots and therefore stimulates the jawbone. This stimulation prevents the jaw from deterioration. Dental implants work almost exactly the same, as implants are very well-built into the bone. Moreover, implants are also easily absorbed by the body, hence the bone itself. Implants are made of titanium. It is a type of metal which has a unique ability to osseointegrate with the bone and is not rejected by the human body. Crown on the implant is also very natural and the difference from natural teeth is hardly visible.
Benefits of having teeth implants abroad
Dental implants are the best available solution to all people struggling with severe teeth problems. The dentist installs them on one visit, and the results appear immediately. Implants are the most long-lasting solution and look the most natural.
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Dental implants in Poland – candidates
You need to be qualified for dental implants by the dentist. Good candidates for implants:
- have a sufficient amount of bone structure, thanks to which the implant can be anchored
- have no gum infections
- are aware of the fact they will need to take a proper care of their new teeth
- do not struggle with any serious and long-term illnesses (and if they do, they are under doctor’s control)
The treatment consists of 2 stages. The first phase involves firstly a tooth extraction and bone augmentation if necessary. Then, the implantologist puts an implant in your bone. If the implant replaces the front tooth, your dentist can place a temporary crown on implant so that you will have the whole tooth after the 1st stage of treatment. The healing time between two stages lasts 4-6 months. After that time, you may complete the treatment with permanent crowns. However, before crowns are placed, the dentists installs healing rings. The crown is prepared especially for you, as a result of which its size, shape, and color look totally natural. After the crown is installed, your treatment is completed.
Medical tests required
No tests are necessary before implantation. The only thing you need is the x-ray of your teeth or a ct scan. If you provide the dentist with ct scan/x-ray in advance, you will be given a professional opinion, treatment plan, and the price.
Length of the treatment
Implantation is a 2-stage treatment. The 1st stage lasts about 3-4 days. The second stage takes from 5 to 7 working days because the laboratory needs to prepare crowns in that time. Installing the implants lasts only 2-3 hours.
In general, the implantation procedure is performed under local anesthesia. It is enough and general anesthesia is not necessary, in fact. Still, if you insist that the treatment is done under general sedation, just ask your dentist whether it is possible because in some cases, dentists may agree to apply general anesthesia.
Risks and complications
Implantation treatment, as other surgical procedures, involves possible complications, which are:
- rejection of an implant
- injury to certain blood vessels
- problems with sinus
An experienced specialist is able to reduce the degree of risks to the minimum. So, it is important that you choose a well-qualified, experienced and renowned implatologist with great reviews from his previous patients.
Most important information about implants in Poland:
|Price||from 480 GBP|
|Number of trips needed||2 trips
First stage - implantation
Second stage -crown on implant installment
|Stay in Poland||first stage - 3 working days
second stage - 5 working days
|Procedure time||on average 2 hours|
|Anesthesia||Local or sedation|
|Healing time||6 months (time of osseointegration)|
The longest-lasting tooth replacements
After their installation dental implants become an integral part of your jawbone and become a permanent solution. Some of the patients frequently ask about dental bridges to fill the existing gaps. It is crucial to understand that teeth are exposed to quite a lot of pressure, as we use them every day a great deal – simply to chew, tear up or crush the food. This amount of repeated pressure means that bridges may not last a long time. Usually, dental bridges last on average 15 years. On the other hand, dental implants have the lifetime warranty. On the already installed implant, you may have a crown placed or an overdenture installed, even at a later date. We offer a wide range of affordable dental implants on various levels – international, standard or premium.
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Prevent bone loss and flatten your risk of cavities or gum disease
It may be surprising to you, but bone loss is imminently connected to tooth loss. Bone is a living tissue which needs continual stimulation to stay strong and healthy, survive or rebuild itself. The stimulation is normally provided by teeth. But in a situation when the even one tooth is lost, the bone starts to resorb, dissolve or just simply “melt”. Furthermore, if you are missing a tooth, obviously, a gap is formed, where after every meal food is trapped. This leads to increased level of bacteria accumulation which leads to cavities, gum diseases or bad breath. Dental implants are the only solution available, which can stop the process of bone loss.
Dental implants do not require any special care
You should treat your implants just like your natural teeth. You do not have to maintain any special cleaning regime, but remember to brush them daily, rinse and floss. Another good news is that implants will never need root canal treatments or fillings and the color of the crown will not change and you will not suffer from any discoloration. The only thing which might compromise the implants is a gum disease. However, good oral hygiene, regular visits to the dentist and cleaning will be enough to make sure that your implants last you a lifetime – just like they are designed to.
Dental Implants Abroad – prices
Dental implants do not belong to cheap treatments, but they are worth the price. The price for implants differs from country to country. It is known that in Scandinavian countries or the UK, the price for dental implants is very high, hence many patients decide to come for the treatment to Poland. The price of an implant depends also on the implant brand and years of warranty. In the UK, one implant costs 2500 GBP on average, in Germany – about 2000 GBP, while in Poland the price for one implant is about 1000 GBP.
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Affordable prices in Poland
We are glad that we can offer you implants in the best price on the market! Our price for a dental implant starts from just 1000 GBP! It is over 1500 GBP less in comparison to UK or German price lists, so you can save up to 75%! Many of our patients are shocked that the prices are so low, but it’s true! Feel free to contact our consultants. We will be happy to provide you with cheap dental implants and organize your stay in Poland!
Dental Implants Poland – FAQ
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are artificial imitations of your natural teeth root. They are made of titanium and their role is to attach dental bridges or crowns to the jawbone. Once they are anchored they are covered by the visible elements that serve as your teeth.
Are dental implants safe?
Dental implants are totally safe. Our clinics use state-of-art methods of implantation that are non-invasive. This modern kind of treatment allows over 99% of our patient for a successful integration of the implants in the jawbone. For many years our surgeons are putting the effort in improving services to meet your expectations in the best way and to provide as safe procedures as it is possible.
What is implant made of?
Nowadays, most popular dental implants are made of titanium due to the fact that it is a material highly acceptable by the human body (almost 99% of people can have titanium implants).
Can I have allergic reaction to implants?
There is no need for you to take any allergen testing before the implantation. That is because that titanium is highly biocompatible, what means it does not cause any allergic reaction and is accepted by the body.
Is implantation painful?
Most of our patients consider the process of implantation as a way less painful than root canal treatment. What is more, it is performed under local anesthesia. That means you will be conscious but unable to feel what the dentist does. There is also a possibility for you to ask the surgeon for general anesthesia if needed.
Will I feel pain after the visit?
It is normal that the gums are a bit sensitive right after the surgery. That sort of discomfort usually gradually fades away as the gums are healing. Most of our patients feel relief already the day after the surgery.
What is the durability of implants?
Dental implants are the most durable way of full jaw restoration that is known nowadays. This kind of treatment can last for a lifetime if a proper hygiene and care of mouth is performed.
Is there a guarantee for implants?
The guarantee for the implants if always provided. The duration of it is different if it comes to various brands chosen. It is always at least 10 years, or more. Most producers give a guarantee that lasts a lifetime.
Will I need to have a bone graft?
If you have lost your teeth long time ago the bone may gradually disappear as it has nothing to carry. Due to that, in some cases, the bone graft is required before the implantation. On the first appointment, the dentist will examine your x-rays and can perform the bone graft, if it is needed. Then, he may start the implantation process straight away.
May I have implants if I smoke?
Smokers are exposed to complications in the healing process. That process is crucial as if the gums are not recovering properly it might have a negative effect on the general durability of the implants.
How long does the implantation treatment last?
You would be asked to come to Poland twice as the whole treatment is performed in 2 stages. During the first one, implants installation is performed. It may take from 2 to 3 working days. Then, the healing time is needed and it lasts 3-6 months. After that period you come back to Poland for the second step of the treatment. It usually takes 5 to 7 days. Once the implants are covered with permanent crowns your treatment is done.
When can I go back to work after treatment?
There are no contraindications for coming back to work the day after the surgery. However, the dentist may advise you not to push yourself physically.
How long does it take to install the implant?
Typical implantation procedure lasts from 30 to 60 minutes. However, that time may be a bit longer if any other dental issues will occur, for example, bone graft.
Can I have tooth extraction and implant placement on one visit?
Generally, it is necessary to wait with implants installation for least 3 months after the extraction. However, there is also possible to do it at one appointment. That is due to the fact that once the gums start to heal it is not advised to interrupt the process with further treatment before they are strong enough to cope it.
Will I be without a tooth during the healing time?
During the first stage of the treatment, the implantologist usually attaches temporary crowns to the implants, so you will be able to speak and eat normally. Once the healing time is over he exchanges it into temporary crowns.
Can I be too old or too young for implants?
It is not advised to perform dental implants for patients who are under 18 since the bone and dental structure is not fully developed and may still change. Except for that requirement of being over 18, there are no contraindications on the issue of the age.
Is it possible to replace all teeth with implants?
It is possible. This kind of treatment is commonly known as so-called ‘ all-on-4’ or ‘all-on-6’. Depending on the necessity, the dentist may install 4 or 6 implants and cover it with a permanent bridge. It is considered to be the most durable and effective solution for patients with significant teeth loos.
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