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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
- Stuart Froum, Dental Implant Complications: Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment, the USA 2016
- Jonathan Penchas, Dental Implants Made Simple, the USA 2011
- Pankaj P. Singh, A. Norman Cranin, Atlas of Oral Implantology, the UK 2010
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