Frequently asked questions
How much is an implant?
The cost is 350-500-650 Euro; the difference in price will depend on the type of the implant used, Newer implants with more modern designs will cost more as they incorporate the very latest understanding and technology in the field.
What type of implants do you use?
The implants that I use are manufactured by the TBR company, the number one implants manufacturer from France. I use the Biotechnologyinstitute –BTI – ® implants as well, the number one implants manufacturer from Spain, company which is deeply involved in the research not only in the implantology field, but also in the utilisation of PRGF-Plasma Rich in Growth Factors in all medical fields.
What is PRGF-Plasma Rich in Growth Factors
PRGF-Plasma Rich in Growth Factors is an autologous product prepared from the patient’s own blood by centrifugation; after a volume of 20-80 ml of blood is withdrawn from the patient’s veins, this volume is centrifuged and the plasma, leucocytes (white blood cells) and red blood cells are separated. The plasma, rich in platelets (thrombocytes), is applied on the implant or on the place of the extraction. In this way, the healing process is accelerated and pain and swelling decrease after surgical interventions as the platelets (thrombocytes) eliminate growth factors. Thereby, the implants integrate faster into the bone and the risk that the implant will not integrate decreases.
Furthermore, Plasma Rich in Growth Factors can be injected in the facial tissues, where it activates the tissue regeneration, countering the degenerative processes that happen in the skin after 30 years. This way, the cells from the skin are stimulated to produce more hyaluronic acid. Consequently, the changes of the facial tegument are: the hydration, consistency and luminosity increase, the wrinkles fade away. Three infiltrations are recommended in the first 3 months and after that, from one to three annual infiltrations are needed, depending on the age and type of skin.
Is there any risk of the implant being rejected by the organism?
Yes, there is a risk that the implant will not integrate into the bone, though it is very important to mention that the chances of the integration to happen are 98%. In the 2% of the cases, when the implant does not integrate, it is removed and the place is properly cleaned. After the recovery, the implant can be applied in the exact same place and it integrates into the bone without any problems.
After how long from the insertion of the implant can the crown, teeth be performed on the implant?
The implant needs from 3 to 6 months to integrate into the bone, depending on the quality of the bone.
Which is the price of the tooth on an implant?
It must be said that the price of a crown on an implant varies between 250-450 Euro, depending on the material and method of anchoring the crown on the implant. There are 2 ways of anchoring the crown on the implant: cemented on a prosthetic abutment or screwed together with the prosthetic abutment on the implant. The option where the abutment is screwed is superior because there is no cement, which is damaging for the implant if it is in excess. Moreover, unscrewing the crown for sanitation or changes is possible any moment (whereas in the case of the cemented crowns, this thing can’t be done without damaging the abutment).
The materials used are Zirconium or metal-alloy based on Chromium-Cobalt. Zirconium is more compatible with the gum. On the other hand, the method of confectioning the zirconium makes the crown more precise, as it is done computerized. The prices are 250 Euro cemented porcelain fused to metal crown and 350 Euro screwed porcelain fused to metal crown, 350 Euro cemented ceramic or zirconia crown and 450 Euro screwed ceramic or zirconia crown.
Is it possible to insert the implant and anchor the crown at the same time?
It is possible if the bone has high quality, has a proper volume and density. It is important to know that the prices will significantly increase as it involves extra prosthetic components and a temporary crown/prosthesis.
Is bone grafting necessary in my case for inserting an implant?
When the bone has a reduced volume, the grafting is necessary; for determining the necessity of a bone grafting, in most cases, a C.T. scan is needed as the C.T. will highlight the bone three-dimensional.
What type of bone do you use for the bone grafting?
Whenever is possible, the bone of the patient is used, bone which is obtained mostly from collecting the bone “sawdust” when the implant is inserted. Sometimes though, when the bone atrophy is very big, a bone graft is required, collected from the area of the maxillary (chin, ramus etc.) if not, the synthetic bone is used (sinus lift).