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Computerized Dental Implanting

The world of imaging, which enables adapting a personal look, home design and such, has also penetrated the area of dentistry, including dental implanting, and today constitutes one of the most advanced means in this process. Computerized dental implanting utilizes CT machines, shorten the treatment time and guarantee impressive results in every mouth.

For the past three decades, the area of dental implants has been gaining momentum every year, with the introduction of advanced systems, such as the method of single day dental implanting, basal implanting in case of jaw bone deficiency, sinus lifting and more.

Before the introduction of computerized dental implanting, dentists used their personal knowledge in technologies which today can be defined as “obsolete” in order to perform the procedure. They would plan the work and its execution based on the results of a clinical examination, would take two-dimensional X-rays such as a panoramic photograph, in order to see the entire mouth and suit crowns and such.

This way, in an attempt to adapt the treatment method and plan the teeth implant procedure to the patient, many questions arose, such as: what is the jaw’s internal structure? What is the bone’s capability of absorbing the dental implant? What should be the implant’s optimal length? These questions and more could not be answered in advance, and it was necessary to begin the implanting process and only then examine the results. Consequently, occasionally it was necessary to return and repair previous unsuccessful procedures.

Final Restoration Model using Computerized Imaging

Nowadays, computerized imaging assists dentists performing dental implanting, who require a lot of data on the jaw’s bone and anatomy. Computerized imaging constitutes part of the process of selecting the method of treatment and suiting teeth, when the information about the jaw is delivered to the treating dentist via the computer.

Using computerized imaging it is possible to build a unique plastic model of the missing teeth. The patient’s mouth is photographed and he undergoes a CT scan, as part of which , due to the model’s specific material, the dentist can estimate the structure of the implants compared with the jaw’s anatomic structure and reach the correct decisions.

The CT images are transferred to be deciphered and segmented by a designated dental implanting computer program, which makes a three-dimensional model of the jaw and, using the data received, the dentist examines whether his planning of the location of the implants was correct, the appropriate angle to perform the implanting, and even prepares a basis with the exact location of the implants, which assists him in the process of placing the dental implants in their correct locations in the jaw.

Computerized Imaging Saves Time and Prevents Unnecessary Pain and Suffering

The fact that the dentist performing the dental implanting can receive the critical data about the jaw via the computerized scanning, guarantees maximal suitability of the implanting method to the jaw’s condition and structure, placing the implants in the correct locations as well as preparing for any problem arising during the imaging.

Prices of Dental Implants

Dental implant treatments have been found to be very effective for problems of lack of teeth, which could be caused by a variety of reasons. Despite their effectiveness, it is a known fact that dental implant treatments also involve a significant financial cost. The prices of dental implant treatments vary from case to case, but as a rule they are expensive compared with other dental treatments, and can reach amounts of tens of thousands of Shekels and even more in cases of complex procedures, such as dental implants for people with bone deficiency. Whether you have already received consultation and a price quote and you are deliberating how to proceed, and whether you have not yet begun searching for a professional – you must know what the price includes, why there are large differences between dentists and which parameters affect the price of dental implants.

Dental Implants – a Long Term Investment

Dental implants are small screw-like components made of titanium. The dental implants are inserted into the jaw bone, thus reconstructing the structure of the destroyed teeth and restoring the mouth. Dental implanting uses expensive and quality materials, therefore the cost of the treatment is expensive compared with other treatments. Implanted teeth are intended to last a long time in the mouth, therefore the price of the implant should be regarded as a long term investment and as a means of significantly improving the quality of life. Generally, the price of dental implants is affected by three factors: the type of implants, the technology used for performing the procedure, and the dentist’s professionalism and experience.

As a result of this approach of a long term investment, and understanding the importance of receiving an extremely professional treatment, the consideration of the dentist’s level of expertise often prevails over the geographic consideration for many patients, and the sometimes choose to undergo dental implanting in Tel-Aviv even if they live in other areas in the country, from north to south, especially when considering a complex procedure.

What Comprises the Price of Dental Implanting?

The price of dental implanting is composed, as stated, of various parameters – the cost of the implants, the cost of the crown or bridge placed above the implants and the price of the treatment itself. In addition, it should be assumed that when considering advanced and innovative procedures such as single day dental implanting, or treatments which require additional resources such as dental implanting under full anesthesia, which in this case require an anesthetist, special equipment and such, their price will naturally be higher.

Price Range

The prices of dental implants change from time to time based on the changing technologies and the developments in the type and quality of the implants. Generally, the price of implanting one tooth can reach about 6,000 NIS. For example, a single implant can cost around 3,000 NIS, a structure installed on the implant costs around 1,300 NIS and the average price of a crown covering the implant is around 1,800 NIS, but can vary according to the type of the crown. It should be taken into account that there may be more complex cases there higher costs will be required for the purpose of a preliminary treatment such as implanting missing bone.

Important to Remember

The implants are the basis of the entire dental implanting process and they have a very wide price range. When it comes to dental treatments, extremely cheap prices may indicate lower quality. It is important to understand that saving on the cost of the implants in the short term may lead to high financial costs in the long term for the maintenance or repair of the implants due to low quality. It is always recommended to receive a second opinion and receive several price quotes from a number of dentists.

To summarize, the reasons for the gaps in the prices of dental implants are varied – from using various types of dental implants, to using treatment accessories, the dentist’s expertise and more.

Dental implantology under general anesthesia

Dental implantology is a surgical procedure and like all other surgeries has to be performed under careful supervision of experts and surgeons. Each of the stages has to be monitored so that no complications arise during the process. Dental implants also require some form of anesthesia so that discomfort or pain is not a part of the procedure and the patient wakes up feeling happy and fresh. This can be local anesthesia or intravenous sedation during the surgery. You can opt for dental implantology under general anesthesia depending on your case, the duration of the surgery and your anxiety. You have to be comfortable during the procedure for it to be successful and, it is your decision to choose the form of anesthesia to be used. You can discuss in details the pros and cons of each of these with your surgeon.

If the dental implant surgery requires only about a few hours or only one or two implants are to be placed, local anesthesia can suffice in most cases. Here the part where the implant is about to take place is numbed so that you do not feel any pain during the procedure but, you will be aware and conscious of everything that’s happening around you. This is simpler than dental implantology under general anesthesia because its effects wear off quickly. Often for extractions and inconsequential implants local anesthesia is a better and more cost-effective option. However, if the surgery is a little more complicated, if quite a few teeth have to be replaced or fixed using implants, then a stronger sedative can be used. Your doctor or surgeon can guide you better in decision making.

You can choose conscious sedation or IV sedation during your surgical procedure which is stronger than local anesthesia. You will be aware of the proceedings but the sedation will numb your entire body so that you will be in a semi-conscious stage. Your medical history too is a deciding factor when it comes to choosing between local anesthesia and dental implantology under general anesthesia. The doctor will first carefully check your medical records and see whether there are any chances of complications. Also many patients suffer from anxiety disorder and therefore a stronger sedative can be better where they can relax during the surgery. Preplanning is the key here to avoid any undue event during the surgery.

If a case is risky or requires long hours, dental implantology under general anesthesia can be the preferred route. A specialized anesthetist will be responsible for regulating the anesthesia dose so that the surgery goes smoothly. Though modern anesthesia does not have much after-effects, nausea or headache are common because the sedative takes about a day to wear off completely. However, it is far from risky and if you choose experienced surgeon and good medical facility the chances of success with dental implants is ensured. During your consultation discuss all the points; ask questions about implants so that you are prepared for the surgery. Your mirror is waiting to smile at you.

Dental Implantology in Tel Aviv

When looking for a professional, we naturally prefer the one who renders services close to our residence. However, this is not necessary the case in the field of medicine, including dentistry. Very often, when talking about complex treatment, the major consideration will not necessarily be the geographic vicinity, but the level of the clinic’s professionalism and its fields of expertise. For examples, there are cases, which require complex dental implantology, such as dental implantology for patients inflicted with lack of bone, or patients who have a thin bone, on which it is impossible to transplant directly dental implants. An additional example is performing dental implantology under general anesthesia, a procedure requiring the presence of an anesthesiologist in addition to the dentist carrying out the implantology itself.

It is important to know that complex dental care often require a qualification in the field of oral surgery, and not every dentist has this knowledge, the training and the experience that ensure the best results. Mishandling often means the need for an additional treatment to solve the problem the patient has suffered from in the first place or for fixing problems created during the failed treatment. There is no dispute that such a situation may lead to a waste of time, financial costs and considerable distress for the patient.

The importance of the geographic vicinity in selecting a dentist will be lower also with people suffering fear of dental care of have dental anxiety. Quite often these people will choose a dentist mainly according to the level of security the doctor will give them, and will be loyal to the doctor they trust, even if it means travelling a long distance for the treatment.

The Basal Implantology Center enjoys a wide and loyal circle of clients from across the country. Many arrive at the Center to undergo dental implantology in Tel Aviv even if they do not reside in the central region. That is thanks to the advantages the Basal Implantology Center offers in the form of the staff of expert doctors, which can suggest advanced solutions for each dental problem. For example, the center offers dental implantology within one day, a procedure which allows to load a number of implants in the same treatment instead of a series of treatments which require long recovery periods of several months between one treatment ad another and may be prolonged up to a year. In addition, the Center offers an advanced procedure called Basal Implantology, which constitutes a fast and best solution for patients inflicted with lack of bone, without the need for sinus lifting and bone transplantation. Via Basal Implantology, it is possible to enjoy permanent teeth within one single day!

Furthermore, the Basal Implantology Center offers treatments and dental implantology under general anesthesia, which help patients undergo the treatment with minimum pains and side effects. For people suffering from dental anxiety, the possibility to undergo a treatment under general anesthesia may help in overcoming the fear, and certainly with the knowledge that they are in the best hands and that the entire procedure is accompanied by a staff of experts at the Center.

The Basal Implantology Center is located at the Opera Tower in Tel Aviv, a convenient and accessible location for public transportation or private cars (The building has a parking facility for a fee). The Center patients may enjoy the beautiful calming scenery of the sea in the course of the treatment and the recovery phase that follows it. We invite you to visit the Center and be impressed by the clinic, hear about the offered treatments and seek advice regarding the most appropriate treatment for you.

For a consultation appointment, press contact us for Dental Implantology in Tel Aviv.

Basal Implantology

Basal Implantology

The Basal Implantology technology does not take into account the bone condition and allows a full and rapid solution for those requiring dental implantology. There are various ways of filling the mouth with teeth, however when the options are removable teeth or a long and painful implantology, it is hard not to identify with the helplessness of those suffering from this problem. The fear that the removable teeth will loosen following a sneezing or even when talking passionately leads most patients to choose dental implantology.

With all its advantages, implantology also has quite a few disadvantages.

The most prominent one is the rigid schedule, which might last even 18 months, due to the required medical process and the risk of the implant rejection. “Today, we may announce also in Israel, the commencement of the use of an innovative method, operating partially yet successfully in the world for several years called Basal Dental Implantology“, explains Dr. Lari Sapoznikov. “This method was developed in Nice, France, already twenty years ago, by Prof. Gérard Scortecci (president of ICOI) , a dentist expert in dental implantology. Ever since the beginning of this development to date, the method has further been updated and developed to the present stage where it is definitely becoming the preferable method for treating patients requiring dental implantology”.

Dr. Lari Sapoznikov, of the leading and experienced in the country in dental implantology explains that a Periodontal disease, the leading reason for dental problems and the need for dental implantology, was defined as one of the decade diseases. “The quality of our life, the poor nutrition and the dismissive reference to medical recommendations, lead to the situation where we, the dentists, come across more and more patients, also young ones, who need dental implantology. One should understand that when explaining to a young person that from now on he will have to learn how to live with removable teeth, we actually destroy his quality of life, his social life and sometimes even his career”.

“The Basal Implantology method provides a solution almost without exception to whoever requires dental implantology. This method hardly takes into account the bone condition. In the regular implantology method, we must perform the implantology by means of screwing a bolt into the jawbone.  Because of severe periodontal problems, for many of the patients this process is not possible due to lack of bone or a bone that is too thin or weak. In the Basal Implantology method we hardly take into account the bone condition but match the implant to the jaw and not vice versa. Furthermore, not only does the prosthodontics process not resemble the process of an ordinary dental implantology, but also by using the Basal Method, we succeed in restoring the mouth within only 7 days. The patient may leave the clinic after the first treatment with a set of teeth, which although they are temporary they are fixed onto the jaw and are not removable, allowing him for the first time in a long period to eat, smile and act naturally.

The matching and the Basal implantology process is carried out at several points in the lower and/or upper jaw, where it is possible to perform a stable implantology of the plant and from them, by means of a bridge-like structure, brackets in various angles are sent, imaging the angles of the teeth in the mouth, according to the structure of the jaw. The surgical procedure in the Basal Implantology method lasts up to about 7 hours, according to the number of implantations that have to be carried out, and enables at the patient at the end of the procedure to leave with temporary teeth, when the permanent teeth will be inserted into the jaw two-three days later, according to their manufacturing time. The reason for the long treatment at that same concentrated day, in which a set of teeth is matched, is the measuring process, which takes time and requires the patient’s vigilance so he may attest to comfort or difficulty during the matching process.

The procedure is performed without general anesthesia, but use is made of numbing pills, suitable for this type of surgical procedure. The Basal Implantology method is, in fact, more expensive by 25% than the ordinary dental implantology; but the long wait for teeth in the ordinary implantology method, the risk of the implant absorption quality and the possibility of its rejection along with the pain and suffering entailed therein, raise the question whether we are not talking about a much more qualitative cost effectiveness than a dry financial datum. In addition, Dr. Sapoznikov explains that the customized matching and manufacturing of the parts have a significant part in increasing the cost of the process.

“Unfortunately”, says Dr. Sapoznikov,” the method does not yet suit patients suffering from Osteoporosis or are at high risk due to severe heart conditions, however the mere great successes of restoring countless patients who believed that they would be forced to live with a closed mouth or with removable dentures, are amazing and encouraging.” Dr. Sapoznikov studied Basal Implantology after meeting the rigid admission standards of Victory Company, the representative of Prof. Scortecci, among them proving 18-20 years of experience in dental implantology and being certified in dental surgery. “The method developers are admirably meticulous about transferring the knowledge,” explains Dr. Sapoznikov. “Beyond the stringent threshold requirements and the difficult studies, the company personnel attach a team of professional that accompany and are involved in a number of implantations in order to ascertain that the process is carried out according to the special protocol and that the surgeon performing the procedure does, in fact, carry it out in the best manner”.

:scientific Articles about Basal Implantology

Fixed Rehabilitation of Severely Atrophic Jaws Using Immediately Loaded Basal Disk Implants After In Situ Bone Activation

Guillaume Odin,, MD, PhD, Carl E Misch,, DDS, MDS, Itzak Binderman,, DDS, MDS, Gerard Scortecci,, DDS, PhD

An Alternative to Conventional Dental Implants: Basal Implants

Yadav RS, Sangur R, Mahajan T, Rajanikant AV, Singh N, Singh R

BASAL OSSEOINTEGRATED IMPLANTS

Dr Yeshwante, Babita , Dr Choudhary Neha , Dr Baig Nazish ,Dr Gaurav Tated , Dr Kadam Pranit

Basal Implants – A Panacea For Atrophic Ridges

Chandana Nair, Swarajya Bharathi , Rashmi Jawade , Meenu Jain