Dental implants are the best long-term solution to many problems of tooth restoration. Modern, comfortable and effective dental techniques help patients to restore a beautiful smile and confidence. A group of patients who decide to seek help from a dental implantologist is becoming larger every day. Implant manufacturers are increasingly improving the design and physiology of their implants.
Thus, teeth health and beauty, at any age, are not a luxury but lifestyle norms. However, there are contraindications as well as indications for dental implants. One of these contraindications is decompensated chronic diseases, which patients have had for a long time – they require long-term treatment, but because of decompensation they can “go out of control”
Such conditions include cardiovascular and endocrine diseases (diabetes, hyperthyroidism), tuberculosis, osteoporosis and other bone diseases, cancer, blood diseases, blood-forming organs and many others, which will be discussed during the first consultation. In order not to miss such a condition, the implantologists prescribes a wide range of diagnostic examinations and consultations of other medical professionals before placing implants. After a thorough examination and evaluation of the diagnostic test results, the implantologist decides whether the disease is a relative or absolute contraindication to a dental implant procedure.
If the contraindication is absolute, i.e. the disease is not compatible with dental implants at all, the procedure is denied. However, there are a number of relative contraindications which allow the placement of dental implants after comprehensive therapy of such diseases. Then, at the preparatory stage before the next visit to the dental implantologist, the patient must undergo treatments for his disease. The patient must always be under regular medical supervision of his implantologist and the physician who is treating his concomitant chronic diseases after implant surgery. This kind of supervision includes regular visits to the doctor, the control of diagnostic tests and following all doctor’s instructions. Only in this case the installation of implants for patients with chronic diseases will be effective and bring the expected successful long-term results represented by their successful osseointegration and long service life.
However, it is important to understand that no medical specialist would be able to improve the patient’s lifestyle. Only a high degree of interest in the results of the procedure can provide the transformation of some of his habits that may be required for implantation. So, this may require the change of the diet for patients with metabolic diseases, reducing salt intake which causes high blood pressure, quitting smoking or habitual exercise. These are very important things to consider because the dental implant procedure for patients with chronic diseases – is an efficient and successful teamwork which depends on all the participants: the doctor, the patient and the implant manufacturer. In their turn, the specialists of the company Bio3 Implants insist that they are good players, that is proved by high quality implants.