Diagnostics Case studies Prices

How old is impantology? Already the Maya culture knew mineral implants.
The modern and succesful implantology based on titanium implant is about forty years old. It was invented by Professor Per Ingvar Branemark in Sweden
( Dr. Volom made his implantology studies at the Branemark Clinic)
What is it good for? In the edentulous jaw we can place artificial roots. These roots will support the abutments wich may serve like a prepared tooth or as an anchorage for removable prosthesis.

How we do it? It is done in four phases.

Phase 1 (takes 1 day) Diagnostics (x rays, study models & templates)
Phase 2 (takes 3-4 days)
Placement of implant. Cementation of Immediate Ribbond temporary bridge or immediate removable ( removable takes another 2-3 days)
Phase 3 (takes 1 days)
Exposure of implant and placement of abutment.
Abutment included in the price of the implant.
Phase 4 (takes 5-6 days)
Placement of porcelain crown, bridge.

In case of partial or complicated micromechanically anchored removables a 4 days lonf 5 th Phase is inserted

About the diagnostics and general requirements

The very first step is to make diagnostics to get information of the general health and the bone at the site of the implantation.
Please check this page below to have details of the diagnostic process.

You need to be in good health, but you do not have to be an astronaut..

Conditions that contraindicate implantology:
-blood coagulation problems ( like haemophylia)
-inflammation in your body
-diabetes with troubled microcirculation of the capillary vessels
-autoimmun diseases (relative contraindication-depends on the type of the disease)
-HIV infection

A panoramic X-ray tells a lot about the condition of the teeth. Here all the teeth has to be extracted. We make a plaster modell of the jaw and a vacum formed splint on the modell.
This splint will hold 8mm diameter steel balls.
A new X-ray is made with the steel balls in the mouth. Now we can digitize the picture and easily calibrate it.

We measure the thickness of the gum and draw the results on the cross-sections of the plaster. This way we get the shape of the bone. The digitized X-ray will be processed in our special software. The result is displayed on the screen during the teatments. In the software we make a precise digital plan of the implantations.

At the end of the diagnostics we know the thicknes and height of the bone. We are able to make realistic plans of the position, number and size of the necessary implants and the extent of the bone replacement.
Due to the laboratory tests we have informations about the general health.

Case studies

Single tooth implant Front implant bridges
Sinus elevation Lateral bridges Edentulous jaw


Single tooth implant Go back to the top

The right lower first molar was missing. The adjacent teeth are or have small fillings.
A bridge work -as a solution - was refused by our patient. We placed an implant

The framework of the crown on the abutment.
The crown on the plaster modell.
The cemented crown.

Lateral bridges Go back to the top

The eating was quite a problem for our patient. We placed two implants on both sides to restore the chewing functions with bridges.

The abutments in the modell. All molars and most of the bicuspids are missing.
The bridges on the plaster modell.
The cemented bridges.

  The happy smile of our patient.  


Sinus elevation Go back to the top

Our patient is a young gentleman in his thirties. He lost his bicuspids and molar teeth on his upper left. The bone was too narrow to implant on this site. We placed artificial bone (Bio-Oss) in the sinus and inserted the implants. 8 months later we put a bridge on the helaed implants.

The diagnostic X-ray shows narrow bone on the upper left.
The bone is enough to support the implants during the healing if additional bone will be placed to increase the bone thickness.
Implants in situ.

The artificial bone increased a lot the bone thickness. Occlusal view of the bridges. Lateral view of the bridges.

Front bridge Go back to the top

Our young female patient has decidous teeth at the place of the upper lateral incisors.
The teeth are loose and have to be extracted. Implants are inserted and bridges are manufactured to create aesthetical soultion for this problem

The arrows show the short roots of the loose decidous teeth.
The implants and the abutments are in place.
The golden framework.
Gold is the best material to cast, because it is extremely precise.

The framework in the mouth. The technician uses artificial gum on the plaster model to shape the bridge at the margins properly.
The final result.

Edentulous jaw Go back to the top

The lady on the pictures has not only toothless jaws, but also an assimetry of the face that made the planing a bit complicated. The lower and upper teeth were removed. The lower denture is always very unstable. The financial limits forced us to make an implant bridge on the lower jaw and a full denture on the upper.

The lower lip is not paralel with the horizontal plane.
A detailed esthetic treatment plan was necessary.
The upper bridge and the teeth are in very bad condition. All of them will be removed.

The framework on the plaster model. The upper denture and the lower bridge are in harmony with each other.
The implant bridge is ready. The removal of the upper ones is done in a second stage.

The final result.
Dr. Volom General and Aesthetic Dental Surgery
1011 Budapest, Fő utca 37/c