Oral Surgeon and Implantologist
Dr. Krasimir Chapanov is a graduated specialist in Oral Surgery, as well as an assistant at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Faculty of Dental Medicine of the Medical University – Sofia. Extremely careful, focused and precise, Dr. Chapanov is closely profiled in the field of dental implantology and bone regeneration.
Field of work
Oral surgery includes the knowledge, technical skills and professional estimations, necessary for adequate diagnosis and treatment of surgical diseases in the oral cavity, facial and maxillary bones and neck. In addition, they include oral pre-prosthetic surgery and implantology, maxillo-facial anomalies and deformities, requiring surgical treatment.
Dental implants are an innovative method for restoring aesthetics, function, speech, helping to completely forget the discomfort of wearing dentures. Dental implants are structures of alloplastic material. They replace the natural dental structures . The basis of modern dental implants is a biological process called ossteointegration, in which materials such as titanium or its alloys form an intimate connection to the bones. Ossteointegration needs a different duration of time before the prosthetic structure is constructed and fixed to the implant. Temporary prosthetic design is made and fixed immediately after implantation – immediate recovery and / or loading, early implant loading – two days after implantation, conventional loading – from 3 to 6 months after implantation and delayed implantation. After forming the ridges of tissues using a temporary crown or bridge, the definitive construction is made. With several dental implants fitted appropriately, it is possible to compensate the loss of teeth of the whole jaw. Implant placement is operative, most often under local anesthesia.
Bone regeneration or GBR as well as tissue regeneration or GTR are oral surgical procedures using barrier membranes with and / or without bone fillers to guided the growth of new bone and gingival tissue. Currently, bone regeneration is mainly applied to the oral cavity, for reconstruction of alveolar bone growth before implantation, preservation after tooth extraction and delayed implantation, bone regeneration around dental implants, and regeneration of periodontal tissues.