What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is an intraosseous prosthesis that can replace absent dental units. It is made out of titanium, which is a biocompatible metal.
Why choose a dental implant?
– Only the absent teeth are replaced, there is no need to modify the healthy teeth;
– There is no risk of motility such as there is with a mobile prosthesis;
– Superior aesthetics;
– It is the latest in dental rehabilitation;
– The surgical intervention is minimally invasive.
What are the steps of a treatment based on dental implants?
1. Consultation and evaluation using X-Rays and scans (OPT, CBCT)
2. If the patient’s jawbone is strong enough, the dental implant can be inserted immediately. If the bone isn’t strong enough, it will require reconstruction which takes approximately 6 months to heal, after which the surgery can take place.
3. The implant insertion, with the final prosthesis fitted immediately or 3-5 months after the osseointegration of the implant.
What is the warranty on these implants?
We offer warranty for any type of structural flaw that can occur with the implant (implant fracture, crown fracture, etc.)
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants can remain osseointegrated for the rest of the patient’s life. This depends on a variety of aspects such as the patient’s smoking habits, dental hygiene and overall health.
Can I undergo tooth extraction if I am under anticoagulant treatment?
Yes, you can undergo extractions. We have well-established protocols in place for extractions when it comes to patients with various associated pathologies.
What if I don’t have enough bone support for a dental implant?
Many times patients have dental units that have been missing for years. This results in loss of bone support, among other aspects, which makes dental implant rehabilitation more difficult. In this case, the alveolar bone needs to be reconstructed in order to bring it closer to the ideal condition. For this we start with bone grafting and reconstruction procedures, and after the healing period we re-evaluate the case and proceed with the dental implant.
What can I expect when recovering after dental implant surgery?
The general opinion is that a dental implant is less traumatizing than a simple extraction. It depends on the patient and the extent of the intervention (number of implants), but generally patients can expect post-operative edema and mild pain or discomfort. These symptoms are kept in check with prescription medication.