When we decide to have a rehabilitative treatment with dental implants, the main questions are usually: Will it go well? Will I have problems? What is the possibility of rejection? Dr. Susana Talayero Mateu, a leading specialist in dentistry with more than twenty years of experience in the placement of dental implants, answers these questions and talks about the characteristics that an implant treatment must have in order to be safe and successful in the integration of the implant to the bone.
What should we take into account before dental implants?
The safety margin of implants today is very high, it can be said that 98% of cases are successful, as long as the minimum safety conditions are met, such as:
- Selection of suitable cases: not all cases to rehabilitate teeth are suitable for implants. The professional must evaluate the patient very well before deciding if he/she is suitable for the placement of implants, both for age, general health and condition of the bone where the implants are to be placed. It is very important that the evaluation includes a radiographic test by means of DentaScan or Dental CT, where the bone is observed in three dimensions and the specific case can be evaluated.
- Appropriate surgical techniques: Nowadays implant surgeries are generally minimally invasive surgeries with a very high safety margin and with little postoperative discomfort.
- Selection of the right implants: The professional selects the right implant or implants for each case. We have a great variety of implants in which the length of the implant, the width, the type of anchorage, etc. are evaluated.
- Follow the post-operative indications: the patient who collaborates following the indications for the following days such as medication, recommendations on hygiene and care of the operated area, has a high probability that his treatment will end successfully and he can enjoy the replacement of his teeth, masticatory function and esthetics.