Dental implants, the definitive solution to restore your smile

Dental implants are titanium pieces that are placed to replace deteriorated or missing pieces in the patient’s mouth.

Experts in Dentistry and Stomatology consider this treatment the best solution to replace one or more teeth in a safe, effective and permanent way, which will provide the patient with a great esthetic and functional improvement.

Dental implants have been a great benefit for patients, since it avoids grinding adjacent teeth, while allowing the placement of fixed prostheses, obtaining excellent results with a high percentage of success.

Function of dental implants

Dental implants replace the roots of the lost teeth, where the prostheses that simulate the teeth will be placed later. The implants have ideal mechanical characteristics that allow them to support very high occlusal loads, with elasticity similar to that of the bone.

Currently, no type of rejection has been described in the clinic, allowing a correct osseointegration or union with the bone.

Success rate of dental implants

According to research carried out in recent years, the success rate in the placement of implants is around one hundred percent under ideal conditions. However, this percentage decreases in the case of smokers, diabetics, patients with heart disease or suffering from some other type of pathology.

Likewise, implants are not exempt from deterioration or even failure. In these cases it would be necessary to wait for the bone to recover and place an implant again.

Phases for placing a dental implant

Currently, the implant placement process has been considerably reduced, being able to place the implant, in most cases, in a single phase, after a brief intervention with a provisional crown at the time of surgery.

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In cases where this option is not feasible, the definitive tooth is placed three months after the initial placement of the implant.

Techniques available for dental implant placement

Depending on the patient and the case to be treated, there are various implant placement techniques. Thus, today we have the necessary knowledge to perform post-extraction implant placement techniques, where the implants are placed the same day the teeth are extracted.

There are also All on Four implants, where the implant and a provisional prosthesis can be placed on the same day of surgery, allowing the patient to enjoy the esthetic benefits immediately.

In transmucosal implants, the placement of the implants is free of scalpel incisions, avoiding the detachment of flaps and placement of sutures, thus improving the postoperative period.

The computer-guided surgery allows the previous planning and the use of surgical splints to reduce the time of the surgeries, being able to have a more accurate planning of the results.

Implants for overdentures allow greater fixation of removable prostheses, while allowing them to be removed for proper oral hygiene.

Benefits of dental implants

  • They look, feel and function like natural teeth.
  • They allow the replacement of individual teeth without damaging adjacent teeth.
  • Removable prostheses can be fixed in jaws with little bone structure.
  • Are considered a definitive treatment
  • They allow patients to enjoy full masticatory function and esthetics, improving their quality of life.