What are the implants?
The implants are artificial titanium roots that are placed in the maxilla or the jawbone to replace damaged or missing teeth, thereby restoring functionality and aesthetic. .Sometimes we lose a toot piece over the time or just by a stroke. These uncomfortable situations can be easily solved using dental implants. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia (without loss of consciousness), totally painless. Through this treatment we are able to maintain intact the rest of dental pieces, as any operation is made on the lost or damage piece only, making the process easy, fast and predictable.
Titanium implants that are working as our own roots. They perfectly integrate with the bone and the gum giving a total natural look.
It is a denture fixed with two or more implants that can be removed. This is a simple and not expensive option.
With this treatment we avoid movements of the piece and at the same time the piece can be removed by the patient for daily cleaning.
Denture that is totally fixed with 6 or 8 implants. The result is as good as a genuine denture.
What is the bone integration?
The bone integration it’s a bio physic phenomenon that produces the molecular union of the titanium with the bone. This union is so strong that if we are later willing to separate the titanium from the bone, it would be impossible, we would only be able to remove the implant by removing the bone surrounding it at the same time.
Does implant has any contraindication?
There are very few absolute contraindications, among which we can highlight serious diseases affecting bone metabolism, specific infections, malignant cancers affecting the bone, or high dose of radiotherapy.
It is important to say that implants do not cause body rejection, the only thing it can happen is for the bone integration to fail (a level of 2% of failures on implants placed is considered normal). The surgeon ability is also important at this point, nevertheless we have to also consider that there are cases that more complicated than others. When an implant fails we can and we most replace it with another one.
Surgery, is it complex?
It is an outpatient procedure, meaning that it is not necessary for the patient to enter a clinic, so the operation is taking place at the dental clinic, provided that such clinic is equipped with the necessary material to perform surgery. The procedure is carried out in most cases with local anaesthesia. When we are performing long operations (complete reconstruction, maxilla sinus elevation, bone regeneration) we can use an anaesthetist for a monitored intravenous sedation. The patient does not feel pain or discomfort during the process.
Inmediast Load Implants
Achieving ideal esthetic results with dental implants is a challenge in the maxillary anterior region. Optimal implant position, sufficient volume of hard and soft tissues, and the presence of an interproximal papilla are essential. Although dental implants have been used for more than 40 years to replace missing teeth, current procedures are esthetically driven.
Initial studies and protocols advocated a two-stage surgical approach requiring the implant to be submerged and free-of-load to ensure predictable healing and osseointegration.1 This two-stage protocol, however, involves two surgical procedures, an extended healing period, and creates provisionalization challenges. As a result, immediate loading (provisionalization) of an implant at the time of placement has become a viable treatment option, particularly in the esthetic zone. When replacing one or two teeth in the anterior maxilla, provisionalization can be simplified by immediately loading the implant.
All on four dental implants
The All on 4 dental implant procedure has become quite popular. You probably even hear about it on radio and TV advertising. Even many dentists don’t really understand it. It is sometimes advertised as the “smile and a day” procedure. All on four is simply a treatment option for replacing all of your teeth on the upper or the lower with just four dental implants. It is possible to replace all of your teeth in just 1 day.
You just have to be very selective that you are the right patient for this type of procedure. We don’t suggest that the final teeth are made on the same day because you will not be able to test the teeth for how they look, feel or bite. There are many steps to achieve a really good result and a full mouth reconstruction.