If we take into account the material of the implants could be differentiated fundamentally two types:
- Implants of zirconium; Represent 1% of all implants placed in Spain.
- Titanium implants; Represent virtually all of the implants placed in Spanish territory.
In other European countries such as Germany, however, these zirconia implants are becoming more common and many professionals use them routinely in the treatment of their patients.
Characteristics of dental implants
The individual characteristics of the implants will depend mainly on the surface of the implant, which is the origin of the osseointegration (the "fusion" of the implant with the bone).
The surface of the implant has been for decades the workhorse and the "magic formula" used by many commercial brands to claim a higher percentage of osseointegration.
It is now known that, irrespective of the surface of the implant, the clinical success of the implants resides in their connection with the prosthesis and in the occlusion of the prosthesis.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Dental Implants
Zircon implants have certain advantages over "classic" titanium implants. Due to their white color they achieve an aesthetic much superior to the titanium and a more natural result. In addition, they have a high biocompatibility, reason why they provoke less hypersensitivity reactions and it is a material excellently tolerated by the gums and mucosas.
Duration of dental implants
Its duration depends on several factors. Firstly, the planning of the professional before the placement, taking into account both surgical and prosthodontic factors. In other words, it is as important a correct and meticulous placement of the implant on the day of surgery as the subsequent rehabilitation of the piece that is placed on it.
Second, of patient care. Although today the treatments with implants have a high success rate, it is necessary to take into account that they do not necessarily have to last for the whole life without causing any type of problem. As in any surgical procedure in which a prosthesis is placed, maintenance is crucial. A daily care and cleaning and healthy habits in terms of food and hygiene are fundamental. Going regularly to your dentist for review is also advisable in all cases. If the implant treatment has been well planned and the patient is adequately maintained, it can be said without any doubt that the treatment can last for many years, during which time the quality of life of our patients will increase.
Price of dental implants
The cost will depend on the brand of the implant and the type of prosthesis it will support.
In general, a quality implant with its respective crown usually amounts to around 1,300 euros, but this figure is very variable as it will depend on the number of missing teeth and surgical factors, such as the level of bone present in the placement area , etc.