Learn about dental implants

Written by: Dr. Jordi Alcázar Tomás
Published: | Updated: 30/10/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

What are dental implants?

The dental implant is a prosthesis that is fixed in the jaw bone, and has the shape, color and works exactly like a natural tooth. It consists of two parts: one would be the titanium root and the other the ceramic crown.

For what cases are they indicated?

Nowadays, dental implants are indicated for any patient. All we need is a minimum of bone support tissue to be able to place the implant and, at the same time, that the general health of the patient allows surgery to be performed.


The dental implant is a prosthesis that is fixed in the maxillary bone


What is the surgery to implant them?

Currently, with advances in radiology, implant placement surgery is minimally invasive. It consists of lifting a small portion of the gum and placing the implant inside the bone. In some occasions, we can make an immediate prosthesis on the placed implants, and in others we will have to wait for 8 to 12 weeks to place the tooth on the implant.

How is the post-operative?

The post-operative involves a minimum of discomfort if the patient correctly takes the pre-operative and post-operative medication. Moreover, after the intervention, the same day of placing the implants, the patient can continue with their daily routine.

What are the advantages of implants?

The great advantage of implants is their success both in the short and long term. The fact of being able to put fixed teeth back to patients who had lost natural teeth is what has changed our treatments in recent years.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Jordi Alcázar Tomás

Dr. Alcázar is a renowned specialist in Dentistry and Stomatology. He has over 15 years experience in the profession and extensive training, with different masters and postgraduate courses in different fields of specialty that has made him an expert in periodontology and oral rehabilitation or placement, among others. She combines her clinical work with teaching, being professor of the Master of Periodontology at the International University of Catalonia. On the other hand, he is the author of scientific articles and often give lectures at national and international level. Currently holds the Puig & Baldrich Dental Center.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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