Dental implants are titanium screws that are properly inserted in the jaws to support individual teeth (crowns), several teeth (bridges) or complete arches.
The treatment of dental implants step by step. The treatment of implants consists of two phases, one the placement of the implant and another the elaboration of the teeth on top. The patient can go to the consultation with the tooth in mouth or already extracted. In any of the cases, in most cases we can do the procedure under local anesthesia and sedation. After two or three months, a clinical and radiological control is carried out to verify that they have been integrated and are stable enough to proceed with the preparation of the teeth that will go over them.. The process of making the teeth can take between 2 and 4 weeks.
A painful procedure?
Not at all, in cases where the patient has enough bone through the gum through a transmucosal technique, we can insert the implants painlessly under local anesthesia and with minimal postoperative discomfort. In cases that must be complemented with bone augmentation techniques, it may bother something else but with analgesics it is usually handled properly. In neither case does recovery require long periods of low.
Candidates for implants
There are cases where the amount of bone is scarce or even almost non-existent. The latest known advances mean that there are almost no cases impossible to rehabilitate. Depending on the patient's previous illnesses, it may be recommended not to make implants, but these cases are rare and infrequent.
As for the care that a patient should follow after the intervention, they should be generally eat soft and cold the first 24-48h, local ice a few hours to minimize inflammation , much oral hygiene with mouthwashes and gel and medication for 5-7 days .
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