Dental Implants: Tips and contraindications

Written by: Dr. Alberto Salgado
Published: | Updated: 17/12/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Dental implants are devices that replace missing teeth. There are contraindications for certain diseases and in cases of absence of bone. However, thanks to advances in new techniques, restrictions are minimal.


What are dental implants

Dental implants are devices that are placed within the jawbone and used to replace missing teeth or prognosis not maintainable over time.



Whether or not recommended dental implants

Dental implants, as experts say in Dentistry and Stomatology , are indicated in patients with absence of teeth, one, several or even all. Also when we have a tooth can not be saved, trauma, fracture, severe periodontal disease, tooth decay untreatable ...However, they are not indicated in cases in which we can make a tooth-conserving therapy, since it is proven that there is nothing better than the patient's own natural tooth.


Do all patients can be placed dental implants?

Dental implants have few absolute contraindications, so that can be performed in most patients. Are nonetheless contraindicated for patients with certain rare autoimmune diseases, patients taking some medicines that affect bone metabolism (especially intravenous drugs), and other related diseases such as severe systemic uncontrolled, like diabetes. However, after careful control, they could be made.


Where no bone to place dental implants

The biggest problem we found to place dental implants is the absence of sufficient bone. Today there are many techniques of bone augmentation and gingival tissues (soft tissue and gums), since both are necessary for the proper positioning and long-term maintenance of the implants. We can also make regeneration techniques for bone augmentation horizontal, vertical bone augmentation, sinus lift, tuberosity grafts palate and soft tissue, among others. With this multitude of techniques we can solve most of the cases we found.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Alberto Salgado

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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