Dental implants are bioprostheses that are placed in the jaw or mandible of the patient to replace missing teeth, they are small screws that act as arti fi cial root of the teeth and serve as a basis for the crowns or bridges .
The implants carry a series of advantages with respect to the rest of conventional treatments. To start, they preserve the facial structure, help maintain a youthful appearance (avoiding the collapse of lips and cheeks) and allow them to eat as if they were natural teeth and smile without fear of moving the denture. In addition, dental implants do not damage adjacent teeth and, most importantly, restore self-esteem.
How are they placed?
The surgical technique for dental implants varies depending on the patient and the case, but as a general rule they can be placed using splints or planned guides prior to surgery and the implant and crown can also be placed immediately on it.. Immediate loading allows placing the teeth the same day that we place implants.
It is an ideal solution for completely edentulous patients or with aesthetic requirements. Of course, the placement of dental implants requires a small surgery, so you have to be very careful in the postoperative period. It is advisable to perform antibiotic prophylaxis before and after treatment. In the clinic we also perform a subsequent treatment with cryotherapy that reduces edema and subsequent in fl ammation.