Dental implants

Written by: Dr. José Nart Molina
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Dental implants are the best solution for permanent tooth replacement. The technique used has been achieved thanks to an extensive scientific research that has been carried out for more than 40 years achieving reliability results with a significant improvement in aesthetics and functionality. A dental implant is a titanium screw that is inserted inside the bone so that it grows rapidly around the bone and is accepted by the body as its own.. This union between the implant and the bone should be stable and durable.

Thus, the replacement of a tooth by an implant is carried out by placing the titanium screw in the bone. In the majority of cases, a ceramic or resin crown will be placed on the implant.


Esthetic and reliable results

Dental implants offer a series of advantages over other traditional solutions such as crowns, bridges and removable prostheses.

  • They look, feel and function as if they were natural teeth.
  • To place the new prosthesis it is not necessary to damage the adjacent teeth that would serve as support points.
  • After losing the teeth, implant placement prevents bone reduction that would occur naturally.
  • They are considered as a definitive treatment.


Treatment process

The process to follow for the placement of dental implants is the following:

  1. Through an adequate exploration and through the use of adequate diagnostic methods, the patient's individual situation is examined.
  2. Insertion of the dental implant. Once the implant is placed in the bone it is covered with gum, if bone regeneration has been performed, or the provisional tooth can be placed immediately. This procedure is novel and is known as "immediate teeth" or "teeth in a day".
  3. In cases where the tooth is not placed on the same day of the implant, it is necessary to wait for the bone to merge with the implant. The bone integration usually takes about 3 months during which a printing abutment will have been placed.
  4. To make the crown in such a way that it is perfectly adapted to the pillar, it is necessary to make an impression of the pillar already placed. A final model will be obtained that will be used to make the crown.

Dental implants can replace a single tooth, some or all. Nowadays, in some cases, it is possible to place the implants along with the teeth that are placed on top of them on the same day of surgery. This new technique of "teeth in a single day" favors the comfort of the patient since it is placed all the same day and a single surgery is performed. In order to perform this technique, it is necessary to have an adequate amount and quality of bone in the area to be restored by the patient.

The success rate of implant placement is currently very high thanks to the existing bone regeneration techniques (maxillary sinus elevation, alveolar ridge augmentation).

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. José Nart Molina

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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