The placement of dental implants requires a surgical procedure studied and planned that allows its correct placement in the mouth with a view to the future prosthetic planning, that is, to the proper positioning of the teeth .
The implant surgery should be done under aseptic conditions in order to avoid contamination of the implants and the consequent infection that this would imply.
Once the period of osseointegration has passed, during which the implant lodged in the mouth is structurally and functionally joined to the bone that surrounds it, and the prosthetic phase has been successfully carried out (the placement of the dental crown on the implant), its maintenance The long term depends mainly on the patient's care of the patient.
The care of the implants must be based on two fundamental aspects: a correct hygiene and an adequate follow-up by the dentist , that is, that the patient goes to the periodic reviews that are scheduled in the clinic. In these reviews the dentist must verify that the hygiene techniques are optimal, that the occlusion is indicated, and that there are no factors that threaten the durability of the implant.
The periodicity of these reviews may vary depending on the case, but we could say that they are usually at 3, 6 and 12 months after surgery, and then they will be annual or biannual.
If the care and follow-up of the implant is not adequate, infections can appear that generate aggressions and / or bone losses that lead to its destruction.