Dental implants

Dental implants consist of a treatment by which the natural roots of teeth that have been lost are artificially replaced to fit the prostheses on these new roots in the place of the lost teeth.

Thanks to developments in the implant technique and in producing the dental materials, the latest statistics report that implant success now exceeds 95%.

In many cases, implant treatments are the best solution. If it is necessary to replace a tooth although the neighbouring teeth are completely healthy, the implant prevents wear for fitting a bridge by the conventional method. When several rear teeth have to be replaced and there are no support pieces, the conventional solution is a removable prosthesis which has the problem of adaptation and reabsorption of the bone and gum on which the prosthesis lies. Those who benefit most are those who have lost all of their teeth, for an implant solves the problems of conventional prostheses, which become unstable due to bone reabsorption in time.

Implants are fitted in two stages: the first is the surgery, which consists of installing the implant in the bone tissue. Once this surgery has been performed, three or four months have to pass for bone integration, in other words the biological connection between the implant and the bone. The second stage is the so-called prosthetic stage, where the implant that was submerged in the bone tissue is exteriorised by installing the new prosthesis.

Not all patients are suitable for receiving an implant, so a suitable professional must be consulted to make a careful assessment of the patient’s dental health, which will allow them to be advised on the most suitable treatment and/or the techniques in their personal case. Treatments with implants and other techniques with fixed or removable prostheses will help them to achieve greater aesthetic quality, optimal mouth health and full development in their relationships.