Clínica Noguerol ‘s more than thirty years of experience allow us to offer our patients state-of-the-art treatments to improve their esthetics and oral health. One of the most demanded treatments in our dental clinic in Granada are the dental implants. That’s why today we bring you 8 things you should know about this treatment, especially if you are considering this option for your skin. rehabilitation of missing teeth.
The parts of a dental implant
Dental implants function as artificial roots that are placed to replace the natural root of healthy teeth. These consist of three parts:
- Implant: it is placed in the jaw bone.
- Transepithelial abutment: connects the screw to the crown.
- Crown: the artificial tooth that replaces the missing tooth.
How are the implants attached?
Dental implants are attached by a process called osseointegration. This means that the implant sticks to the bone and bonds to it, remaining fixed. People who have an implant do not notice any difference between their teeth and the implant.
Can everyone get implants?
Before any dental treatment it is important to carry out an anamnesis to know if the person has any medical problem or takes medication. There are some medications that may contraindicate implant surgery, such as bisphosphonates. Also, some patients may need to discontinue the medication they are taking, as may be the case with oral anticoagulants.
Another factor limiting implant surgery is the scarcity of bone. shortage of bone. When the bone of the jaws is not sufficient to receive an implant, it will be necessary to perform a previous surgery to regenerate bone and then place the implants.
Are the implants noticeable?
Many patients fear that their implants will look unnatural, or that they will be seen to be wearing teeth that are not theirs. At Clínica Noguerol we work with excellent dental prostheticswhich give the implants a natural appearance, similar to that of the adjacent teeth.
It is important to place the implant in the right positionThe size, shape and color of the natural teeth and the implant to be placed are assessed. For this we always carry out a digital planning with a CBCT (radiography) of the area to be treated.
Are dental implants expensive?
The price of dental implants varies according to the number of implants needed and the complexity of the treatment. Occasionally, surgeries may be needed to regenerate bone or gum around implants.
To find out the fees for dental implant treatment, please contact us. Necessary diagnostic tests will be taken and you will be informed of your treatment plan.
If you are missing a tooth, implants will allow you to improve your quality of life and be able to wear a beautiful smile.
How many implants can be placed at a time?
There is no maximum number of implants that can be placed in one treatment session. When treating a person who does not have any teeth, we normally place between 6 and 8 implants in the same act. This ensures that the osseointegration process occurs at the same time in all implants.
Although each case is unique, and it will be the specialist who will assess the number of implants needed.
What care should be taken during the osseointegration period?
Osseointegration is the process process by which implants are attached to the bone. maxilla. During this time it is important to maintain the following care:
- Adequate oral hygiene to avoid infections.
- No smoking after surgery.
- Avoid intense sport during the first days after surgery.
At what age can dental implants be placed?
There is no age age limit for dental implants. But regarding the minimum age, it is advisable not to place implants in a person who is in the growth phase. In addition, other factors such as facial biotype, which is the shape of the face, must be considered.
Regardless of the patient’s age, it is essential that he/she is in good health to be able to proceed with this treatment and that it does not pose a risk to his/her health.
Can I get dental implants at the time of tooth removal or do I have to wait?
This will depend on the clinical situation of each patient. If the osseous conditions of quantity and quality are adequate, it will be possible to place the immediate implant at the same time of the exodontia. In addition, if once the implant has been placed, if it has remained very firmly in the bone, a fixed tooth can be placed at the same time.
Do you have more questions about dental implants? Make an appointment valuation. We will be happy to answer all your questions about this treatment.