With titanium implants we can replace lost teeth in a conservative way without affecting the rest of the pieces present in the mouth.
This treatment comes to replace the “bridges” (set of covers cemented to our teeth) thus avoiding the carving of the teeth adjacent to the missing or missing piece.
The implants are…
The dental implants are fixings of pure titanium that can be of different lengths and diameters according to the characteristics of the bone where we want to replace the missing pieces.
These structures are 100% biocompatible with the bone tissue and through a phenomenon of osseointegration they remain strongly attached to the bone at the molecular level, remaining “ankylosed” being almost impossible to remove once integrated.
What is the intervention…
Most patients are surprised to see that the placement of an implant is much more bearable than they thought.
This is an intervention carried out in the dental office, a normally short session in which the implant is placed in a highly systematized manner under local anesthesia.
Then the surgeon will give the necessary instructions so that the postoperative period is as bearable as possible. Normally antiinfamatories and antibiotics are prescribed for safety, being possible to lead a normal life after these procedures.
With the implants different types of rehabilitation are possible depending on the oral situation of each patient.
According to the needs of each patient, implant restorations can range from:
- A single sleeve on implant: to replace the lack of a single tooth.
- Bridge of several covers on 2 or 3 implants: for replace the absence of 3 to 5 pieces.
- Complete arches with implants: It is not necessary to replace all dental absences with the same number of implants. Depending on the quantity and quality of the bone, the surgeon will plan the ideal place so that with the placement of a certain number of implants we can replace the entire edentulous arch.
The type of prosthesis to be performed with implants in totally edentulous arches will depend on the bone loss of the patient and the support needed by soft tissues such as the lips to make the prosthesis as natural and aesthetic as possible, so we can find:
- Crowns on implants: set of covers on implants that make up the entire arcade with 6-8 implants. For those patients who maintain a good vertical dimension of bone.
- Hybrid: Visually, they are resin prostheses such as “dentures” of a total toothless but in this case they are usually fixed to a number of 6-8 implants. With this type of prosthesis we can supply deficiencies of labial support for bone loss and we give a more aesthetic profile to the patient.
- Overdentures: They are resin prostheses that are usually subject to 2-4 implants but that can be removed for their hygiene. Are those cases in which the large bone loss prevents placing a greater number of implants or that the health status of the patient is not convenient to perform bone regeneration techniques. In these cases we help the patient to retain the prosthesis in the mouth, greatly improving their quality of life.