Dental implants have brought progress to odontology and the way we deal with lost teeth.
By means of a simple operation the dental surgeon inserts a small piece to the lower or upper jaw which will osseointegrate, i.e. it will integrate to the bone in such a way that it will be almost impossible to extract. Today the procedure is painless thanks to local anaesthesia and oral sedation.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
Thanks to implants mean we can replace one or several lost teeth, and even the full set of teeth. This means that we can make your smile more aesthetically pleasing.
There are also techniques for overcoming situations where there is not enough bone to take the implant; in this case bone is reliably regenerated to take the appropriately-sized titanium roots.
Dental implants not only mean that we can improve your smile, but that you will be able to chew properly again, hence improving your digestion. Made to measure, the implants become a part of your anatomy, so that no adhesive is required. It is important to remember that implants cause no harm to the surrounding healthy teeth and that they prevent bone loss in the affected area.
They also give you more confidence, help you to eat better and enjoy food once again, therefore improving your quality of life.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is an artificial root, generally made in titanium, which is implanted to the jawbone to act as the lost root. Implants mean that you will be able to eat properly and that you will have a more aesthetically pleasing smile.
A crown will be fitted to the implant to look like a regular tooth. The crown is custom-made in the colour most suited to each patient.
Implants are fixed and don’t move; they can last for up to 30 years. Taking good care of them will make them last longer. To keep them firmly in place and avoid problems, they require the same care as any other tooth: brushing after eating, using floss and a mouthwash and making a yearly visit to your dentist.
Types of dental implants
There are several types of dental implant depending on the needs of each patient.
- Immediate Load Implants (24h)
- Single Tooth Implants
- Full Arch Implants
- Pterygoid Dental Implants