IMPLANTOLOGY

DENTAL IMPLANTS WILL MAKE YOU SMILE AGAIN!

You will eat and drink all you want, without the inconvenience of removable prosthesis or lack of teeth. For a perfect, natural smile, dental implants are a substitute for teeth that work and look like natural teeth.

What is a dental implant?

Implants are small devices that are placed in the upper or lower jaw bone in order to allow the placement of substitute teeth (crowns, partial dentures or full dentures).

What material are implants made of?

The implants are made of titanium, a light and resistant metal, exceptionally compatible with human bone, allowing its integration with the human bone, a process denominated Osteointegration.

Are dental implants the right solution for my case?

Dental implants are the most appropriate and safe treatment to support a single crown, partial prosthesis or total prosthesis and replace one, various or all teeth.

After a diagnosis and planning of your case, we can determine the right option for you. But if you have sufficient quantity and quality of bone and your general health is good, you can place implants.

Can anyone have implants?

No. The placement of implants should be contraindicated in the case of patients with special conditions such as: cancer, uncontrolled diabetes, psychiatric patients, young people still growing, pregnant women, patients with uncontrolled periodontal disease and large smokers.

Are all implants the same?

No. Currently, there are many dental implant systems on the market, which present great differences in terms of design and manufacturing origin of the various parts that make them.

The implants we use comply with all international quality standards and requirements: and are certified by: ISO 13485:2003 – Quality Management System for medical devices and ISO 9001:2008 – Quality Management System and EC Directive for medical devices 93/42/EEC. And because not all implants are the same, for your registration, greater security and better control in future maintenance, we give you the passport of your implants with the label of their original packaging.

Should I be afraid to perform this type of procedure?

No. The constantly evolving technology means that dental implantology is a very safe and predictable technique, when performed and monitored by a qualified dentist.

After dental implants have been placed, a careful diet is required and some more rigorous activities are avoided, just for a few days. Once the implant heals safely (osteointegration), you can rehabilitate it using a single crown, partial or total prosthesis.

At the end of the treatment, with proper hygiene and regular maintenance appointments, your implants have an average durability of 25 years.

Is it a painful treatment?

No. The placement of dental implants requires a minor surgical intervention, and the inconvenience caused is perfectly controlled, either through pre and post medication, or by respecting the post-operative care indicated.

Is there the possibility of rejection?

One of the implants placed may be lost due to infection, premature overload of implants, poor bone quality or other causes. And it is precisely to avoid this situation that these treatments must be carried out by a qualified dentist who controls all these parameters perfectly.

How long does the treatment take?

The implant treatments are constantly evolving. It is currently stipulated that the normal time for bone integration varies from three to four months in the lower jaw and from four to six months in the upper jaw. However, this period may be reduced in some special situations. Thus, if we have good quality bone and good initial stability of the implants during the surgical procedure, we can perform the so-called immediate loading or “teeth in one day”. In this way, we place temporary teeth on the same day or the day after the surgery and, as soon as the normal time for bone integration has elapsed, the definitive teeth are placed.

What are the benefits of implants?

The benefits of placing an implant are:

  • Comfort;
  • Safety;
  • Long-term durability;
  • Decreased overload of the remaining teeth, also increasing their longevity;
  • To stop bone loss in toothless areas, keeping the jaws the right size;
    Improvement of chewing function;
  • Improvement of aesthetics, not only intra-oral, but also facial aesthetics.

Does the investment in a rehabilitation with implants pay off?

Many times, implants are not more expensive than traditional alternative treatments. Especially if you consider the time spent adjusting removable prosthesis and the need for frequent replacement or the damage caused to your adjacents tooth by bridges over teeth, which will result in other long-term treatments. You will find that implants have better solutions, are more durable and rehabilitations are healthier.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

To replace a tooth with a crown on an implant

If I am missing only one tooth, is it preferable to place an implant to replace the missing tooth or make a bridge using my adjacent teeth?

If you need to replace only one tooth, the dental implant is a more effective and suitable alternative than the traditional bridge. The traditional bridge involves wearing out and weakening the natural neighbouring teeth to support the new bridge. Over time, the bone under the bridge will shrink, the neighboring teeth will become unsupported and eventually lose them as well. If you place a dental implant, it replaces the missing tooth, preserves the bone, does not alter the neighboring teeth and improves their support, providing a healthier and longer life to the neighboring teeth.

Replacing multiple teeth with a Partial Dentures on implants

With the placement of dental implants you can eliminate the need to use hooks or adhesives to stabilize your removable prosthesis, substantially improving your day-to-day comfort. In addition, implants help to maintain the position of your teeth, prevent changes in your bite and in the long run help to maintain your facial appearance.

Replacement of all teeth with a Total Removable Prosthetics on Implants (Overdenture with Locators)

Dental implants are the most effective way to support a lower or upper total prosthesis. Poorly adjusted and constantly in need of adjustment affect your chewing, your speech, your facial appearance and your self-confidence.

With dental implants you can finally eat, laugh and smile with confidence at all times.

The total prosthesis will sit and fix on the implants, substantially improving your comfort and durability, while allowing you to remove it and maintain good hygiene.

Replacement of all teeth with a Total Fixed Prosthesis on implants

With only a few dental implants it is possible to fix and support a total prosthesis, achieving effectively and safely the chewing function, aesthetics and phonetics once lost.

In this treatment option there are several materials available for making your definitive fixed prostheses: Metal-Acrylic, Titanium-Acrylic, Metal-Ceramic and Zirconia-Ceramic.


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