1. What are dental implants?
Implants are a pure titanium fixtures that are placed in the jawbone to replace the roots of missing teeth, allowing us to replace the natural part with an artificial piece of equal or better functionality and improved aesthetics.
2. Osseointegration What is?
Osseointegration is a biophysical phenomenon that produces an interference titanium molecular level with the bone. This union is so strong that if we subsequently separate the titanium bone would be impossible, so we could only remove the implant while extracting the surrounding bone.
3. Contraindications Do the dental implants?
There are very few absolute contraindications, among which we highlight serious diseases affecting bone metabolism, specific infections, malignancies affecting the bone, or radiation in large doses. It is important to say that the implants do not cause rejection in the body, can only be that osseointegration failure (failure level of 2% of the implants is estimated normal). Here comes into play the skill of the surgeon, but also have to consider that there is more involved than other cases. When an implant fails can and should be replaced another to replace it.
4. Complex Is surgery?
It is an outpatient procedure, meaning that it is not necessary to enter a clinic but the intervention is carried out in the dental office, provided that such consultation is equipped with the necessary equipment to perform surgery.
The operation is conducted in most cases under local anesthesia. In long-term interventions (rehabilitations, maxillary sinus lifts, bone regeneration) can resort to an anesthetist for a monitored intravenous sedation.
The patient at any time you feel pain or discomfort.
5. How hard is the post-operative period?
Contrary to what may seem, in many cases means less post-operative discomfort and inconvenience other minor procedures in dentistry. A well placed implant should not hurt, only the wound can cause discomfort in the gums during the healing process. It is essential to observe a scrupulous hygiene to avoid secondary infections of the gum. Normally antibiotics are prescribed for safety. In cases of major interventions, such as maxillary sinus lifts or implants, swelling occurs frequently during the first few days, although it is not painful and can lead a normal life.
6. How long does the full treatment from implant placement to placement of the final restoration?
The prosthesis can be placed after two months of waiting once the surgery. Other implants may require osseointegration time up to six months.
7. Is it possible to place implants in patients of all ages?
The implants can be placed on youth development once completed, usually from sixteen to eighteen women and men. In adults there is no contraindication because of age.
8. Which type of prosthesis can be placed on the implants?
There are basically two forms of prosthetic rehabilitation on implants: Fixed ceramic prosthesis, which provides the highest level of esthetics, comfort and function, removable prosthesis (remove and add), made of resin and is an economical option to be a less sophisticated treatment.
9. Are cosmetic results?
Implants placed properly ensure esthetic results in most of the well above the original denture patient cases. The patient should be clear that not only get a healthy mouth but also an aesthetic smile. These should be your requirements.
10. What happens when the patient has little bone in the area to rehabilitate?
Today we have advanced techniques to perform surgery in extreme cases. You can use maxillary sinus lifts and grafts may be autologous (patient’s own) or other types with a very high percentage of success. Are fortunately very rare cases in which a patient who wants to be rehabilitated can not be. The field of bone regeneration is undoubtedly one of the major advances in recent years Implantology.
11. Is it possible to place implants and teeth in the same day?
It is only advisable to do so in very specific and favorable cases. Yet the quality of the prosthesis that can be offered in these cases is greatly influenced by the time factor. In these cases we offer provisional resin teeth which will then be replaced by final aesthetic ceramic high. Ceramic treatments can not be performed on Day, only it is possible to clip resin prosthesis thus not personalized.
12. Which are immediately loaded implants?
Those who have commented in the previous question, in which the prosthesis is placed on the day of surgery.