Dental Implants are over 25 years of being an excellent choice for improving dental aesthetics and functionality of the mouth in those who have lost one or more teeth.
Dental implants are artificial titanium roots that function as bases for placement of fixed prosthodontists, avoiding the use of dentures annoying.
First, the dentist must make an assessment of the patient’s oral situation, through panoramic x-rays and CT scans (3D), to measure the remaining bone and condition.
The placement is simple and requires local anesthesia. In the first step, the surgeon inserts the implant in the maxillary or mandibular bone and should be given a recovery time to allow osseointegration or fusion of the implant to bone. This depends on each case, but usually lasts 6-8 months on average. In the second phase of prosthetic rehabilitation, the dental implant is found to place the fixed prosthesis, either crown, bridge or enable the maintenance of a complete removable denture.
The risk with dental implants is to not oseointegrate; however developments and new techniques have improved in implant placement, raising the success rate by 98%.
To achieve successful long-term implants, like any dental reconstruction, must have and maintain excellent oral hygiene as dental plaque and tartar also threaten the health of the implants. Therefore, the monitoring and control of implants is as important as the natural teeth.