Implantology

Implantology

What is Implantology?

Implantology is a field of dentistry that aims to replace the roots of missing teeth through dental implants. For patients with only a few missing teeth, Single Dental Implants are the ideal solution. For patients suffering from severe or complete tooth loss, the way forward is Advanced Total Oral Rehabilitation (ROTA®), through the placement of fixed prosthesis.

What causes tooth loss?

Most of the time, tooth loss occurs when teeth begin to deteriorate due to tooth decay or other dental problems, such as injuries caused by accidents.

What types of dental implants exist?

The type of dental implant to be used in treatment is defined in an assessment consultation following a thorough examination of each clinical case by the dentist.

Learn more about the characteristics of the different types of dental implants!

Single Implants

In cases of partial loss of one or more teeth, where dental remnants remain, single implants may be used, effectively replacing each missing tooth and improving the aesthetic component.

Fixed Dental Prostheses

The objective of total or partial fixed prostheses is the replacement of missing teeth, thus restoring the patient’s’ masticatory function and providing a better quality of life.

Immediate Loading Implants

This treatment excels because it allows the use of a temporary fixed prosthesis on a titanium implant, which makes the dental implant’s healing period more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. It is a procedure that is advantageous for the patient, as it does not require a long period without teeth or the use of a removable denture. In most cases it is possible to place temporary fixed prostheses immediately after surgery or a few days after implant placement.
An Immediate Loading Implant can only be contemplated when the dentist verifies there is stability to attach the Titanium Implant to the bone.

Zygomatic Implants

This advanced technique is an alternative treatment for patients with severe bone atrophy (jaws without sufficient height and / or width for dental implant placement due to bone loss).
Zygomatic Implants differ from conventional implants in their attachment to the body via the zygomatic bone, and because they have different characteristics such as size, diameter and specific angles. Many patients resort to this type of treatment in the hope of regaining a full dentition despite lost bone mass.

Bone Graft

Dental Implants are a treatment that offers great oral health benefits in replacing missing teeth with single implants or fixed dentures.
However, a lack of teeth that occurs over the years also causes loss of the alveolar bones that previously supported the missing tooth.

Advantages of Dental Implants

The Dental Implants placement procedure has a success rate of over 95%. Implants are made of titanium, a material that is biocompatible with the body, quashing the possibility of rejection. Dental Implantology is a type of treatment that stands out for its aesthetic and functional results.

Comfort while chewing

Increased confidence and self-esteem

The longevity of your smile

Teeth to be protected

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Still have questions about having dental implants?

Here are the answers to the main questions related to Implantology treatment. The better informed you are about this topic the better prepared you will be to begin your treatment.

What does dental implant treatment involve?

A dental implant placement treatment involves the following steps: case study (with X-ray examinations, among other means of diagnosis); surgery (consisting of implant placement); crown placement (or definitive prosthesis) and maintenance (routine consultations).

How long does surgery take?

Surgery time depends on many factors, but usually 1 hour maximum is sufficient for a dental implant placement. If you are thinking of having ROTA® (Advanced Total Oral Rehabilitation) on both arches, it will take approximately 3 to 4 hours.

How does it take for the implant to attach to the bone?

Through a biological process called Osseointegration, a natural attachment is made between the bone and the implant surface. This process takes 4 to 6 months. Only after successful integration of the implant into the bone can definitive crowns or prostheses be placed.

Is it necessary to clean dental implants?

As with natural teeth one must keep up good oral hygiene habits to eliminate bacterial plaque. In addition, regular check-ups are necessary to assess the health of the dental implants and for a more thorough cleaning of the prostheses.

Is dental implant surgery painful?

Surgery is carried out under anaesthesia without any pain or discomfort for the patient. After the intervention, analgesics and cold compresses are recommended until the following day, in order to reduce swelling.

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