What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are one of the most popular treatments nowadays. A dental implant is a prosthetic unit formed by a titanium screw medical grade bio-compatible treated specifically for use in the human body, as seen in other cases of prosthetics in other parts of the body such as the hip, knees or legs. Generally this is made of titanium Grade I or V.
Why Dental Implants?
When the dental unit or tooth is lost, this screw does the same function of the root of the tooth, which is screwed on or would cement a crown that occupied the space lost tooth extraido.Al same time, the dental implant prevents tooth losing bone is reabsorbed in the extraction as might occur in the case of dental bridges.
Age influences the process?
Age is not a limiting factor, in fact almost 70% of patients who require this surgery exceed 60 years. What we can say is that the higher the patient longer take to generate bone around the implant, but does not influence the final result.
How Dental Implant Surgery Placement is performed?
It is usually performed under local anesthesia, specifically infiltrating where the implant will be placed, it is not necessary to anesthetize the entire mouth. According technique can be performed flap surgery placement or intramucosal in which you do not need to open the gum and doesnt need of stitches.
Do I have enough bone?
It is important for a patient to have enough bone to support the implant. If you do not have enough bone, there are many safe and effective ways to correct bone deficiency. Your dentist will assess this and advise you if additional bone material is needed
What are the immediate implants?
Usually immediate implants itself does not exist. What some doctors call immediate implant is a procedure where the same day is placed a crown or temporary bridge over the dental implant but never the final prosthesis because the bone has to grow around the implant first to place a final prosthesis.
What is the healing time?
Is the time required for the dental implant to be integrated with the bone, depending on the patient’s age will be 4 to 6 months, sometimes longer in patients with diabetes or patient with inmunodeficiency.
It is painful?
The patient will be medicated immediately after surgery and will be given antibiotics. It is normal to have some discomfort (not pain) after surgery, the next day to the patient can continue activities without high physical efforts beyond the ordinary.