Dental implants are artificial dental roots, usually made of chemically pure titanium, which are inserted into the bone of the maxilla or mandible to replace the roots of missing teeth. Implants serve as support for artificial teeth (implant-supported prosthetics) specially created for each person and offer a safe solution to replace one or more dental pieces or to stabilize prosthetic dentures with excessive mobility.
Titanium is a biocompatible metal, anticorrosive and whithout magnetic properties, acts without chemical interactions with bone or gum, does not damage adjacent teeth and is extremely resistant.
The result of implantology is an artificial tooth, perfectly functional and with an aesthetic appropiate to the mouth in which it is implanted.
The main advantage of dental implants is the immediate improvement in speech and chewing, as well as aesthetic improvements that provide extra security and confidence in the patient.
In principle, any adult can get implants if they are in good health and have the proper bone to support it. We will carry out a previous evaluation of each case through the patient’s clinical history, physical examination and complementary radiological tests in order to plan a satisfactory result both from a functional and aesthetic point of view.
The main advantages offered by these implants are:
- Absolute biocompatibility and perfect osseointegration.
- Light but hard: It is 4 times lighter than gold but at the same time very resistant and hard.
- Uniform treatments with only one metal: Titanium is used both in the implant and in the prosthesis, so we can rehabilitate using only a single type of metal.
- Great precision in the interface areas.
- Low thermal conductivity: Therefore, it does not present possible sensitivity problems like other metals (13.5 less than gold and 3.2 less than chrome-cobalt).
- Radiographic translucence.
- There is no affectation in taste.
- They allow us to offer several possible solutions for each case, depending on the amount of bone, remaining teeth, comfort for each person or economic reasons.
- In cases of little bone we can vary the angle of the implant without affecting the position of the tooth, since we have pillars of different inclinations to correct the direction of the axis.
The maintenance of implants is similar to the rest of the teeth. Once placed, they require good daily hygiene, avoid smoking and an annual review at the Clinic.