Dental implants are an extremely good option for replacing one or several missing teeth.
A good way to explain it would be comparing a dental implant with a natural tooth.
The tooth is made up of the part that is visible in the mouth, which is the crown, and an invisible part, within the maxillary bone, under the gum, which we call the root.
When a tooth is lost, both the crown and the root are lost. To replace the root we will use a type of screw, made of titanium, which we will place inside the maxillary bone in an “osseous bed” that we will create, using local anaesthetic.
Dental implants require an initial healing phase, during which the new bone forms which will envelop your dental implant (imperceptibly), the duration of which varies depending on the location of the dental implant. Once this phase has been completed, we have a new root within which to place a support that we call a pillar, on top of which we will make the visible part, i.e., the crown of the tooth.
Dental implants are aesthetic solutions (no hooks can be seen) very comfortable with regard to usage, and highly respectful of neighbouring structures (teeth need not be sculpted and bone volume is maintained).
Why should I replace lost teeth?
Normally, when a tooth is lost, it is advisable to replace it as its absence compromises the bite and the ability to chew, although often this can happen without us noticing it, until the imbalance impedes us from eating properly. With dental implants we can solve this problem.
When a tooth or molar is lost, the load on the remaining teeth and molars is increased, shortening their survival in the mouth. A dental implant will avoid this.
The teeth neighbouring those that are lost will lose their axis, begin to lean and bring even greater instability. When a “bite” is unstable, the mandibular joint becomes seriously compromised. Dental implants stabilise the bite.
Additionally, the dental loss may have caused a significant aesthetic impact. Dental implants reinstate the aesthetic.
How many dental implants do I need?
A fixed rehabilitation based on dental implants is like the construction of a building. The more robust and abundant the foundations and the greater the quality of the floorspace, the better the load will be supported.
The number of dental implants is determined through a study of the case. For this reason, plaster moulds will be made, x-rays will be taken and whatever other complementary tests carried out that may be required to carry out a complete implantology study.
Once the case has been analysed, we will seek a balance in accordance with the different aspects of the case, the final dental prosthesis that the dental implants will end up supporting and the economic possibilities in each case.
Bearing in mind all aspects, the most balanced solution will be sought between both doctor and patient.
How long will the dental implants last?
The duration of the dental implants will depend to a great degree on the maintenance we carry out with the corresponding revisions at the dental clinic, on the presence or otherwise of unhealthy habits such as smoking, as well as daily personal care.
At our clinic we work only with the very best quality dental implants and we can point to statistics of a solid scientific basis that give a 95% chance of the implants remaining in place after 10 years, and between 80 y 90% after 30 years.
These figures would be comparable to other types of rehabilitations of the body that require implants such as hip or knee prostheses.
What maintenance do my dental implants require?
It is important to note that dental implant treatment does not end when we leave the clinic, but carries on with continuous care and maintenance at home.
During the dental implant rehabilitation process, and even more so when it is finished, we will show you how to clean the dental implant prosthesis, which must be supervised, the same as the dental implants themselves and the rest of the support structures, in the same way that we would monitor our natural teeth.
The osseointegrated prosthesis is made up of different elements all fixed together with precision screws. Over time and with the “microvibrations” that are produced with chewing, these screws which hold the dental implants can become loose. This is why it is necessary to review your dental prosthesis, ideally every 6 months, in order to monitor the function, detect an incident at an early stage, tighten the screws if necessary, keep an eye on the bone and clean the pillars.
It will always be easier and more comfortable for you to prevent as opposed to treat any possible problems with your dental implants.
|1 IMPLANT AND IMPLANT CROWN||1.285 €|
|SURGERY 1 IMPLANT||815 €|
|SURGERY 2 IMPLANTS||750 € / unit|
|SURGERY 3 IMPLANTS||700 € / unit|
|SURGERY 4 IMPLANTS||650 € / unit|
|SURGERY 5 IMPLANTS||600 € / unit|
|SURGERY 6 IMPLANTS OR MORE||550 € / unit|