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What are implants?

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The importance of a good implant

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a periodontist or implantologist places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.

While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more tooth saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.

Dental implants are so natural looking and feeling; you may forget you ever lost a tooth. You know that your confidence about your teeth affects how you feel about yourself, both personally and professionally. Perhaps you hide your smile because of spaces from missing teeth. Maybe your dentures don’t feel secure. Perhaps you have difficulty chewing. If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to smile, speak and eat again with comfort and confidence, there is good news! Dental implants are teeth that can look and feel just like your own!

What are the benefits of implants?

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Aesthetic and safe results

Dental implants have many advantages compared to traditional solutions of crowns, bridges and dentures:

  • 1st place with comparative studies and follow-up to 15 years.
  • Reduces treatment times with immediate or definitive from 6 weeks teeth.
  • Reduce number of surgeries with narrow and short implants.
  • Ten-year warranty with individual maintenance program.
  • Dental implants look, feel and function as if they were natural teeth.
  • The adjacent teeth need not be damaged to provide support to the new prosthesis.
  • Implant placement in bone marrow prevents reduction which occurs upon the loss of teeth.
  • It is considered as definitive treatment.

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Reduce the times of treatment

First examine the situation. Make a proper exploration and use appropriate diagnostic methods. Inserting the dental prosthesis. At this time we can cover the implant with gum, if we have made bone regeneration, or place the provisional tooth at the same time the implant. Immediate or Teeth Teeth in a day is the name given to this new procedure.

But we have placed the tooth implant on the same day , expect the time required for osseointegration of the prosthesis, three months to occur, and a pillar to be printed.

Pillar printing is done already in place, a final model on which the crown perfectly adapted to the abutment is constructed is obtained. Implants can replace a single tooth, some or all of them.

Currently and sometimes that they allow it, you can place your / the implant / s and / teeth on them on the same day of surgery. This is what we call the art of “teeth in a single day.” This has been a great contribution that has given comfort to patients. We may make this technique depending on the amount and quality of bone of the patient and the area to be restored.

Today the patient should know that with the existing bone regeneration techniques ( sinus floor augmentation , alveolar ridge augmentation ) can place dental implants with a success rate very high in almost all cases.

Clinical cases

  • Caso clínico Implantes Dentales III

    El Dr. José Nart, dentista especialista en implantes dentales en Barcelona, y su equipo de dentistas especialistas en estética dental en Barcelona, tratan exitosamente muchos pacientes a l...

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  • Dental Implant clinical case

    Patient comes to our office with a horizontal fracture of the upper central incisor. In most of the cases we like to extract the tooth and immediately place the implant with it´s provisiona...

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  • Clinical Case Dental Implant

    Ceramic restorations over implants can be highly esthetic almost unrecognizable for our eyes when comparing with natural teeth. In this case central incisor fractured and was replaced with a...

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FAQs

What Dental Implants Can Do?
  • Replace one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth.
  • Support a bridge being fixed and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture.
  • Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.
Whar are the advantages of Dental Implants Over Dentures or a Bridge?

Every way you look at it, dental implants are a better solution to the problem of missing teeth.

  • Esthetic, dental implants look and feel like your own teeth! Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompany bridgework and dentures. No one will ever know that you have a replacement tooth.
  • Tooth-saving, dental implants don’t sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because neighboring teeth are not altered to support the implant. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health!
  • Confidence, dental implants will allow you to once again speak and eat with comfort and confidence! They are secure and offer freedom from the irksome clicks and wobbles of dentures. They’ll allow you to say goodbye to worries about misplaced dentures and messy pastes and glues.
  • Reliable, the success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.
Are You a candidate for Dental Implants?

The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease.
Dental implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth. Since periodontists are the dental experts who specialize in precisely these areas, they are ideal members of your dental implant team. Not only do periodontists have experience working with other dental professionals, they also have the special knowledge, training and facilities that you need to have teeth that look and feel just like your own. Your dentist and periodontist will work together to make your dreams come true.

What is the treatment like?

This procedure is a team effort between you, your implantologist and your periodontist. They will consult with you to determine where and how your implant should be placed. Depending on your specific condition and the type of implant chosen, your periodontist will create a treatment plan tailored to meet your needs.

How successful is the treatment?

Under proper conditions, such as placement by a dentist and diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime. Long-term studies continue to show improving success rates for implants. Being implanted into the bone, as with your natural teeth, implants require thorough cleaning. Cleaning around the implants is no more difficult than cleaning your natural teeth and we will strongly advise all patients to see the dental hygienist on a regular basis to maintain the healthy status of the implant and the rest of the teeth and gums.

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