Dental implants have revolutionized the Dentistry of the last 40 years, allowing to improve the quality of life of many people. They allow to create the bases to replace the original teeth and that the new ones look, feel and function as natural teeth.
People who have lost teeth can, thanks to implants, eat everything, knowing that the natural appearance of their mouth is maintained and that facial aesthetics are preserved.
Dental implants are small accessories with external and internal threads, made of a titanium alloy. Titanium is a biocompatible metal, its main characteristic is the capacity of bone integration with the tissues, that is to say, the intimate and direct union with the bone once placed. This biological process lasts between 2 and 3 months under normal conditions. It will thus become a solid anchor where the dental prosthesis, that is, the tooth, can be fixed later.
The placement of the dental implant is the only way to avoid the atrophic degeneration that occurs in the bone once the extraction of the tooth occurs. In the Barroso Clinic we adapt the most recent advances in oral implantology to the needs of our patients and apply the best contrasted surgical techniques of the scientific literature.
In some cases the implant can be placed on the same day that the tooth extraction is performed, if any, minimizing the number of interventions. Technological advances have made it possible, for more than 10 years, that we can also put the dental prosthesis on the implant on the same day.
This is what is called immediate loading or immediate aesthetics, that is, the extraction of the tooth, placement of the implant and the provisional dental cover in a single day.
All surgical procedures are performed in the operating room of the Barroso Clinic, which has been enabled to maintain strict disinfection and sterilization controls, as well as to work through conscious sedation procedures.
It will depend on the number of missing teeth. The unitary prosthesis, individual sheath, requires the placement of an implant.
Each implant is attached to a unit sleeve. A partial prosthesis, fixed bridge, can replace two or more teeth and requires only two or three implants.
To replace the absence of all teeth of the maxilla we need between two and eight correctly distributed implants, depending on the design and needs of the new prosthesis.
If it is immovable it is called an overdenture, while if it is fixed it is made a fixed bridge, which may be made of porcelain metal or resin metal.