Dental implants in Malaga

Our dental implant service in Mijas

What is a dental implant?

An implant is an artificial root made of pure titanium. As with everything, there is a wide range of qualities and brands. The brands that our clinic works with are the top of the range, Straumann and TRI (Swiss) and Bego (German). These implants are integrated into the bone, and serve to support artificial teeth created according to the patient’s characteristics. After an exhaustive study by means of a CAT scan or a 3D X-ray.

The implants are integrated into the bone (normally in 3 months) and serve to support the custom-made crowns.

Why is it important to get a dental implant?

The first is that chewing food will be easier and more comfortable. When there is one or more teeth missing, we tend to chew on the side where we have all our teeth. In the long run, this means that these teeth are subjected to overload and that some teeth are performing functions that do not correspond to them, so there will be a greater risk of fracture and wear.

On the other hand, when there is a gap, the rest of the teeth tend to move to close it, making it easier for them to fracture.

Information about dental implant treatment

Patients at our Malaga dental clinic often ask other frequently asked questions about dental implant treatment. The three most common are:

What is the duration of the treatment?

The treatment usually lasts about three or four months from the time the titanium implant is placed until the crown is placed on top. During this time, the treatment will be closely monitored to ensure its success.

Does dental implant treatment hurt?

Placing a dental implant is completely painless because it is done under local anaesthesia and even with sedation if the patient requests it. The postoperative period depends on the case, as there are people who do not notice anything, there are others who have slight discomfort and there are others who have bruising or swelling.

Who performs the treatment?

Only a specialised dentist with studies in implantology can carry out this type of treatment. At Clínica Dental Gallardo & Jiménez we have the necessary experience and professionalism.

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Types of Dental Implants at Clínica Gallardo & Jiménez

Los implantes dentales pueden tener forma cónica o cilíndrica. Pero también se pueden distinguir por la plataforma de conexión de la prótesis, es decir, la corona que se pondrá encima del implante. Si hacemos esta distinción hay dos tipos de implantes dentales: los de conexión externa y los de conexión interna.

Internal connection dental implants are those in which the crown is connected to the inside of the implant, while the external crown is supported on the implant. The internal connection is the one we most commonly use nowadays at Clínica Dental Gallardo & Jiménez because it has more advantages such as less loosening of the prosthesis and fewer errors in the placement of dental implants.

Dental implant treatment in Mijas: a solution for your oral health