Dental implants Málaga, What is a dental implant? Its importance and benefits
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. An implant is an artificial root made of pure titanium, which is really durable and resistant and helps the patient to have good aesthetics and health.
01 What does it consist of?
It consists of replacing the root of one or several teeth, absent or fractured
02 What is an implant?
An implant is an artificial root of pure titanium. There is a wide range of qualities and brands. The brands with which our clinic works are the highest-end, Straumann and TRI (Swiss) and Bego (German). These implants are integrated into the bone and serve to support artificial teeth created to measure according to the characteristics of the patient.
03 Why put an implant?
- Recover the functionality of the lost pieces.
- The teeth around the holes tend to lie down and fall down
04 How long is the treatment?
Under normal conditions of bone and gum, the treatment lasts about 3 – 4 months from the time the implant is placed until its crown is placed on top of it. In these months you will take an exhaustive follow-up to ensure the success of the treatment.
05 Is it a painful treatment?
No. It is done with local anesthesia and is completely painless. It is also possible do the treatment under sedation.
The postoperative period will depend on each case and each patient, may not notice anything the next day, a slight discomfort or have a bruise and inflammation
06 Can any dentist do it?
No. This treatment corresponds to a specialized trained dentist in Implantology. Ask about the training and experience of the Dentist before doing the treatment.
What is a dental implant?
As in all dental treatments there are several brands and a wide range of qualities for these implants. The ones we work with in our Gallardo & Jiménez Dental Clinic are the top of the range, Straumann and TRI (Swiss) and Bego (German). We choose the type of implant and size according to the case to be treated and after carrying out an exhaustive study by means of a CAT scan or a 3D X-ray.
The implants are integrated into the bone (usually within 3 months) and serve to support the custom-made crowns.
Discover why is it important to have a dental implant
The first is that chewing food will be easier and more comfortable. When there is one or more missing teeth, 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.
Further information about dental implant treatment
Patients at our Malaga dental clinic often ask other frequently asked questions about the treatment of dental implants. The three most common are:
Duration of the treatment: the most normal treatment time is around 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.
Pain: placing a dental implant is completely painless because it is done under local anaesthesia and even with sedation if requested by the patient. The postoperative period depends on the case, as there are people who do not feel anything, there are others who have a slight discomfort and there are others who have bruising or swelling.
Who can do it: only a specialised dentist with studies in implantology can carry out this type of treatment. At Gallardo & Jiménez Dental Clinic we have the necessary experience and professionalism.
Contact us for more information about dental implants.
Types of dental implants and frequently asked questions
Dental implants replace the root of one or more teeth that are badly damaged or have already fallen out. They are made of pure titanium and there are many different brands and qualities on the market.
At Gallardo & Jiménez Dental Clinic we work with top of the range brands such as Straumann and TRI from Switzerland, and Bego from Germany. These dental implants are integrated into the bone and serve to support artificial teeth that are custom-made and look just like natural teeth. Read on to find out more about the types of dental implants available.
Types of dental implants at Gallardo & Jimenez Clinic
Dental implants can be conical or cylindrical in shape. But they can also be distinguished by the connection platform of the prosthesis, that is, the crown that will be placed on top of the implant. If we make this distinction, there are two types of dental implants: those with an external connection and those with an internal connection.
Internal connection dental implants are those in which the crown is connected to the inside of the implant, while the external connection dental implants have the crown resting on top of the implant. The internal connection is the one we most commonly use nowadays at the Gallardo & Jiménez Dental Clinic because it has more advantages such as less loosening of the prosthesis and fewer errors in the placement of the dental implants.
Frequently asked questions about dental implants
Now that you know the types of dental implants, there are many other questions that our patients ask before starting this type of treatment.
The first is why get an implant. It is important to recover the functionality of the teeth that have fallen out, also for aesthetics and to prevent the teeth around those gaps from falling out as well.
The second is how long a treatment usually lasts. In normal cases it usually lasts between three and four months from the time the dental implant is placed until the crown is fitted.
The third is about the pain that this treatment can cause. Here we always reassure our patients that the placement of the implant is always done under local anaesthesia and therefore completely painless. The postoperative period depends on each person, but it is not usually more than a slight discomfort.
The last question is about who can place a dental implant. You must have a professional dentist specialised in implantology like the one at Gallardo & Jiménez Dental Clinic.
If you would like more information about the types of dental implants or any other service, please contact us.
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