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What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a substitute for a natural tooth root made from titanium which is placed into the socket of the missing tooth. The implant makes contact with the bone in the jaw which will over time, grow around the implant. The structure which the implant will support can then be constructed. This could be a single tooth a bridge or even a full denture.
Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost one or more teeth due to periodontal disease or dental injury. Candidates for dental implants need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. A thorough evaluation by your dentist will help determine whether dental implants are right for you.

What is involved in having a dental implant?

Placing a dental implant will require a surgical procedure. This can be done using a simple local anaesthetic. For complex cases general anaesthetic under specialist care may be required.
The implants need to bond (integrate) with the bone after they have been put in. This is for around 3 months in the lower jaw and 6 months in the upper jaw.
If you are having one, two or three teeth replaced, you will have a temporary restoration in the meantime. If you have complete dentures, then these can be worn throughout the healing period once they have been modified after the surgery.

How do I look after my dental implant?

After care is important if you are going to have a long-lasting and successful implant. Your dentist will give you detailed advice on how to look after your implants. Cleaning around the teeth attached to the implants is no more difficult than cleaning natural teeth. However, there may be areas that are difficult to reach and you will be shown methods to help you, using super floss, interdental bristles and water picks. More frequent visits to the hygienist may be necessary but your dentist will be able to advise you on this.

Do I need an implant for each missing tooth?

No. We will study your case and will propose the placing of just the implants you need
Can the body reject the implant?

The implant is made of a biocompatible material (titanium). However, there is a remote possibility that not osteointegre. If this happens, the implant would be replaced with another. In our experienced hands, the percentage of success is over 98%, allowing us to say that the technique is safe and successful.

On what occasions we would need implants?

  • To replace one or more teeth without affecting neighboring teeth.
  • Provide total support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable (overdenture).
  • To support a fixed bridge, eliminating the need for a conventional bridge.

What we get with the orthodontic benefits?

  • Increases the ability to clean teeth better
  • Improves the health of your teeth and gums in the long term
  • Reduce the risk of injuries in protuberant front teeth
  • Serves as a guide for permanent teeth to erupt into more favorable positions (that is to say, it reduces the risk of tooth impaction)
  • A better functioning of the teeth
  • It helps with the optimization of other dental treatments
  • A more attractive smile
  • Improves force distribution and wear of the teeth patterns

Can adult patients receive orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age. Everyone wants a beautiful and healthy smile. A large percentage of orthodontic patients today are adults.

How does orthodontic treatment?

The braces produce a light and constant pressure to gradually move teeth into their correct position. The braces that are placed on the teeth and the arch that connects them are the main components.
When the arch is placed into the braces, it tries to return to its original shape. By doing so, it applies pressure to move your teeth to their new position ideal.

Do braces hurt?

The placement of bands and braces on your teeth does not hurt. Once your braces are placed and connected with the arch you may feel some discomfort in the teeth, from one to four days. Your lips and cheeks may need one or two weeks to get used to the braces on your teeth.

How long does orthodontic treatment take?

It varies from case to case, but the average time is from one to three years. The actual treatment time can be affected by the rate of growth and the severity of the necessary correction. The length of treatment also depends on patient compliance. Maintaining good oral hygiene, taking good care of your braces and regular appointments are important in reducing the treatment time.