• What are dental implants?
    • Dental implants are artificial roots placed into the jawbone to replace natural roots of missing teeth, providing a stable, strong support to which the prosthetic components are fastened.
  • When can dental implants be used?
    • It does not matter whether teeth were lost through accident, disease or caries, dental implants are considered an excellent solution for many patients.

      However, not all patients are candidates for implant placement. It is necessary a detailed evaluation and examination conducted by a dentist with adequate training to advise you on the most suitable treatment and/or technique for your individual condition.
  • How is the surgical procedure?
    • Dental implant placement has three stages: diagnosis, implant placement and final restorative prostheses.

      The implant is usually inserted into the jawbone under a local anaesthetic. However, when the surgical procedure is longer, the presence of an anaesthetist may be neccesary to administer a motorized intravenous anaesthetic. In neither case does the patient feel pain or discomfort.
  • How long does the entire treatment take?
    • The waiting time period between the implant insertion and the placement of the final restorative prostheses may be sixty days to six months, however, in certain cases, the implant insertion and the restoration may take place on the same day.
  • What is osseointegration?
    • Osseointegration is a direct structural and functional connection between the dental implant and the jawbone.
  • Are dental implants a long-lasting solution?
    • This may be a unique medical case in which the artificial replacement functions better than the natural organ. When properly placed and kept in good oral hygiene, dental implants can last much longer than natural teeth.
  • Are periodic follow-up visits necessary?
    • Your dentist is the most interested in the success of the treatment, but you should remember that he will require you to keep good oral hygiene habits.

      If a problem arises after treatment ( breakage, loosening, mobility ), do not hesitate to see your dentist immediately.

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