Implantology - Dental Implants
The implant allows your dentist in your mouth replenish the lost teeth by placing dental implants in titanium and aesthetic crowns in porcelain.
Dental implants act as an artificial root to support artificial teeth.
The implants are used in loss of one or more teeth or even all teeth. In cases of major losses, it is not necessary to place a dental implant for each missing tooth, a few well distributed dental implants are able to support a fixed prosthesis, providing the patient aesthetics, comfort, safety and efficient chewing.
What is the success of a Dental Implant?
The key to long-term success of dental implants involves the maintenance.
It is essential periodic control of implants and connective tissue that support - the peri-implant tissues - bone and soft tissues around the implant.
These checks must be carried out according to the needs of each patient, taking into account factors that can contribute to the development of periodontal disease (natural teeth) as well as prevent it from developing in the peri-implant tissues, because the risk of these patients develop peri-implant disease it is greater than in patients with soft tissue and healthy bone.
Maintenance consultation should include:
Survey of peri-implant tissues, if there is bleeding or periodontal pockets;
For maintenance we advise:
In the first year after implant placement to inspection every six months consultation of peri-implant osseointegration and tissue (fixation of the implant to the bone);
In the remaining years to annual consultation control;
If you have a history of periodontal disease in the natural teeth, you should make a quarterly control visit in the first year after placement of dental implant surgery;
If you notice recurrent inflammation of the surrounding gum tissue, crown exposure or titanium screw, immediately inform your dentist.