THE SOLUTION TO MISSING TEETH
A dental implant is an artificial root that is surgically placed, under local anaesthesia, inside the jawbone. Later, after a healing period, a prosthesis or sheath is connected. The replacement of missing teeth through the use of implants allows the replacement of missing teeth without injuring neighbouring teeth, maintaining bone height avoiding the collapse of the gum and improving the appearance of the smile.
Thanks to a new computer-guided dental technique, the lost tooth, or teeth, can be recovered in a single session using minimally invasive surgery. This innovative technology makes the post-operative shorter, painless and without inflammation and allows a faster recovery with what you can eat from the same day.
THE SUCCESS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
The success of the implants is higher than 95% and there is no immune rejection. If an implant fails, it can be replaced by another of the same size after healing, something very important in long-term patients.
At Clínica Curull we offer the possibility of “implants and teeth in one day” in those cases where the bone anatomy is favourable. They are usually situations where aesthetics are required or where all-natural teeth are useless and must be extracted. At the same time of extraction, the implants are placed and, a few hours later, a fixed prosthesis is also placed that will allow a normal life.
Dental implants are titanium cylinders that are placed in the jaw to act as a root and anchor one or more artificial teeth. Then a pop-up or bolt is installed over the implant. Finally, a porcelain crown is placed on the post that perfectly simulates a natural tooth. Depending on your situation, you can replace one or more teeth with dental implants.
When losing a tooth, the bone where it is lodged begins a process of gradual disappearance. Early implant placement interrupts the bone resorption process.
The old solutions to tooth loss (bridges, removable appliances …) have the disadvantage that they do not interrupt the loss of bone associated with tooth loss and they also have to be supported by neighboring teeth that end up being overloaded.
Normally each lost tooth must be replaced with an implant. However, in some areas of the mouth where the teeth receive less “pressure” load, it is possible to reduce the number of implants.
Implant interventions do not hurt because they are performed under local anaesthesia. In longer or more complex cases, our anaesthetists also use sedation techniques.
The maintenance of the implants is similar to that of the rest of the teeth. After they are placed, they need normal daily hygiene care by the patient and the review once a year by the staff of our clinic.
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