Dental implants are add-ons, such as artificial roots, created to substitute absent or lost teeth, which support them as a base that you can feel exactly as your own.
Nowadays, a chemical modification of pure titanium is usually used for oral implants, acting as artificial roots. After their placement in the maxilla or upper jaw, once they are osseointegrated, they will support new artificial teeth, joined to them. These implants provide a strong foundation for fixed teeth, without using adjacent teeth. Therefore, they help to restore the mouth functionally, aesthetically, with high quality and accuracy. These implants do also help us to get a better anchoring in case of movable dental prosthetics, which will help the patient to feel the comfort and safety that fixed prosthetics provide.
This treatment, made with osseo integrated dental implants, requires high-complexity technical procedures, and therefore must be accurately planned, and its study should be done in several visits, with the following aims:
- Give the patient information about implants, or about the different kind of dental prosthetics that may be used, depending on the case.
- Help the patient to choose the perfect moment to apply the treatment, as some phases of the treatment may involve some changes in the patient’s life.
- Make an individual evaluation of the patient’s dental and general health, to detect any risk or contraindication that the treatment may involve.
Is the treatment painful?
No, it is not, as it is always performed with local anesthesia and, sometimes, with sedation or general anesthesia
The treatment is performed with local anesthesia in most cases, to minimize potential discomfort, but, if necessary, our implant team will improve your well-being with relaxing medication, or with techniques of conscious sedation.