Implantology- Dental Implants: Phases and Advantages
The dental implants are a modern dental technic which it gives to patient a complete masticatory function and a new smile.
The natural tooth it is composed by two parts: the crown, the visible part, and the root, incorporated into the upper or lower jaw bone.
A dental implant replaces the root of the tooth: it is therefore an artificial root, inserted in the mandible or jaw. It is usually a titanium screw or a titanium alloy, a biocompatible material that reduces inflammation and allergies in the oral cavity, it integrates perfectly with the bone and it resists to any pressure due to chewing.
What is a dental implant made of?
The dental implants are made of 3 parts:
- The artificial root or screw: in reality by implant we mean the screw inserted in the mandibular bone, which replaces the missing natural root. It can be of various lengths, depending on the patient’s anatomical needs. It can be made of titanium or zirconium.
- A support structure: it is the element that connects the implant to the dental crown. One part is fixed inside the gingiva and the other part protrudes like a pin, on which the crown will be fixed.
- The dental crown in ceramic is identical with the natural tooth, as much as you will not find any aesthetic differences.
The phases of dental implantology
How do we insert the dental implants? Here is the procedure that we perform to return the smile to our patients with a dental implant:
- Diagnosis: during the first free visit our medical team will perform in-depth diagnostic and instrumental tests in order to guarantee a personalized treatment plan based on your real clinical needs and in line with your aesthetic and functional expectations.
- Intervention: in this second phase we proceed to insert the implant into the bone. The operation is performed under local anesthesia.
- Osseointegration : In this phase you have to wait a few months (3 to 6 months) until the dental implant it integrates into the bone.
- Final phase: finally the specialist will mount the superstructure to the implant, on which the dental crown will be fixed.
Advantages of dental implants
We mentioned that a dental implant allows the patient to gain an efficient masticatory function and a natural smile, both affected by the lack of one or more teeth.
Choosing the dental implants instead of relying on bridges has several advantages:
- The dental implants are aesthetically identical to natural teeth
- They are fixed permanently and safely, without any kind of adhesives.
- They do not show problems for the teeth nearby
- They are an extremely durable solution if you perform proper oral hygiene on a daily basis.
- High success rates: since 2009 we have realized over 12,000 implantology intervention ensuring our patients a 98% success rate (in the remote hypothesis of implant failure we perform a new free intervention at our expense, reimbursing the flight expenses). Percentage that reaches 100% with computer guided implantology a painless technique without cuts that ensures the maximum precision thanks to an advanced software that allows the 3D virtual simulation of the intervention.
- Stability: no mastication problems and no risk of artificial tooth mobility.