The dental implant helps patients to restore teeth and smile through fixed or anchored works at any age. Our specialists will help you smile with confidence and eat without fear.
What Is Dental Implant?
The dental implant is defined as a material surgically inserted into the alveolar bone tissue in the jaw bone for functional or aesthetic purposes, usually replacing a root of the tooth, serving as prosthetic support.
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The components of the dental implants
- Implant body – is the portion applied surgically to the bone. You can opt for titanium implants, the most commonly used or the most aesthetic zirconia, recommended in aesthetic restorations in the front area. Both materials are highly biocompatible.
- The healing screw – screwed after the implant discovery, guides the healing of soft tissues tightly around the implant.
- Abutment (pillar, abutment) – the portion for the prosthesis retention. It is usually made of Titan, or Zirconia, for better aesthetics.
The final prosthetic work can be made of metal-ceramic or you can choose Full Ceramic Restorations for a great aesthetics.
How long does implant treatment last?
The duration of treatment varies depending on each case, analysis of the bone in which the implant will be inserted and planning are the most important step. Bone density is a parameter that qualitatively analyzes the bone support, if the bone density is lower, the time between the treatment steps must be longer. If the bone support is insufficient, it requires an additional treatment step, bone augmentation.
Correctly performed progressive bone load is an important factor determining the duration of treatment. Although it requires multiple stages of treatment, it is preferable to implantation therapy with immediate loading (in a single session), better long term results.
Taking into account all the parameters to be evaluated and the auxiliary treatments needed to solve the case by implant therapy, the duration of treatment may vary between 6-18 months.
The success of long-term implant treatment
The success of implanto-prosthetic treatments depends both on the physician’s qualities and the patient’s compliance with the treatment, by periodical controls and rigorously adhering to oral hygiene.
Overall, the success rate is quite high (95-98%) in patients with a good overall health condition, who maintain rigorous oral hygiene, conditions that will ensure the long-term survival of the implant.