TREATMENTS

 

IMPLANTS

 

ADVANTAGES OF DENTAL IMPLANT TREATMENT

The lack of teeth is somewhat unfortunate. They can generate organic (digestive, dietary, endocrine ...) and functional or psychosomatic problems. What regard to social once, the psychosocial field show that, these dental absences, particularly if they are aesthetic, involves a difficulty in quality and limited the quantity of social relations. As a defence mechanism,the smile tend to turn into a hidden and silent one.

 

And the most important, the inability to chew properly would hinder our behaviour ina social and personal level. These are "feelings" and situations that can be returned to normality, thanks to the possibility of allowing dental implants to restore your mouth.

Dental implants are the most effective solution in the absence of teeth, simply and effectively regaining the lost sensations. The advantages are many, but especially to be able to chew properly and openly smile without uncomfortable movements of your current removable prosthesis.

Dental implants allow us to restore your missing teeth the most natural way it could be done without cutting healthy teeth remaining as it was done before the era of implants or when it is not possible to place them.
Prosthesis are more stable and functionally effective, longer lasting and more aesthetic due the fact that bulky metal palate or artificial resin disappear.

ARE IMPLANTS ALL THE SAME

Nowadays there are different types of dental implants, the choice between different implants depends on the characteristics of each case, for example, the quality and quantity of bone of the patient are crucial when selecting the type of implant. There are numerous brands of implants with different aspects and designs in both surgical attachment and the prosthetic part.

In our clinics we place all kinds of implants that currently exist and meet the highest security in the process of bone integration.

The surgeon determine clinically and radiologically the number and type of implant that will be placed in every tooth, developing a prelaminar study of the final prosthesis where we will take on account patient feedback

 

WHAT IS A DENTAL IMPLANT?

Dental implants are artificial structures, usually in the form of screw made of titanium alloy practically pure. This is a fully biocompatible material that is integrated into the bone when the time required after the surgical placement has ended. The function of an implant is to replace the root of a natural tooth that was extracted, also serving as support for the realization of fixed bridges as a pillar or pillars of support in the anchoring of removable dentures.

On these artificial root (implant) are placed the prosthetic pillars and the respective crown. Current alternatives to titanium, promotedby alternative medicine and holistic, would be zirconium implants and bioactive polymer (PEEK loaded with calcium phosphate), unfortunately accompanied by the shadow of their fragility and need of a major number of comparative studies.

The prosthesis (aesthetic part) that fits on the implants are called prosthetic crown.It is true that the patient asks for "the replacement of their teeth" and not for a particular implant. That’s why prosthetic crowns are very important, since they have to be anatomically, functional and aesthetic integrated maintaining the balance of the oral system restored.

 

TYPES OF IMPLANTS

Currently, there are many types of implants and they are all designed to replace the root of the tooth extracted.

The implant is usually a titanium metal cylinder that is inserted into the bone like an artificial root. In the last twenty years, knowledge about dental implants and the frequency which they are being recommended have grown greatly.

It can be said that there are many types of dental implants with different classifications according to their shape, size, type of insertion,the amount of surface treated, the integration capacity...
But for patients, it is better to understand that there is the possibility of placing them buried inside the bone and gum (biphasic) that require an integration period of absolute rest for at least eight weeks before being prosthetic loaded.And the called (monophasic) with a single structure of titanium together the inside and outside part. Avoiding the problems of joining the implant abutment interface which generated many problems. But necessarily require placement and immediate prosthetic loading. Here in Doc. Espases Dental Clinicwe are pioneers in Spain on the use of the monophasictechnique and basal implants, having an extensive experience with them.

Later we will give some details about it, so unknown even within the profession.


Some examples:

Biphasic implants: cylindrical, conical (as root)
External, internal and lobed hexagons.
Monophasic implants:
Mini- implants (with its limited indications)
Implants sheets (Linkow, PasqualiniPoliform)
Implants “upperperiosteum"
Basal and Disc (indicated in all clinical situations, especially in atrophic maxilla)

Ejemplo de implantes monofásicos y bifásicos