What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a screw-like fixation, usually made of titanium – a light, resistant metal that is biocompatible with the human body – used to replace the roots of missing teeth.

The implants are placed in the maxilla or mandible where they will become the support for crowns, bridges or other types of dental prostheses that will replace the missing
tooth or teeth.

What are the implants used for?

Dental implants are used as a support for a crown, a bridge or a prosthesis that replaces one or more tooth.
The process of implant restoration improves dental health, the mastication function and the aesthetic appearance.

How long does the treatment take?

Thanks to the implant design and its special surface, our implants can be used in two different types of treatment:

Inmediate loading

Depending on the bone quality and the overall health of each patient, the professional will determine in which cases immediate loading of the implants can be performed. This technique consists of placing the prosthesis immediately after the insertion of the implants, thus accelerating the rehabilitation treatment on implants.

Deferred loading

In order to achieve proper osseointegration, the implants are usually left load-free for a period of time that can expand from three to six months. Osseointegration is the biological process in which the implants remain submerged below the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the bone.

The advantages of using implants to replace teeth

Dental implants provide a strong and durable support for dental prosthetics.

Fixed prostheses on implants are as comfortable as natural teeth and provide the same sensations in the patient.

Removable prostheses on implants, meant to replace all of the denture or part of it, also offer comfort as long as they are well anchored on the implants.

Adjacent healthy teeth do not need to be modified in order to anchor the prosthesis.

They help maintaining the bone of the maxilla or mandible. They restore normal eating and speaking abilities.

They contribute to maintaining dental health and the masticatory function, resulting in a better quality of life

They increase the retention power of overdentures.