Dental implants are a modern dental technique used to give the patient a complete chewing function and a new smile.
The natural tooth is made up of two parts: the crown, the visible part, and the root, embedded in the upper or lower jaw bone.
A dental implant replaces the root of the tooth: it is therefore an artificial root, inserted into the jaw or jaw. It is usually a titanium or titanium alloy screw, a biocompatible material that reduces inflammation and allergies of the oral cavity, integrates perfectly with the bone and withstands any pressure due to chewing.
The artificial root or grapevine: actually by implant we mean the screw inserted into the mandibular bone, which then 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 located inside the gum, the other protrudes like a pin on which the crown will be fixed.
The ceramic dental crown is identical to the natural tooth, so that you will not find aesthetic differences.
How are dental implants inserted? Here is the procedure 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 examinations 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 intervention takes place under local anesthesia.
Osseointegration: now we have to wait a few months (from 3 to 6 months) for the dental implant to be integrated 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 have mentioned that a dental implant allows the patient to find both an efficient chewing function and a natural smile, both impaired by the lack of one or more teeth.
Choosing dental implants rather than relying on mobile bridges has several advantages:
Dental implants are aesthetically identical to natural teeth
They are fixed permanently and securely, without glues of any kind
They do not involve problems for the natural 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 implemented over 12,000 implantology interventions ensuring our patients a success rate of 98% (in the remote hypothesis of implant failure we perform a new free intervention at our expense by reimbursing flight expenses). Percentage that reaches 100% with the implantology computer guided a painless technique without cuts that ensures maximum precision thanks to a very advanced software that allows the virtual 3D simulation of the intervention
Stability: no chewing problem and no risk of artificial tooth mobility.