Dental Implants

In cases where one or more teeth have been lost, the solution that is considered the most appropriate for their replacement is dental implants.

The dental implant is a device which job is to be the artificial substitute for the root of a lost tooth. It is usually threaded in shape and made of a biocompatible material that does not produce rejection and allows it to be attached to a bone. 

The surface of dental implants can have different textures and coatings, commonly used to increase their adhesion to the bone.

When replacing lost teeth through dental implants, a greater amount of alveolar bone is preserved since it is reabsorbed when it does not receive any type of stimulus.

A dental implant offers the comfort and stability of a natural tooth, since unlike removable prostheses, they do not rest on the gum or use hooks around the natural teeth, but instead are placed inside the bone. A dental crown is placed on this implant, which gives it a natural look and feel and it functions similar to a natural tooth.

To analyze which type of implant is the best and to plan the treatment properly, a dental tomography must be performed previously, which is a three-dimensional radiographic image, that allows all the necessary studies of the anatomical structures that are related to the implant placement. If the professional considers that the bone around the implant is not prepared to receive the power or weight of mastication immediately (same day implants), the implants of two stage are placed.

Same Day Dental Implants

The terminology Same Day Dental Implants or “Immediate Load Dental Implants”, refers to the process of the implant and crown completed in just one stage and it only requires a few days; however, it is commonly misunderstood. Some patients expect to have their teeth removed and replaced with a number of dental implants all at the same time.

Immediate load dental implants are small cylinders in the shape of a “screw” made of titanium, which because of their shape and immersed technology, allow the doctor to place them through a minimally invasive surgical procedure, without sutures or opening flaps on the gums. The dental implant device and the abutment are integrated in just one piece, so the patient starts using the implant as a natural tooth immediately after its placement.

This type of dental implants are placed under special conditions; however, there are limitations due to the risk of failure presented by the fact that the masticatory forces will be putting too much stress over the device once it has been placed. Your dentist, with the support of specialists, will determine if your case can be rehabilitated through immediate load implants. If not, the option of using another type of implant will be studied.

Like any other procedure, implant placement will be more successful if you are in good oral health and avoid smoking. Please talk to your dentist or specialist about your health conditions (eg, diabetes, osteoporosis) and they will help you determine if you are a candidate for implants.

If you are tired of your removable dentures, our permanent denture replacement solution may be right for you. Nothing can be as frustrating as having to deal with the loss of your teeth. Because dental implants function like the roots of natural teeth, the fixed bridge will feel and look just like your natural teeth.

Two Stage Dental Implants

The Two Stage Dental Implants or Traditional Dental Implants are used in cases when more of a margin of safety is required. Since it is generally safer and wiser not to subject an implant to biting forces until it is fully healed and integrated with the supporting bone.

These implants are “submerged” under the gums for 4 to 6 months. After this time, a radiographic image is taken to analyze the degree of union that the implant has with the bone that surrounds it. If we have positive results, rehabilitation is continued, that is, with the series of steps that will result in placing the crown or prosthesis that will give the aesthetic and functional result that we want. Otherwise, more time is given for the integration of the implant.

Typically, the “Two Stage Dental Implants” can be used in any case (individual or multiple missing teeth as well as full mouth restoration); however, it is always necessary to evaluate each individual patient’s bone level and general dental condition.

Two-stage dental implants are made up of two pieces; One that is placed inside the bone and that will replace the root of a natural tooth, and another that is placed on the first tooth and that will be the abutment or support of the crown, bridge or prosthesis that has the shape of the tooth or teeth to be replaced.

If you are tired of your removable dentures, our permanent denture replacement solution may be right for you. Nothing can be as frustrating as having to deal with the loss of your teeth. Because dental implants function like the roots of natural teeth, the fixed bridge will feel and look just like your natural teeth.

Like any other procedure, implant placement will be more successful if you are in good oral health and avoid smoking. Please talk to your dentist or specialist about your health conditions (eg, diabetes, osteoporosis) and they will help determine if you are a candidate for implants.

Evaluation and Price

The cost of a dental implant treatment may vary according to each case, the number of missing pieces, the conditions of the patient’s bone structure, and the method recommended by the dentist. To create a budget, an evaluation and diagnosis are required which are made through a clinical examination and complementary tests such as 3D tomography.

If you want to know more about dental implant options and treatment prices, you can request an evaluation and treatment plan appointment by calling 4010-3333 or communicating with us through our live chat.