Dental Implants

Dental implants are devices that replace the roots of the teeth. While there are different shapes and materials, the most widely used are similar to a screw made of titanium.

The implants are placed where the teeth are missing through a simple surgery. After a healing period, the implant integrates with the bone, a situation known as osseointegration. Once this happened, a second stage begins in which the prosthesis is placed over the implants.

This prosthesis can be fixed or removable. In the case of fixed prosthesis, one or more porcelain crowns are placed over one or more implants; in the removable option, widely used in completely edentulous patients, the prosthesis is placed over 2 or more implants and is attached to them by means of special retentive devices. This way the prosthesis is more stable and has no risk of moving. However, it needs to be removed for cleaning.

Implants can be used in all cases, ranging from the absence of a single tooth to the possibility to treat complete edentulous patients.

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