Dental implants are like artificial roots, which have been created to replace missing or missing teeth.

Dental implants are currently made of chemically pure titanium, which has undergone a special surface treatment that guarantees bone integration.

Its main characteristic is that they are able to integrate with all the natural tissues of the mouth without causing any strange reaction in the body.

Once the surgeon places the implant in the bone, the osseointegration process begins, which usually lasts about 12 weeks. When osseointegration occurs, the implant is firmly attached to the bone and it is when it can support the loading of a prosthesis that meets all functional and aesthetic requirements similar to a natural tooth.

Another important characteristic of osseointegration is that it is truly stable over time, so we can say that dental implants are treatments that can be enjoyed for many years.

What parts does a dental implant have?

Implant fixation

It is the implant itself. It is the part of the dental implant that is attached to the bone.
Transepithelial abutment

It is the portion of the implant that protrudes from the bone and emerges in the mouth.
Dental crown or prosthesis

It is the part that joins the pillar and we appreciate like a tooth.

How is the procedure performed in the treatment of dental implants?

Initial study and treatment planning.In this phase the exploration of the patient’s mouth, the pertinent radiological studies and the necessary complementary tests are carried out.

Surgical phase.The surgical phase is conditioned by the initial study and planning. It can be a single phase, in the simplest cases, or several surgical phases, if, for example, some type of bone regeneration has been performed.

Prosthetic or restorative phase. This phase begins once the dental implant is correctly integrated. It is the phase where we will place the prosthesis that will perform the aesthetic and functional function.

Maintenance phase. This phase is very important to preserve dental implants for many years in the mouth. In this phase, periodic checks and hygiene of the dental implant area are carried out so that the so-called periimplantitis does not occur.