In our Dental Clinic we are specialists in Dental Implants in Murcia, one of the most demanded treatments in recent times. Thanks to them we can rehabilitate the loss of a natural tooth without the need of carving adjacent healthy teeth. We will explain everything you need to know about dental implants step by step.
If you have suffered the loss of any tooth, come and see us and we will solve it!
Dental implants, what are they?
As we have mentioned, dental implants are accessories, manufactured preferably in chemically pure titanium. They perfectly fulfill the functions of the roots of our natural missing teeth. Thus, each Murcia dental implant acts as an artificial root on which the future crown or dental prosthesis will settle.
This unitary or independent crown can be well cemented or attached to the implant by means of a small invisible screw, restoring in this way the dental aesthetics and the chewing functions without having to lean on the adjacent teeth.
Types of Murcia Dental Implants
Undoubtedly, dental implants have become in their own right the best option currently available when a tooth has been lost. Within the implants we can differentiate them into 2 classes:
- Juxta-osseous dental implants
- Endo-osseous dental implants
This type of dental implant Murcia is based on a frame made of metal that is placed under the tissue that our gums have, that is, directly on the bone of our jaw. They are usually used in cases in which the patient can not use any type of conventional denture. Also for when it is impossible to use an endo-osseous implant due to the lack of bone.
With regard to these types of dental implants, they are the most demanded and used in any dental clinic in Murcia. They are placed on the bones of our jaw surgically. Once we have placed our dental implant it will be time for the posterior placement of the crown or dental prosthesis.
Within these kinds of dental implants we can differentiate up to 3 different classes:
Cylindrical dental implant
This kind of dental implants Murcia have the particularity that they have perforations so that the bone of our jaw develops correctly in its interior. They integrate perfectly into the bone and require surgical intervention. The truth is that they are the least used today because the jaw bone must be integrated slowly, so it is a long process in time.
Dental screw implants
The dental implant that has the highest demand of all. As its name suggests, it looks like a screw and is made of fully biocompatible titanium material. In addition, this type of implant can be placed in one or in several adjacent teeth.
Last but not least, Murcia dental implants are laminated. They are really excellent in cases in which the central incisor should be replaced, since that bone is deep and wider than normal. It is not recommended for cases in which patients have lost the entire tooth in question.
How long a dental implant lasts
The answer to the question of how long a dental implant lasts is that it can last a lifetime, just as it happens with our natural teeth. This requires appropriate and constant dental hygiene, especially of the gums when Murcia dental implants are worn.
To do this, it is very advisable to go to your dentist periodically to undergo revisions and check that everything is correct. Do not forget that a Murcia dental implant plays the same role as a natural tooth, so it requires some care. This will prevent food remains that become a focus of infections. And we also do not get to form the bacterial plaque.
How can I rehabilitate the mouth when all the teeth are missing?
The traditional way of rehabilitating the mouth of a patient who has lost all his teeth is to perform a complete removable prosthesis. These complete dentures usually present a series of drawbacks such as:
- Loss of stability, adjustment and retention that causes mobility, masticatory difficulty and insecurity.
- Slow but continuous reabsorption of the alveolar bone.
- Loss of taste and changes in the taste of food.
- In some people they produce nausea that prevents their use.
Placement of dental implants step by step
By placing a variable number of dental implants, which will depend on each particular case, you can:
- Adapt a stable prosthesis
- Stop bone resorption of the jaws
- Achieve total comfort and safety
In this case you can opt for a completely fixed prosthesis, or an overdenture, which although it can be removed by the patient, ensures a great stability and comfort much higher than a traditional complete prosthesis.
Let’s see, something more in depth, what is the process of placing this dental implant step by step. As you well know, it takes place out at the Dental Clinics and for its correct placement only local anesthesia is required. It is true that there are people who have a real panic to go to the dentist. For these certain cases, this treatment can be successfully completed through sedation. If this is your case and you have more questions, you can take a consultation with us through this link.
The process of placing dental implants in Murcia itself follows a series of processes or steps that we will enumerate:
Step 1. The first of all is the placement of the implant itself directly on the patient’s bone, which will be completely covered by the gum of the tooth.
With this the dentist achieves that said implant does not get to suffer any kind of infection during the treatment by osseointegration. For the healing of this step we must wait between 3 and 4 months, at which time you can move to the next step in this implantology.
Step 2. Here the dentist will proceed to perform some surgery, making an incision on the gum in question, to be able to authenticate that bone and implant have been integrated perfectly. Then, what is known as a healing pillar will be placed on the implant. This part will be visible, just on the gum of the affected area.
Step 3. After about 3 or 4 weeks, then the teeth will be worked on, which will be placed, once finished, on our implants. All this with a very little invasive oral surgery and requiring little anesthesia. Anyway, do not worry because this process hardly causes pain.
Apart from these processes that we have just detailed, there are certain cases in which the patient does not have the amount of bone material for the placement of the implant step by step. In these circumstances, a series of grafts is performed to achieve in this way that the bone gains in height, for the subsequent placement of the dental implant.
Once you have finished with the entire process, your dentist will plan a series of consultations to control so that the treatment is on track. With implantology we improve the aesthetics of your mouth and your smile. If you need more information about prices, processes or waiting times, get an appointment with us right now through our Contact Form and we will be happy to help you.
Other aspects to consider
Apart from everything we have told you in this article, you may have had some doubt about it. We are going to solve them later with these questions that we propose.
Do implants produce pain?
The answer to this question is no, the implants do not produce any kind of pain, neither during the treatment (since local anesthesia is applied only) and placement of them neither later. It will not even bother you when you take the bite and you will completely forget that you are wearing it.
And what happens if the implant hurts afterwards?
This happens very rarely, but if it really is causing you pain, the best thing you can do is go to the Dental Clinic where you underwent the treatment. They will review it to offer a clear diagnosis for those annoyances that you suffer and to solve it immediately.
What are the revisions?
When you go to the periodic reviews that your dentist has told you, you will not suffer any pain either. The objective of these reviews is to be able to verify in the best possible way that everything is in the optimum state. Only sometimes there are cases in which you have to tighten the screw of the implant.
What care do I have to take with my dental implants?
Below we detail a series of guidelines that you should follow after having undergone an implantology treatment.
Soft diet, especially hours after the intervention. It also helps a lot in the intake of cold drinks, yes, with 0% alcohol!
Use mouthwash but, only from the day after implant placement. You should always do it with mouthwashes that your dentist has prescribed, not just any one.
Also a day later you can start brushing your teeth gently but without touching the affected area. Remember not to brush the same day you have placed the dental implant.
During the first 24 or 48 hours it is normal for you to bleed. To avoid excessive bleeding you can use gauze, biting them so that they are right in the affected place. In the case that after more than 48 hours you will continue bleeding, we recommend that you go to your Clinic to inform them.
It is also very common for the affected area to inflame. To reduce this swelling you can use ice in the area, but always at intervals of 10 or 15 minutes maximum.
If you are a smoker it is important that you leave it as soon as possible. The chances of success increase considerably if the person is not addicted to tobacco, since the absence of smoke favors the healing of the surgical intervention.
As you can see, this dental treatment is one of the most demanded in any Clinic, but we also have other services such as: