A dental implant is a prosthesis that is used to replace lost teeth. It s a small piece of titanium that is placed in the bone of the maxilla or jaw, later it can be rehabilitated with a crown, a fixed bridge, a partial denture or a complete denture. Once the implant is integrated into the bone, a structure called the abutment is connected to the implant and then the artificial teeth are joined. (ceramic crown).
Who can receive implants?
Almost all those who lack a single tooth, multiple teeth or all, are candidates to receive the implants. We suggest you speak with a specialist to determine your specific needs.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
When a permanent tooth or several teeth are lost due to caries or periodontal disease, they can be replaced with dental implants, these implants can last a lifetime and improve: appearance, confidence and the ability to eat any food. They allow people to participate in an active lifestyle, without worrying about the appearance and functionality of their teeth. The implants are made of titanium so they are invulnerable to decay.
What are the disadvantages of implants?
As with any minor oral surgical procedure, there is a risk of infection, inflammation and pain, depending on the sensitivity of each one. Obviously the surgery is done under local anesthesia but post-surgical pain feels differently from one patient or another.
If bone is not available to place the implant, bone graft and collagen membrane procedures may be required, which may increase the cost of treatment. However, the initial investment can pay off in the long term.
How much do implants cost?
In general, the cost of replacing a single tooth with a dental implant is almost the same as replacing it with a regular fixed bridge. The price varies according to the type of implant, the needs of the patient, the amount of bone and the region. It is necessary to perform a comprehensive assessment to determine the diagnosis and treatment plan according to the needs of the patient.
What is the success rate of the implants?
The success rate of implant placement varies from one individual to another depending on their health and habits. For a healthy person with good oral hygiene and good health, dental implants are predictably successful with reported success rates above 95%.
The stages of implant placement:
- We place the implant in the jaw through surgery. The implant is covered for 3 to 6 months to allow the bone to develop around it to help it stay in place (osseointegration)
- Once the bone is developed, we uncover the implant and place the healing screw. This second surgical phase is lighter than the first, the tissue around the gum must heal (it takes 1 to 2 more months)
- The last stage is the rehabilitation phase, where we will place the crown on the implant.
The entire process can take 4 to 6 months depending on the patient’s situation and the speed of healing …
In Armonia Dental we have another solution that has a multitude of advantages at all levels (less invasive surgical procedure, fewer surgeries, in special cases it is not necessary to graft bone and allows us to treat the most complex cases of dentistry) for patients who want to recover tooth or prosthesis without going through this classic, long and painful treatment of implant placement:
THE STRATEGIC IMPLANTOLOGY WITH IMMEDIATE LOAD IMPLANTS.
In this case, the implants that we use are one piece to the difference of the classic implants. This Swiss technology (IHDE brand implants) is suitable for people who need complex treatments or people who want to recover a fixed tooth or prosthesis within 72 hours. We are pioneers in this system of immediate load implants, which has revolutionized implantology.
The advantages of the immediate load IHDE Swiss implants:
- Does not require grafts (ideal for complex cases and patients with little bone)
- Fixed implants and prostheses in 72 hours (ideal for people who do not want to wait for the classic implant placement process of 6 months and for foreigners who come to do the treatment in Colombia)
- Minimally invasive surgery, less inflammation sutures and bleeding than with classic implants.
- One surgery instead of 2 to 3 with classic implants
- Lower risk of peri-implantitis