Implants, the solution for always A person with alimentary deficiencies or, simply, with genetic predisposition to suffer agenesis (absence of dental pieces), can cause that our mouth does not have the function nor the aesthetic that we desire. Thanks to new technologies specialized in oral health, it is increasingly easy to solve these deficiencies with a high number of possibilities such as dental implants.
The dental implant is a piece that is placed in the bone of the jaws for the purpose of artificially replacing the root of the tooth that has been lost.
Placing an implant is an intervention that, normally, does not require an admission to a clinic but can be performed in the same dental practice (provided that it has the necessary materials). If it is a question of placing one or a few pieces in a bone under normal conditions, the clinician will use local anesthesia and, without complications, the surgical technique for the placement will not last more than 30 minutes.
They can be forever
So that it can adhere well to the bone, the implant is manufactured with special materials that do not produce the rejection of our own body; therefore, if there is no complication, they will last throughout life. After a time of its placement, the removal of the implant would be totally impossible since osseointegration occurs (the screw is naturally integrated into the bone). Even so, there are certain factors external to the implant that result in the possibility of losing the piece. These cases are, for example, diseases or specific infections, and not too common, which weaken the force that the bone needs for the piece to remain in it.
The implant will need specific care, using, at least once a day, silk, tape or interproximal brushes, as well as mouthwashes that help to drag the food remains that are sometimes placed under the implants. Also, for greater safety, try a dentist twice a year.