In Implantology treatments, the Dental Implant consists of a kind of “screw” in titanium, placed in the bone under the gum, to mimic the root of a natural tooth. Later, over this implant, prosthetic pieces will be placed, such as fixed bridges or crowns, in order to replicate the tooth’s aesthetics and functionality.

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The absence of Dental Pieces can affect not only masticatory efficiency, but also compromise aesthetics, which, in addition to negative repercussions on Oral Health, will affect interpersonal relationships and self-esteem.

With technological advances, placing Dental Implants to fill the absence of dental parts has become a viable and safe option; an excellent alternative to traditional removable dentures which tend to be uncomfortable and have negative effects on Oral Health.

 

Oral Rehabilitation with Implants can be done at any adult age. Even in situations where the jaw bone has suffered wear, it is possible to proceed first to Periodontology and Bone Regeneration, to promote a treatment with the best results.

 

At Prime Dental Clinic we always want to ensure that each patient has a unique treatment, personalized to their individual characteristics and that meets their expectations.For this to happen we use Digital Planning Software and we have created partnerships with a Reputed and Trusted Laboratory , where each piece is individually crafted.

 

The Assisted Navigating Surgery (X-Guide) and Digital Planning software allow the dentist to accurately plan the placement of the implants, make a detailed and Digital Mockup of the final result, computer-assisted, to ensure that all relevant aspects are taken into account.

Why place Dental Implants?

When a tooth is lost and is not treated, the “neighboring” dental pieces will create a tendency to occupy the space that is now empty, bending, and in more serious cases, even compromising the joints in the jaw.

Our Dental Pieces, individually built and customized to each patient’s situation, manage to prevent this from happening, returning the functions of a natural dentition, Chewing, Force, Crack, and Phonetic Support.

Many of our patients complain of having previously been advised to wear removable dental prostheses, which over time became uncomfortable, sometimes creating small wounds and infections.

In these cases we always advise the placement of more comfortable Fixed Dental Prostheses over Implants, created with Biocompatible materials accepted by the body.

Prostheses have been evolving with Dentistry and, nowadays, they are completely adaptable to the bone and gingival characteristics of each patient.

Many of our patients complain of having previously been advised to wear removable dental prostheses, which over time became uncomfortable, sometimes creating small wounds and infections.

In these cases we always advise the placement of more comfortable Fixed Dental Prostheses over Implants, created with Biocompatible materials accepted by the body.

Prostheses have been evolving with Dentistry and, nowadays, they are completely adaptable to the bone and gingival characteristics of each patient.

Implantology Treatments

Single Dental Implant

When only one tooth is missing, or when the missing teeth are separated, we resort to one Unitary Dental Implant< /b> which will be combined with a Crown made of Ceramic or Zirconia, similar to the natural tooth in functionality and appearance.

Implantology using Bridges

When there are several adjacent teeth missing, we recommend the treatment of Implantology with the use of bridges, which will replace several Dental Pieces all at once.

“All-on-4” – One Day Solution

In more severe cases, where there is a great shortage of dental parts, we can recommend the use of Full Fixed Dentures over Dental Implants, also known as the “Teeth in 1 Day” treatment.

In this treatment, between 4 and 6 implants are placed in the same jaw, which will serve as the basis for a prosthesis capable of replicating the aesthetics and function of a natural dentition.

This is the treatment we recommend to replace the use of traditional removable dentures.

Implantology treatment process

Planning Phase

In the first Implantology appointment, we always start by carrying out all the necessary exams – X-rays and CTs; to analyze the patient’s oral and bone health.

With the assistance of new technologies in Dental Medicine, we are immediately able to learn about all the relevant characteristics of the dentition, realizing where each implant will be placed, and where it will be needed to perform additional treatments.

The more detailed this process is, the faster and safer the Surgery phase will be.

At this stage we must ensure that there is no negative condition in the patient’s dentition that could cause further problems.

Cavities and other pathologies must be treated prior to implant placement to ensure the expected result.

Planning Phase

In the first Implantology appointment, we always start by carrying out all the necessary exams – X-rays and CTs; to analyze the patient’s oral and bone health.

With the assistance of new technologies in Dental Medicine, we are immediately able to learn about all the relevant characteristics of the dentition, realizing where each implant will be placed, and where it will be needed to perform additional treatments.

The more detailed this process is, the faster and safer the Surgery phase will be.

At this stage we must ensure that there is no negative condition in the patient’s dentition that could cause further problems.

Cavities and other pathologies must be treated prior to implant placement to ensure the expected result.

Surgery Phase

The surgery is done quickly and comfortably with the assistance of computerized Quick Sleeper anesthesia technology that is more effective and comfortable than traditional anesthesia, or if necessary with conscious sedation.

The placement of each Dental Implant should take about 15 minutes – in case of the treatment “Teeth in 1 Day”, it takes a maximum of two hours.

On the same day, for the patient’s comfort, temporary fixed prostheses will be placed, more adaptable to the healing phase of the mouth, to be replaced about 6 months later.

After this phase, the patient can go back to his routine, always taking into account the recommendations given by the Dentist.

Final Prosthesis Placement

After the placement of the provisional fixed prostheses, there is a period of about 6 months, in which the patient’s body, already with the provisional prostheses, will proceed with the healing of the gums.

After this period, the Definitive Prostheses will be placed, made of an even more resistant material, which better mimics the aesthetics of a natural dentition and that are longer lasting.

Final Prosthesis Placement

After the placement of the provisional fixed prostheses, there is a period of about 6 months, in which the patient’s body, already with the provisional prostheses, will proceed with the healing of the gums.

After this period, the Definitive Prostheses will be placed, made of an even more resistant material, which better mimics the aesthetics of a natural dentition and that are longer lasting.

FAQ

Is it possible to have a dental implant when you don't have bone?

In cases where there is great bone loss, we always recommend the patient to start with other treatments.

This bone loss is often caused by Periodontological diseases, in which bacteria in the gums cause inflammation, which deteriorates tissue and bone.

With bone regeneration treatments it is possible to restore the physiognomy of the patient’s mouth and subsequently proceed with the placement of Dental Implants.

What is the difference between an implant and a fixed prosthesis?

Dental implants are titanium pieces to be applied to the patient’s bone, not visible, as if they were the roots of the teeth, while the fixed prosthesis is one of the options to apply over the implants, with the same shape as natural teeth.

How long is the Recovery time after placing a Dental Implant?

There are two phases of placing Prosthetics over Dental Implants.

When we place temporary prostheses, any slight pain or swelling that may exist is easily counteracted with anti-inflammatory and analgesics.

For about 6 months the body will heal the gums.

After these 6 months, the body will be completely rehabilitated and permanent prostheses can be placed, which will not require recovery time.< /span>

What can you eat after having a dental implant?

It is essential to pay attention to your diet after undergoing an implant placement treatment, when the body needs to be strong to prevent infections and inflammation and promote rapid tissue regeneration and healing.

Dentists advise that during the first week after the operation, consume cold foods and liquids and avoid the consumption of alcoholic beverages or tobacco.

Does getting a dental implant hurt?

In all our Implantology treatments we use local anesthesia, or conscious sedation, in order to generate the greatest possible comfort for patients.

A curious fact is that when we get to the bone, where there is no nervous system, there would be no pain, even without the use of anesthesia.

In the hours after the operation, it is possible to feel some discomfort or swelling, but we make prescriptions to combat them.

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