What is Implantology and Dental Implants?
Implantology is the area of dentistry that is responsible for the study and placement of alloplastic materials (non-organic objects specially created to be implanted inside our body) used inside or over the jaws, in order to replace missing teeth and give support a dental rehabilitation, returning a complete smile to the patient being both a physical and a medical benefit.
A dental implant is a fixed prosthesis to which the dentist will later cement a crown or a bridge depending on each case. It should be clear that the dental implant is only the object inserted surgically in the jaw, the visible part in the form of a dental piece is the crown or the bridge.
The crown is a single dental piece used to cover an implant or a damaged tooth. The bridges, in turn, are multiple pieces used in the same way to replace a remaining space, however this works by cementing the plastic between the two natural teeth or between the implants.
It is important to note that not all implants are the same and the cost of each treatment varies depending on the type of implant. This will depend on the doctor’s diagnosis and the patient’s needs.
Usually local anesthesia is used for these procedures, as they are ambulatory, but other forms of sedation such as nitrous oxide and oral and / or intravenous sedation may be used). Implants are a staggered process, that is to say that it consists of several faces which are given gradually.
It consists of three stages: The first consists of inserting the implant into the bone, replacing the root of the tooth, which remains below the gingiva to protect the implant during healing.
The second stage is placed a pillar, which is the connection between the implant inside the gingiva and the outside towards the mouth. The gingiva is allowed to heal around the abutment so that in the third stage, place the crown in the shape of the missing tooth.
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