Treatment of dental implants
Dental Implant Nerja
Choose Clínica Dental Herrera as your Nerja dental implant specialist for the placement of dental implants.
Dental implants are designed to permanently replace those teeth that we have lost over time, replacing other less effective treatments previously used, such as dental bridges or common fixed or removable prostheses.
Through the use of the latest laser-guided techniques in the field of dental surgery, it is possible for us to perform dental implants in our dental clinic in Nerja to replace those lost teeth with new ones with similar characteristics and with an almost exact appearance to the one that they had our original natural teeth.
Parts of a dental implant
A dental implant basically consists of a prosthesis generally made up of three pieces firmly joined together and fixed to our jaw by means of a slight surgery that will give us an appearance similar to that of the lost tooth.
The three pieces that usually form a dental implant are:
Screw: cylindrical-shaped piece made of biocompatible materials such as titanium that will be placed in the patient’s bone.
Dental crown: ceramic piece with a similar appearance to the missing tooth.
Stump: piece that will join the screw with the dental crown.
How are dental implants placed?
Dental implants are specially designed to be able to remain firmly fixed to the patient’s jaw through a process consisting of three phases that usually have a duration that can vary between three to six months depending on the patient, which is known as osseointegration.
Once this fixation period has elapsed, said prosthesis will allow us to permanently recover all those dental functions, both aesthetic and masticatory, that we have lost due to the lack of one or more teeth.
During a first phase, a series of previous analyzes will be carried out that will help us detect any possible complication or infection that we have in the area to be treated before proceeding to carry out the intervention and in this way also be able to determine how the form should be, the size and inclination of the implant before proceeding with its placement.
Once these analyzes have been completed, the surgeon will proceed to place, through a simple and rapid intervention, a provisional prosthesis in the gap left by the missing tooth, which will later be replaced by another definitive prosthesis in the last phase of treatment.
In a second phase of treatment, which generally lasts between two and three months, it will be verified that the prosthesis has been firmly fixed to the bone and has healed correctly through osseointegration or the natural integration process.
In the event that no type of rejection has occurred on the part of our body, the third phase of treatment would begin, otherwise the implant placed would be removed and the affected area treated and cleaned in order to restart everything. the process from the initial phase.
In this third and final phase of treatment, the surgeon will proceed to place a ceramic dental crown with a shape, size and color similar to that of the tooth to be replaced.
Nerja dental implant. How much?
The prices of the placement of a dental implant in Nerja will vary depending on several factors such as the difficulty that the placement of the implant may have and its location.
The prices of these treatments will vary depending on the area where the intervention will be carried out, since it is not the same to perform the intervention in the upper jaw or in the lower jaw and the size of the piece to be replaced.
If you would like a more detailed quote, you can contact our Dental Clinic in Nerja where we can provide you with more detailed information on the best prices in dental implantology.
How many types of implants are there?
Depending on the placement of the implants these can be:
Endosseous implants are those that require a surgical intervention to be able to fix them to the bones of our jaw and are especially indicated to replace the placement of a prosthesis or dental bridge.
Juxta-osseous implants are somewhat less common than anterior implants, this is because this technique is usually recommended only for those patients who have a bone density lower than that necessary to place an endosseous implant, this technique consists of placing of a metal plate that will be placed below the gums joining the adjacent teeth.
What useful life does a dental implant have?
An average dental implant usually has a useful life of more than 20 years, but these periods can last for many more years as long as we follow all the maintenance recommendations indicated by our dentist both at home and in the clinic and we commit to passing all the revisions recommended throughout the useful life of our implant.
Advantages of using dental implants
Patients who opt for the placement of dental implants will notice in a short time a series of benefits that will improve their quality of life both aesthetically and health-wise:
Within the aesthetic advantages that the placement of implants can provide us, we can highlight the considerable increase in self-esteem and confidence of our patients, since after their placement they will be able to show off a beautiful smile again without having to worry about whether they show or not. by doing so several gaps in your teeth.
Increase our oral health
An implant will not only benefit us aesthetically but will also provide us with a series of advantages that will improve our quality of life, such as the recovery of our ability to chew and grind food, giving us better digestion.
A remarkable improvement of our pronunciation by preventing air from escaping through the gaps left by the teeth.
We will avoid suffering a greater wear of the molars when chewing since to compensate for the loss of one of them we instinctively tend to force the opposite area of the mouth.
And finally, we will avoid the displacement of the rest of our teeth to occupy the space left by the lost piece and we will reduce the appearance of cavities.