What happens when we lose a tooth?
It begins a degenerative process that may end with the loss of all your teeth and the problems that this entails:
- Aesthetic Problems
- Psychological problems: anxiety, depression…
- Digestive problems
- Mobility of adjacent teeth
- Loss of maxillary bone
What can I do?
Nowadays there are several solutions:
- Dental Implants
What is the best solution?
For the majority of cases, undoubtedly, dental implants.
What is a dental implant?
They are artificial titanium roots that replace natural teeth roots. The new teeth are placed on the implants providing currently the best functional, aesthetic and lasting results when substituting one or more teeth.
What about me, Can I wear implants?
If you have lost one, two or even all your teeth or your removable denture is causing you troubles, you definitely can use implants. In general, almost everybody can be placed dental implants but it will be your dentist or Maxillofacial surgeon who, after a personal study, will confirm you.
What are the advantages to use dental implants?
Their appearance and functionality are very similar to the natural teeth, providing great comfort, security and confidence.
They maintain the facial anatomy since the lack of teeth normally involves a progressive bone loss both maxilla and mandible. Dental implants help stop this loss and maintain your facial anatomy.
They keep your teeth healthy as dental implants allow replacing a dental piece without carving the surrounding teeth as it happens when traditional tooth caps or bridges are used.
Will people realize I am wearing implants?
No. It is almost impossible to see the difference between a natural tooth and a tooth supported by a dental implant.
How long does the treatment last?
After a careful study by your specialist you can proceed with the implant placement by means of a surgery, which may last one or two hours.
The rest of the treatment may vary, but it usually lasts from some days to a few months. After the osseointegration process, the dental technician will manufacture, following the dentist or Maxillofacial surgeon´s indications, a tooth to be fixed onto the implant.
Is it a painful treatment?
No. The surgery is normally performed with local anesthesia and only needs one or two postoperative days. Pain can be relieved with common analgesics.
What special cares should I take afterwards?
Once the treatment is completed, you should have exactly the same hygienic cares as for your natural teeth.
Nevertheless, always follow your dentist or dental surgeon advices.
Type of restorations with dental implants
Some years ago, I had an endodontic treatment which finally failed. My dentist offered me either to perform another endodontic treatment or be placed an implant and I decided to try the implant. The experience of wearing a TICARE implant has been excellent from the very first time. I have not felt any inconvenience and I feel the same comfort and stability as if they were my own teeth
I had a great pain in one of my molars, after visiting my dentist I was told that it was fractured and that the molar next to it was also damaged, so I was advised to remove and substitute them for implants. As I had also lost another molar 11 years ago it was a great opportunity to be placed the 3 pieces. I have had the implants placed for nearly two years, and that is the best thing I could have done, they are as my own teeth, I have not felt any single inconvenience and I am very happy as I can eat and do my ordinary life without any problem
Due to a medical treatment received in 2010, I lost great part of my teeth resulting in a great difficulty to chew. I had only 6 pieces left in my inferior mandible with a great mobility when I finally visited my dentist.
The professional placed an overdenture over 7 Ticare implants, and thanks to guided surgery in less than 1 hour I came out of the clinic with my new teeth. I had neither postoperative nor any pain.
After all these years wearing implants, I only have good things to say, I have recovered my smile and can eat without realizing I am wearing dental implants. For me it was a wise decision.
Dental implant maintenance
After a dental implant treatment, it is very important to keep a proper hygiene of both the piece that has been placed as well as the gum around it. This will prevent problems and complications with your implants.
5 steps to follow
To reduce the risk of complication related to implants, you should follow these easy steps:
Brush teeth and implants directly using an appropriate toothbrush and toothpaste.
Clean between your teeth and implants with dental floss or interdental toothbrush.
Rinse with a mouthwash when indicated.
Replace the toothbrush every 3 months
Visit your dentist every 6 months for check-ups. Always follow the indications advised by your dentist or maxillofacial surgeon.