Implantology allows us to replace missing teeth in the maxilla by means of biocompatible titanium implants which are integrated into the bone and support dental crowns.
Thanks to current advances in bone regeneration techniques we now have more options to place implants in areas of maxilla bone atrophy.
An implant is a prefabricated titanium structure, it is shaped like the root of a tooth, and it is placed in the maxilla bone, where there is a tooth missing.
The dental crown, which replaces the missing tooth or a support structure for several crowns in the event of multiple missing teeth, is placed over the implant.
All patients require a general medical assessment and an evaluation of the volume and quality of their bone, gums, remaining teeth, and temporomandibular joint.
In the first phase the implant is placed (a session of 30 minutes). The mucosa is closed and we wait for 4 to 6 months for bone maturation around the implant.
Afterwards, in the second phase, the prosthesis is put in.
At our clinic, we work with the Straumann® Dental Implant System. This is a technique endorsed by a leading company in the fields of implantology, dental restoration, and oral tissue regeneration. This globally unique company provides solutions such as bone augmentation and periodontal regeneration, implants and abutments, dental fillings and crowns, and personalized ceramic bridges. Since its establishment, over 50 years ago, the company has stood out for its passion for innovation, scientific rigor and business vision. This has led it to create clearly innovative solutions which have defined current industrial standards.
The techniques of implant and dental crown placement on the same day have progressed significantly thus increasing the demand from our patients over the last few years. In spite of this, we have to point out that this technique requires special conditions and indications and therefore is not applicable to all cases.
Current regenerative systems (Emdogain, BoneCeramic, Bone Block, Fixation, Bio-oss) allow us to solve one of the main limitations for implant placement, the absence of the proper bone and periodontal support.
With the introduction of the three dimensional image through digital tomography, we can make a virtual model of the maxillar bone anatomy and we can plan precisely the best implant solution for each case. Thereby, we choose the perfect implant for each position and its best placement. With this application, we can accurately provide the best solution for each patient.
In around 2-3% of implant treatments fibre tissue is produced instead of bone tissue. The fibre tissue does not remain firmly embedded in the bone. In most cases, another implant can be placed without any problems after some months of regeneration. This problem’s origin has many different causes and is an open field in the main implantology research groups.