DENTAL IMPLANTS MEDELLIN COLOMBIA
DENTAL IMPLANTS QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Osseo integrated dental implants are one of the most reliable surgical techniques used in dentistry, with a high percentage of success. The treatments with dental implants have shown results of lasting, functionality, aesthetics, and predictability superior to other prosthetic treatments, that is, procedures to replace lost natural teeth.Although over the years we have seen a great success rate in the use of dental implants, it is important to explain to our patients any possible risk, even in the minimal possibility.
Q: What is a dental implant?
A: A dental implant is a prosthetic element designed to work as the root of a lost tooth, shaped as a screw, and placed within the alveolar maxillary or mandibular bone where the original tooth was.
Q: What are dental 9mplants made of?
Dental implants are a very sophisticated element made of titanium, which surface have been treated and coated as to undergo integration with the patient’s bone.
Q: What parts do a dental implant include?
A: A complete implant includes three pieces: the implant itself, a titanium screw that is placed in the alveolar bone, the abutment, a piece acting as connector between the implant and the crown which replaces the missing tooth, and the crown, the part that is visible and is shaped in the form of the tooth.
Q: How long does it take to complete the implant process?
A: The first stage is the surgical phase where the implant is placed by a surgery procedure within the alveolar bone. Once we have X rays or a Computerized tomography image we can do the planning for the procedure, which can be carried out next day.
After the surgical placing of the implant a period of 4 to six months must be allowed for the bone to conform around the implant before the final crown can be placed (a temporary tooth is left during this period so the patient can carry out their life with a similar tooth in place).
Q: Is a dental implant a painful procedure?
A: Dental implants today are fairly little traumatic, with a post operatory discomfort and inflammation easily manageable with painkillers and other medication, in addition to local ice applied to the area.
Q: What can happen after an implant surgery?
A: Dental implants are like with any surgery, susceptible to infection after placement, which represents the greatest postoperative risk. This risk of infection arises due to lack of adequate oral hygiene.
There are factors that predispose to the appearance of infection around the implant, mainly habits such as smoking, the presence of pre-existing disease such as periodontitis, and systemic disease lie diabetes, or any condition leading to a weakened immune system.
Post implant infections should be treated as soon as possible, with the use of antibiotics, periodontal therapy, and excellent oral hygiene.
Q: What percentage of implants can be infected?
A: With Today’s antibiotic therapies and latest surgical techniques, infection after implants are more and more rare. In our experience and practice, from 100 implants placed, only one or two undergo a degree of infection, and in every case, it is associated with lack of cooperation from the patient, bad hygiene habits and lower immune response due to a systemic condition like diabetes, or intake of medication mainly steroids.
Implants can also develop some degree of inflammation around the implant that in most cases can be reversed.
It is vital after receiving a dental implant, to maintain a very careful hygiene of the teeth to keep the dental implants healthy.
Q: What are the most frequent diseases that affect dental implants?
A: The most frequent diseases in dental implants are related to inflammation of the tissue adjacent to the implant. The inflammation of the mucosal tissue that lines the implant is mucositis. The inflammation of the bone around the implant is called periimplantitis, which, if it becomes an infection, results in the loss of supporting bone around the implant.
Mucositis occurs as a result of the accumulation of bacterial plaque that causes inflammation of the gum around the implant, and is milder than peri-implantitis. . Now, if the bacterial plaque accumulates for a period of 6 weeks, it may occur to develop periimplantitis.
Q: How much does an implant cost?
A: The cost of a dental implant at Dental Medellin is COP$1.500.000 around U$490.
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