The scientific development of this treatment has made it possible to get reliable results that provide aesthetic and functional changes to the patient who has lost teeth.

The dental implant is a titanium screw that is accepted by the body (bone and gum) as its own. Thus, the bone grows around it quickly, producing a stable and lasting union called Osseo integration.

It is necessary the patient to understand that the most important factor in the placement of dental implants is to have adequate bone volume and quality along with appropriate gum for positive long-term results, obviously including the aesthetic results that are every day more demanding.

Dr. FERNANDO BRICENO, at DDS dental group, is an expert in oral and maxillofacial surgery and bone regeneration process, who has an MA at the University of the Andes in Colombia, and has developed materials that have been fully tested, marketed and patented as adjuncts in procedures for dental implants.

For rehabilitation of one or more missing teeth, by way of an implant, it is required to place a titanium screw in the bone. A ceramic crown, in most cases, or some highly aesthetic or biomaterial, or a prosthesis in aesthetic and biocompatible materials for solving different problems such as bone regeneration is then placed on the implant.

PROCEDURE FOR AN IMPLANTOLOGY TREATMENT

1. INITIAL ASSESSMENT

We perform an adequate clinical review of the patient (physical examination of the mouth, bite, facial type), we consider each patient's expectations and give adequate counseling to find the solution to each case. Initial examinations are valued as a team with the specialist in oral rehabilitation and we use diagnostic methods, among which include x-rays, 3D digital scans, photographs, dental casts.

2. FINAL REPORT

Once the clinical and radiographic assessment is completed by the team of specialists, a written report with the possible options of treatment for each case surrender is provided. Possible ways of treatment that may properly solve your problem is presented, and the more appropriate treatment in each situation is then chosen. Each option will have its respective quotation with the rates ​​for each of the components and treatment steps.

3. DEVELOPMENT OF TREATMENT

Once the treatment is planned, the following step is to schedule the appointments with the specialists in charge of it. Surgical procedures may be performed in-office under local anesthesia or intravenous sedation, some cases require general anesthesia in a clinic.

Each case will be followed in great detail to comply with the agreed schedule.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Yes, dental implants are designed to be a durable solution. It is undoubtedly a very good treatment for life, duration of treatment depends on the quality of the treatment, but also the care that each patient has on his teeth and implants; control appointments are periodically vital to ensure long-term success, in exceptional circumstances, complications can occur. These must be quickly detected and controlled.
It is essential that you perform a detailed study of your case since each patient has an individual and different clinical situation. There are particularly complex cases that require specific treatments to be successfully solved. Fortunately, there are materials and state of art techniques that solve these cases simply and efficiently.
No. It is never too late to enjoy the benefits of dental implants. Implant therapy is a safe and effective procedure providing multiple benefits to the elderly, the main, being able to eat easily and without hassles. The complexity of the treatment depends on the initial state of oral health and expectations to meet.
The intervention takes place in most cases under local anesthesia. In long-term interventions (rehabilitations, maxillary sinus lifts, bone regeneration) you may use sedation if the patient prefers. Contrary to what it may seem, in many cases involves less post-operative discomfort and inconvenience than dental extractions. It may only cause discomfort during the reduction of the swelling phase to complete healing.
Placing a final restoration on dental implants usually lasts about 90 days or so. Complex cases may last longer and sometimes 60 days of healing is sufficient to finalize the case.
The number of implants needed for your mouth is determined by your specialist after detailed analysis of your case. The ideal number of implants depends on how many teeth are missing (lack of a tooth, several or all). An implant is not always needed for every missing tooth. We usually need more implants in the maxilla than for the mandible. This is because the bone of the maxilla has a spongy soft consistency which requires the use of a greater number of implants.
Placing a final restoration on dental implants usually lasts about 90 days or so. Complex cases may last longer and sometimes 60 days of healing is sufficient to finalize the case.
The number of implants needed for your mouth is determined by your specialist after detailed analysis of your case. The ideal number of implants depends on how many teeth are missing (lack of a tooth, several or all). An implant is not always needed for every missing tooth. We usually need more implants in the maxilla than for the mandible. This is because the bone of the maxilla has a spongy soft consistency which requires the use of a greater number of implants.
You should have the same care as with your natural teeth, a good daily hygiene and a regular maintenance done by a specialist in our clinic. Nothing different than the necessary to enjoy a beautiful smile.