Dental implants, commonly called permanent replacement teeth, comprise a screw inserted permanently into the arch, to which a permanent prosthesis is then fixed, replacing one or more teeth. Once the implant has been inserted, it starts to integrate with the bone (osseointegration), keeping the prosthesis firmly in place.
The phases of dental implants
The first so-called preliminary phase sees preparation for the jawbone implant (osseointegration) with the extraction of any remaining teeth, peeling back of the gums and cleaning of the area in question.
In the second phase are taken the impressions on the implants into the arches onto which a temporary prosthesis will be screwed during the third phase, tailor-made by our laboratories.
After about three months, this temporary prosthesis is replaced with the permanent one.
We assist our patients at every stage of their treatment, including the post-op period, providing information and constant, direct support.
Innovative techniques and materials at your service
The +HC network uses innovative, certified implantology techniques and methods for permanent prostheses.
By inserting a titanium screw into the upper or lower jawbone, to which one or more artificial teeth are fitted, we achieve a final result comparable to natural teeth.
The first phase involves an X-ray using cutting-edge technologies (panoramic radiographs and cone-beam CT) to assess the depth, width and density of the bone, indispensable factors for the success of the implant.
During the second phase, the implant is inserted into the bone under local anaesthestic.
With immediate loading, a temporary prosthesis is then fitted; whereas with delayed loading, the temporary prosthesis is replaced with the permanent one after three or four months.
Very few contraindications
Implantoprothesis can be carried out on anyone suffering from edentulism, in other words with one or more teeth missing, who does not have any serious health issues.
Diabetes mellitus or high blood pressure are to be considered contraindications for this kind of operation, but patients with their pathologies under control can have the operation just like any other healthy person.
It is however important to eliminate bad habits such as cigarette smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and poor dental hygiene as these increase the risk of infection or rejection and, as a consequence, the likelihood of ruining any work carried out.
There are, on the other hand, no age limits for this kind of operation.