Dental implants are artificial substitutes for the root of natural teeth that are placed inside the bone to replace the root of the teeth that are absent from the mouth.
Once placed, a new tooth or prosthesis is fixed on them. The purpose of dental implants is that people who lack one or several teeth can chew, speak and smile normally.
Dental implants are mostly made of titanium, highly biocompatible material and widely used in various medical areas such as traumatology. This high biocompatibility offers maximum safety in the treatment.
The main advantage is that they allow one or several teeth to be replaced independently, that is, without having to lower the neighboring teeth, as occurs when placing a fixed bridge.
They also allow to keep the bone in the area where teeth are missing, by having a new root.
The percentage of success is greater than 97% of cases, which places them in the most predictable treatment option to replace one or several teeth.
The main novelty in the treatment with dental implants is the surgery guided by computer.
This planning tool allows to place the implants in the computer in a virtual way.
To do this, we ask the patient to perform a radiographic study using an oral scanner, which allows us to obtain a three-dimensional image of the patient’s maxilla.
When entering the study data in the computer, and thanks to the navigation software, reconstructions of two and three dimensions of the patient’s mouth are generated.
At that time, we can simulate the operation, which allows us to place the implants in the optimal position to achieve a perfect aesthetic and function.
This, which is already a huge advance, is complemented by the manufacture of surgical templates that reproduce with total accuracy the position of the implants that we have simulated in the computer.
These templates serve as a guide to perforate the gum without having to open it, having a series of holes located in the exact position where you have to place implants that only allow drilling to the pre-established depth.
This involves a minimally invasive surgery, without having to lift the gum or give points.
Thanks to the previous planning and to the great accuracy of the current TAC and simulation programs, we can have localized and avoid important anatomical structures such as the maxillary sinus or the inferior dental nerve, with which the risk of damaging them is minimal.
In addition, we can optimize available bone, thus avoiding the use of grafts or more complex techniques.
We went from acting in an artisanal way, “to pulse”, to carry out a process of high accuracy, of which we already know the result before carrying it out.