What is a dental implant?

Dental implants are attachments, like artificial roots, created in order to substitute absent or lost teeth. They are small titanium screws which substitute the roots. Because of the biocompatible properties of titanium, a dental implant can be fitted in the bone and provide a safe anchorage so that the prothesis can be fitted, whether this be individual crowns, bridges or complete dentures. It restores the natural appearance of your smile. Therefore, allowing you to eat whatever you want.

Advantages of Dental Implants

Implants maintain your bone and gums

When we don´t replace lost teeth, our bones and gums stop working properly, because they don´t receive the same chewing strength therefore leading to bone and gum loss in both quality and quantity.

No need to grind down adjacent teeth

With implants there is no need to touch or grind down adjacent healthy teeth, as the implant is fitted directly into the space and doesn´t need the support of adjacent teeth, as is in the case of bridges.

Implants maintain your smile

Esthetically speaking there is no difference between an implant and one´s own natural tooth, so you can smile and eat with total confidence.

Total integration

Implants are made of titanium, which is a highly resistant material, completely biocompatible and so the osteointegration is normally complete in a matter of two to three months after colocation.