Yes. The teeth that are lost brake the equilibrium of the oral cavity, the other teeth move, and this effect causes spaces that are difficult to clean and so are more prawn to produce decay and periodontal disease.
Is the treatment painful?
No. The implants are placed under local anesthesia so you will not feel pain during the treatment. The area treated might get swollen the days after the surgery, but with a common painkiller should be enough.
Is the age important?
No. The only limitation is that implants cannot be placed in younger patients that are in growing age. In the adult patients the implant treatment is as good as in younger patients.
Will I keep the other teeth?
Yes. One of the advantages of dental implants is that there is no need to touch or prepare the adjacent teeth.
Why implants are made of titanium?
Titanium is a material that the body accepts. The bone tissue grows and is attached to the surface of the implant osseointegration and guarantee its use as a support.
How many visits are needed in order to complete the treatment?
It depends on the treatment that takes place in every individual patient, but generally it can be done in 3 to 6 visits.
Will the implants integrate in my bone?
Only 2% of the implants don’t integrate in bone. In that case that particular implant is removed, and a new implant is placed.
Is the treatment very expensive?
A treatment with dental implants is an investment in the future and in the quality of life. Is a treatment that will save future expenses.
How many implants are needed to replace the missing teeth?
The ideal proportion is one implant per tooth, as the biting forces will be better distributed, and increases the future expectations of the treatment. Although is all the teeth are missing, six or eight implants will be enough to replace the maxilla or the mandible.