FAQ about Dental Implants

FAQ Dental Implants


It is very difficult to answer this question absolutely because the pain threshold is different for each patient; but the feedback we have had from most of our patients is that if they had known that this was the case they would have done it before.

Nowadays with computer-guided surgery we do minimally invasive procedures which translates into less discomfort for our patients.

For most patients it is sufficient to apply local anesthesia to avoid any type of discomfort at the time of the procedure but, if necessary our team can improve your well-being by means of the help of relevant medications or application of conscious sedation techniques.

There is no maximum age for the placement of dental implants. The only limitation lies in the state of health of the person. Our implantology team will indicate the necessary tests to verify that your general health allows you to carry out a dental implant treatment. The minimum age for the placement of dental implants is a function of the end of growth. When a person has finished his development he will be able to enjoy the advantages of the implants before it is not recommended.

Not all people end their growth at the same age we will advise you about the specific radiological tests to diagnose the end of growth.

Dental implants are only suitable when the facial development has finished.

If a dentist places a dental implant too early, unfavorable aesthetic results may occur once the facial development is complete. The dentist will indicate the most effective provisional solution that allows to place the implant in due time.

Smoking increases the risk of complications, in the same way that it increases the risk of periodontitis occurring around natural teeth.

It is recommended to stop smoking before the implant treatment in order to guarantee better results.

Smoking is not an absolute contraindication but increases the risks of failure.

Yes, diabetes is not a contraindication for implant therapy. However, diabetes must be well controlled before starting treatment. On the other hand, it is possible that the dentist prescribes antibiotics to avoid the risk of infection after the intervention. In some cases, the dentist also recommends extending the period of integration (from the placement of the implant until it starts with the prosthetic work).

There are only some clear contraindications related to cardiovascular diseases. For example, an intervention for the placement of dental implants can not be considered until 6 months after a heart attack. Also, in severe cardiovascular pathologies, implantology surgery can only be done with the authorization of the cardiologist.

The medical recommendations will vary depending on each particular case.

This type of treatment represents an investment of money, time and effort that leads patients to wonder about the longevity of implants compared to other types of treatments. There are many factors that can affect the duration of the implant in the patient’s mouth; as are the general health of the patient, smoking, how careful we are when cleaning implants, etc. According to the American Dental Association, the average life of an implant is 25 years, even so, implants that have been well placed together with proper care can last a lifetime.

It is very common for older people to request dental implants but that they are worried about their age.

These patients can be fitted with anal implants provided they are in good health. It is important to dedicate time to the patient to investigate medical history, chronic and degenerative diseases, difficulties for oral hygiene and bad habits like tobacco.

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