With over 18 years of experience, Dental Integral is today one of the highest quality services and knowledge providers in the area of oral health in the Dominican Republic and are located here in Casa de Campo and La Romana as just 5 minutes. They are known as the “architects of smiles”, which makes them faithful to good service and responsible for contributing to the care and oral health of their patients. Always at the forefront, today they share with us some information about dental implants so you can make an educated decision when visiting your dentist.
Teeth are vital organs to develop a normal life. Its main function is to crush food to favor proper digestion. But they also play an important social role, since they are not only crucial for phonation, but also for a harmonious expression of the face. A good denture is often a sign of health and well-being.
There are many reasons or conditions that not only affect our oral health, they also make us lose some of the pieces of our mouth (either due to extraction or trauma). When a tooth is lost we can suffer the following consequences:
- The loss of a tooth not only affects the smile of his patients but also changes the shape of his face, causing a premature appearance, which is why the alveolar bone that contains the dental root suffers a vertical and horizontal collapse decreasing height and volume giving the appearance of an older person.
- By losing one or more teeth, a space is created in the smile, which affects the patient’s ability to chew correctly. Even, tooth loss has been associated with alterations in diet and nutrition.
- The loss of a tooth causes the loss of bone material in the jaw, because it is affected.
If the patient is in good health, has healthy gums and enough bone in the jaw, as a good alternative you can resort to a dental implant, through the process of implantology. The treatment for the placement of dental implants is a safe and proven successful procedure, which has had many years of evolution both in the surgical procedure and in biomaterials used.
A lost or falling dental piece can be replaced with a dental implant, without affecting the surrounding teeth. The natural tooth appearance they offer can last up to a lifetime. Implants, such as natural teeth, stimulate the jaw and prevent bone loss. In addition, they offer another crucial benefit: they avoid the damage of healthy adjacent teeth.
Currently, implant techniques offer multiple treatment possibilities with high predictability of results. This has contributed to expand the field of prosthetic rehabilitation. The most advanced professionals use different systems of dental implants, developed innovatively to maximize their functionality and improve their aesthetic appearance; They are lightweight, resistant, durable, biocompatible and are also made of the most commonly used material in the manufacture of titanium dental implants.
The surgical procedures used in the treatment with dental implants are governed by standardized protocols and are usually done without causing any discomfort to the patient. In most cases they are placed under local anesthesia, as with many other dental treatments. Dental Integral offers this in addition to other services that include endodontics, periodontics, orthodontics, oral rehabilitation, among others.
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