Who can undergo to an intervention

for dental implants placement?

Dental implantology is the best solution for those who want to return in having fixed functional teeth. Anyone can choose this therapy, if in good health.  Age is not a contraindication. However, the skeleton must be completely developed (around 16- 18 years old). The versatility of the implants allows even edentulous patients with limited bone availability to receive the treatment. 

Single missing

tooth replacement

The entire missing tooth is replaced with one single implant, no matter what the cause of loss is (trauma, caries or fracture). It is important to undergo surgery to prevent bone resorption where the tooth is missing. The insertion of dental implants  is a very advantageous solution. The insertion of dental implants is a very advantageous solution. The alternative would be a dental bridge, used when you have natural teeth on both sides of the gap created by your missing tooth. This treatment is very invasive because it weakens the healthy tooth and the jawbone.


more missing teeth

Implant bridges are available to rehabilitate an extended edentulous space. The implants are placed into the maxillary bone to support the bridge without compromising the healthy adjacent teeth. The artificial crowns of the bridge are as many as the replacement teeth are.

“My teeth remain fixed in their place, whatever work they do or whatever they do, always!”

Stefano, 47 years old


edentulous jaw

In the case of a completely edentulous jaw, you can choose between a removable prosthetic solution or a fixed one. At least 4/6 implants are needed to securely anchor a full denture. A higher number may be necessary when there is less bone volume or in the presence of a poor-quality bone. A removable partial denture usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a base, which is sometimes connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. It can be removed only during the daily oral hygiene routine. A fixed solution replaces one or more teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the space and attaching artificial teeth to them. This bridge is then cemented into place. Not only does a partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, but it also prevents other teeth from changing position. Both solutions allow to completely restore natural functions such as chewing and speaking.

Can dental implants be used

to replace teeth of both arches
at the same time?

Yes, dental implants can be used to replace teeth of both arches at the same time. That’s not a problem, but It is very important to follow your dentist’s instructions carefully. The reason is that the friction of the artificial dental elements is different from the one of natural teeth. It is vital to evaluate the state of health of dental implants and if you can chew properly.

Is the post-surgery

healing period painful?

The inclusion of implants doesn’t hurt. The insertion is performed under local anaesthesia to minimize the chance of discomfort and pain. Slight swelling may be present at the level of gums in the days following the surgery. It also may be accompanied by local irritation. These reactions are easily handled with some ice and a standard analgesic, combined with antibiotic therapy.

How to take care of

implants after the surgery?

The plaque is the most frequent cause of infection and inflammation of dental implants. Floss and toothbrush are needed to ensure optimum cleaning, especially around the wound. It is vital to guarantee proper oral hygiene even beyond the healing period to preserve the health of the implants. It is therefore important to undergo regular checks and frequent professional oral hygiene sessions. Smoking represents an obstacle to recovery and may affect rehabilitation. It must be strictly avoided during the whole postoperative period and after.

What is the life expectancy

of dental implants?

The life of dental implants depends on patient care and correct maintenance through periodic checks and sessions of professional hygiene. There are cases of fully-functioning implants for over twenty years but in conditions of extreme care of oral hygiene.

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