Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Dental Implants-- Why are they better ?

In this age of technological and medical advancement, with people living longer and healthier lives, lost teeth replaced by removable dentures will become a thing of the past, reserved for the history books. Dental implants are man-made replacements for natural teeth. The implants themselves are designed to be similar to tooth roots. They are anchored in the jaw bone and replacement teeth are permanently secured upon them.

Firstly, the titanium implant is placed in the jawbone during a minor surgical procedure. The implant will remain covered under the gum for 3-6 months and during this time the implant will become integrated with bone, forming a very strong bond. This process is known as osseointegration.

Once osseointegration has taken place, the ends of the implants are uncovered and connections are attached so that replacement teeth can be put in place.

in the hands of Dr Jorge Santillan,a highly trained Specialist Implantologist, who works Clinica Dental La Plaza, Javea these replacements mimic natural teeth to such a degree that you would be very hard pressed to tell the difference.

Since implanted teeth are fixed in the mouth like natural teeth rather than being removable like dentures, they allow the patient to return to the functions associated with natural teeth. 

Whether you have only one missing tooth or you suffer the discomfort and embarrassment of full dentures, which do not fit securely, implants provide you with fixed teeth again. They can take years off your appearance, make your mouth feel naturally comfortable again, allow you to speak with greater clarity, more fully participate in physical activities and hence boost your self-confidence. Because they increase your chewing ability you will once again be able to enjoy all foods thus your overall health and well-being will be enhanced
. In short they can vastly improve the quality of your life.

Sometimes a single dental implant will suffice. In other instances, more than one dental implant is necessary to accomplish a natural looking tooth replacement.

The x-ray images demonstrate how dental implants are rooted to the jawbone.


Two dental implants used in tooth replacement and a single dental implant replaces the missing tooth. The photos below show dental implant photos of a molar replacement and are a good example of surgery commonly performed by an implant dentist



Missing Molar and Titanium post and artificial tooth

These photos show an upper and lower jaw rehabilitated with dental implants 
(Dr Jorge Santillan)

Article provided by Dr.Karen Gardner , Clinica Dental La Plaza, Javea, Tel 96 646 1120

Anyone interested in these or any other treatments is invited for a free consultation at our dental clinic in La Plaza


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