The most effective and safe method of replacing those lost pieces nowadays is by dental implants.
It is titanium screws that are placed in the jawbone or jaw, replacing the roots of the teeth, and allow the attachment of a crown or denture.
In experienced hands the success rate is over 95%. In smokers, however, it is around 65%.
WHO SHOULD put me IMPLANTS?
Make sure it is a dentist with specialization in oral surgery three years, ie a total training period of eight years, who would place the implants.
Only then can guarantee the best results.
PHASES OF IMPLANT SURGERY
a. Case Study. The quantity and quality of available bone
is analyzed by a panoramic and / or x-ray scanner and the best location for the implant is chosen.
b. Implant placement. The procedure, performed under local anesthesia, takes about 15 to 20 minutes per implant.
c. Osseointegration. Is the time it takes implants & quot; join & quot; bone. The approximate duration of 2-4 months.
d. Placement of the prosthesis. Molds are made implants and prosthesis is placed as well replacing the missing pieces.