Instructions and questions
The survival of implants as a multifactorial issue is excellent and in the long run depends on the treatment plan design, the general and dental health of the patient, the bone background, the type of forces applied. Of course, the most important role is played by the dental care that is exercised at home and the frequent monitoring by the dentist.
Scientific research has focused on the interest of the dental world on implants and their life expectancy is being studied in detail. Special systematic studies with 15 years of continuous follow-up show excellent survival rates, suggesting that implants with proper care last a lifetime if the patient’s general condition remains unaffected.
How should I take care of my implants and teeth
Once the implants are placed both during healing and afterwards, we will show you how to keep the implants and teeth clean. Although implants are not affected by caries, there are some diseases like periodontitis that can affect them.
They must be thoroughly cleaned, as well as natural teeth 2 times a day with special toothbrushes, floss, mouthwash. Regular monitoring through an organized review program is required every 3 or 6 months accordingly.
An implant does not replace just one tooth.
The number of implants that are considered necessary basically depends on the type of prosthetic restoration that they will support, the quality of the underlying bone, but also the general state of health of the patient. This is a multifaceted issue and requires more than a single answer.
The upper jaw usually needs more implants than the lower and the removable prosthetics less than the fixed ones. In addition and depending on the loading protocol (immediate loading or conventional) that is followed, their number is affected again. Proper study and analysis of each case will better answer the question.
Extension of treatment plan
In case the cost is considered high, a removable solution can be selected and in the future, with the installation of some more implants, the restoration can be converted into a fixed solution, offering increased stability, comfort and chewing ability
In all cases where treatment with implants is chosen, the cost in the long run usually is less than other type of restoration because implants have a longer lifespan.
So the cost of dental implants is also a multifactorial question that can only be answered when related to a specific personal treatment plan. An initial budget of implant and alternative treatment plan is provided from the first appointments depending on the type of restoration proposed and the one you choose. In general, it would do well to mention that fixed solutions are more expensive and when soft tissue / bone regeneration techniques are used the cost of treatment increases further. Finally, depending on the type of implant prosthetics used (zirconium abutments, eg) and how and where they are made (prefabricated or custom made CAD/CAM in special centers for greater aesthetic performance) the final cost of treatment is affected.
• Herbs and vegetables with natural antiseptic properties for better healing (sage, chamomile, parsley)
• Few dairy products
• Very little salt
• Minimal acids (lemon)
• Minimal sugar