Am I a candidate for an implant?
Implants are ideal for anyone who maintains good oral hygiene and who does not have any underlying medical conditions. Dental implants can improve your life irrespective of age, providing you are in good health.
Can I have an implant even if I am a smoker?
Generally, atherosclerosis, the thickening of the artery walls, is present in most smokers and causes the slowing of blood flow. The blood contributes to successful Osseointegration (the healing of the bone around the implant). An analysis of the thickness of the blood will be carried out before any treatment is performed. If the results are normal, then the procedure can be done without problems.
Why not systematically replace all missing teeth with implants?
There are three main reasons for this:
1. Health problems mean it is not possible
2. Anatomical problems, such as insufficient bone and no possibility of bone grafting
3. Lack of patient motivation
Why choose dental implants?
It is the most conservative approach for the replacement of teeth. We can make your mouth more functional at the same time as giving you your smile back.
Without implants the only other solution is a removable prosthesis (denture or bridge), which can be extremely uncomfortable due to the additional objects in the mouth. These options are not permanently retained causing reduced chewing efficiency, they can also result in some psychological damage.
In conclusion, dental implants:
• Can provide better support for removable dentures
• May allow removable dentures to be replaced with a fixed prosthesis
• Provide better reliability than the classical fixed prosthesis
• Allow the replacement of one or more missing teeth without damaging surviving natural teeth
• Improve chewing, taste and diction
• Provide greater confidence and improved quality of life
Let us help you feel better and more confident.
What if I have lost a tooth, a group of teeth or all my teeth?
If possible the implant takes the place of the missing tooth and supports a prosthesis. In the case of loss of a group of teeth, several implants are inserted to support a bridge.
If there is a loss of all the teeth, implants are placed to support a complete fixed or removable prosthesis.
If the above options are not possible, structural bone support must first be rebuilt.
What if I have full dentures that move?
With the placement of several implants it is easier to stabilise the denture and ensure:
• Better quality of life
• Clearer diction
• Improved nutrition through greater ease of chewing
• Elimination of risk of loss of the denture
• A more youthful appearance
How long will the treatment take?
This depends on the type and the complexity of the treatment. Generally in order to obtain Osseointegration, a healing period of between 2 and 5 months is recommended before fitting the prosthesis. During this time a temporary prosthesis will be made and fitted.
How much does the treatment cost?
The cost of the treatment will depend of the plan drawn up by the dentist, but this will be discussed during your consultation. Due to the price of dental treatment in Spain, you could save up to 50% compared to other countries, while still receiving the highest level of professional care.
Are all your dentists insured?
Yes. All our dentists are enrolled in the College of Dentistry and Stomatology and are required to have professional liability insurance.
How do I go about starting treatment?
Before any procedure is undertaken the dentist will perform a comprehensive evaluation of:
• The status of your general health
• Clinical, medical and radiological results
• Any existing prosthesis
You will then be informed of the different possible treatments, with or without implants, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. At this point the dentist will also be able to give you the different pricing options available. This information allows for what we call ‘informed consent´. The dentist is then able to establish a treatment plan and discuss it in detail with you.