At the Sonrisol Dental Clinic we know that dental implants can improve quality of life of our Torremolinos and surrounding areas, improving the patient's overall health, while helping you gain the confidence that comes from a smile that works, looks good, and feels natural.

"Dental implants help prevent the contraction and collapse of the jaws"

Replacing missing teeth with dental implants has many benefits, mainly:

  • Keep the integrity of bone structure after the loss of a tooth.
  • Preserves the health of adjacent teethas there is no need for porcelain bridges.
  • Replace dentures loose.
  • Distributes the bite forces in a uniform all over the mouth.
  • They work and feel like natural teeth.
  • Improve the ability to speak when bulky dentures are removed.
  • Improves facial appearance by prevent bone loss.

Losing a tooth can be devastating, not only because it affects your appearance, but also because it can lead to other physical problems that can affect your health and prevent you from smiling with confidence. It is vitally important to replace missing teeth with dental implants immediately to avoid health consequences such as:

  • Bone loss
  • Displacement and drift of the teeth.
  • Alteration of the bite as a result of the displacement of the teeth.
  • Jaw joint problems.
  • Difficulty chewing properly.
  • Additional stress on the remaining teeth.
  • Porcelain bridges versus implants.

For many patients at our clinic in Torremolinos, dental implants offer clear advantages over bridges or traditional dentures. Before dental implants were perfected, to replace missing teeth, we had to design bridges with dental support or removable dentures.

With the porcelain bridges, the healthy tooth structure had to be rectified by reshaping the adjoining teeth using them as support to anchor the new bridge. Unfortunately, these supporting teeth were subject to forces beyond their threshold, so the bone that surrounds them began to diminish and reabsorb, thus weakening their natural support system.

Aesthetically, dark shadows appeared around the bridge when the bone and gum began to separate from the supporting teeth. There was also a additional risk that the pressure on the bridge could open a space between the tooth and the bridge, which forced the escape of bacteria and cavities and it led to the possibility of endodontics. Additionally, bridges that connect three or more teeth to each other make flossing difficult or impossible for patients.

The psychological effects of tooth loss are complex and different for each person. A person's social life can be seriously affected to the point that they will avoid romantic situations for fear that their partner will discover the loss of a tooth. If there is severe bone loss after several teeth have been lost for years, a facial change will occur, often accompanied by the appearance of premature aging.

While dentures can give a sense of aesthetic security, they can also cause damage by applying excessive forces on the underlying bone structure, leading to bone loss. Eventually, dentures will need a relining or a complete replacement. All of these problems can be prevented with dental implants.

Dental implants are Biocompatible titanium tooth root substitutes. Dental implants replace missing teeth by imitating nature as closely as possible.

In our Torremolinos dental clinic we can show you how dental implant restorations have three parts:

  • Titanium implant integrated into the bone
  • Implant abutment
  • Porcelain crown on implant

"The longer healing process helps to ensure that the implants are fully secured in the bone."

  1. Planning stage: planning is the most important part of the process. A carefully thought out and smart treatment plan is the difference between success and failure. Sometimes we may need specialized imaging to visualize bone condition and 3D visualization to ensure proper placement.
  2. Implant placement: our specialist at the Sonrisol Dental Clinic in Torremolinos, Dr. Badí Haddú, will place the dental implant in the ideal place for the bone to fixate and gum to form around the implant.
  3. Healing: the bone around the dental implant will grow and integrate with the new implant in a few weeks.
  4. Provisional crown- If the dental implant is in an easily visible area, a temporary restoration for cosmetic purposes while the site heals.
  5. Healing Screw Placement: When healing is complete, a screw on dental implant to prevent the gum from closing and to be able to connect the porcelain crown.
  6. Porcelain crown: after taking measurements and once our ceramist manufactures the new porcelain crown to exact specifications, we attach the crown to the implant.

Anyone with missing teeth is a candidate for dental implants. No matter how old you are, but youth does matter. It is not advisable to place dental implants during the early teens, as dental and facial bones are still forming at that age.

The best time to place a dental implant is at the time of tooth extraction or shortly thereafter. However, we have successfully placed dental implants years after tooth loss. What is important is the presence of an adequate amount of healthy bone to surround the newly placed dental implant.

Placing dental implants in our clinic in Torremolinos it is a practically painless process. The science of dental implantology has evolved so rapidly since its inception that it is now a very predictable procedure. Modern implant dentistry began about 25 years ago. However, in the last 10 years, a lot has been refined.

In our clinic we have achieved a success rate of almost 98% in dental implant placement (greater than average). In very rare cases, the implant may not fix, but this can be easily resolved with the placement of a new implant. Dental implants will feel, look and function like natural teeth. Patients often tell us that they cannot even remember where dental implants were placed in their mouth because they really look and feel like natural teeth.

"Dental implants can last for many years, if they are properly cared for"

At the Sonrisol Dental Clinic, we have successfully placed thousands of dental implants in our Manhattan offices for the past 20 years.

We have practically never had the need to remove an implant or replace it with a new one after years of successful use, as long as exquisite hygiene is followed and our advice is followed.

We believe that proper planning is essential to ensure success. We take meticulous care to ensure proper distribution of forces in the mouth so that teeth or implants are not forced in the wrong direction or compromised by the application of excessive force.

There are no long-term restrictions with dental implants, although caution is needed until the bone is fully healed. When dental implants are successfully restored, it is important to avoid at first biting hard substances

Imagine, if your arm was in a cast for months, you wouldn't want to play a game of tennis right away. His bones would not be used to having so much strength on them and would need to be gradually retrained. The same goes for dental implants.

Initially, a bland diet is best for the first two weeks; after that, you can slowly introduce harder foods. Please be assured that soon you will be able to enjoy all kinds of food. There is no special way to clean dental implants. Brush, floss and floss twice a day as you would your natural teeth, and visit your dentist twice a year for checkups and cleanings. That's all about it!

For more information on tooth replacement with dental implants and the extensive experience of our clinic in Torremolinos with the procedure, please contact us.

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