In recent years, dental implantology has become one of the specialties most demanded by patients to replace lost teeth. They help to recover the full functionality of the teeth and have a finish that does not differentiate them from natural parts. Thanks to this new innovative approach, patients recover their smile easily. Although it may seem recent, it is a discipline with a long history and has evolved a lot. Therefore, when assessing an implantology treatment, we must consider the innovations. Today, we can talk about traditional implantology and modern implantology.
The most important part of an implant treatment is that you have to know what products have been used and what is their origin. Only in this way will it be possible to properly monitor its evolution and deal more effectively with problems that may arise in the future. The guarantee is one of the aspects of modern implantology, but not the only one. It also involves others such as experience and specialization, investment in latest generation products and materials, the application of digital technology and work with top-level collaborators, which meet the demands we have set. This work philosophy is specified in a huge improvement in the patient’s experience. It goes from processes that last several months or even more than a year to interventions that allow the placement of implants and teeth on the same day, even with the simultaneous realization of bone grafts. In the past, or by those who still practice traditional methods of dental implantology, intervals of several months were necessary to achieve osseointegration of an implant.
However, the emergence of new work protocols and the development of novel types of implants has led to the primary stability being the key to bone integration. We want the implant to be completely stable from the moment of placement, without it being necessary to wait a while. This allows us to connect a prosthetic interface that protrudes from the gum. We perform the tests on it, and both the implant and the bone mass in which it is inserted do not suffer with manipulations. Consequently, we can place the teeth in the same surgical act and wait for the gum to heal and retract, and for the tissue itself to progress to its normal state. Meanwhile, additional tasks can be performed until the definitive end of the treatment. We have already said that the new implant models have as a basic premise to achieve primary stability, so they show a design that facilitates their placement in narrow, short or low-density bones. Such properties contribute to shorten the process steps.
Together with professional innovation, the constant support of digital technology has transformed this discipline. Not only has the predictability of the treatment improved, but, above all, it has helped to respond patiently to the expectations of the patient. We must not forget that the effectiveness of implants has a functional and an aesthetic side. They offer the possibility of achieving an aesthetic improvement with obvious effects: recovery of the smile, rejuvenation of the face and increase of people’s self-esteem.