A dental implant is a fixed prosthetic device, used to cover the space left free by one or more missing or extracted teeth. The dental implant allows the replacement of one or more lost dental elements with titanium “artificial roots” which, through a biological process called osseointegration, allows the application of a fixed prosthesis.
The installation of a dental implant is a full-fledged surgery, which generally involves local anesthesia and modest sedation. As with any surgery, there is a certain risk of complications.
The material of choice for dental implants is titanium in its pure form; in recent times, however, the use of zirconia dental implants is also gaining momentum. If managed properly, a well-installed dental implant can easily last 10-15 years. The prognosis, therefore, tends to be favorable.
The fixed dental implant consists of a titanium screw which, when inserted into the maxillary or mandibular bone, becomes a real artificial root; the titanium from which our implants are manufactured is a highly biocompatible material that blends well with the surrounding tissues.
Pure titanium is used to make fixed dental implants. The characteristics of this material allow the bone tissues to adhere perfectly around the implant which is literally integrated into the mandible or maxilla, thus becoming a real artificial root on which it will be possible to load the missing teeth.
Dental implants undergo a special treatment during manufacturing to roughen their surfaces and thus promote excellent adhesion of the new bone fibers that will form around them after their insertion.
Pure titanium is perfectly tolerated by the human body and does not cause rejection or allergic reactions of any kind, and is one of the most resistant materials ever.
Thanks to its characteristics, pure titanium finds a wide application in the medical field for rehabilitations of various kinds, and is used on a large scale in the dental field.
Dental implantology consists in the application of small pure titanium screws. These titanium screws are engineering masterpieces that vary in the design of the thread, with a wide or narrow thread depending on the seat in which they will be inserted, in the shape, cylindrical or slightly curved, and in the dimensions, from 3 to 6 millimeters in diameter, from 6 to 18 millimeters in length.
Dental implants are female screws: inside them there is a small threaded cavity, inside which the abutments (called abutments), real pillars that will support the dental prostheses, will then be screwed.