FAQs

Below you will find the most frequent consultations related to dental treatments

Are implants a lasting solution?

Definitely. A well-crafted implant has an infinitely longer lifespan than a natural tooth.

Is it possible to place the implant and tooth on the same day?

It’s possible, but it’s not recommended. It is only done in specific cases and the results will not be the same over time. These implants are known as “immediate loading” implants.

What are the risks to the patient?

Every surgical operation carries risks.

In this type of surgery, the risks are associated with loss of sensation in the lower lip area, temporarily or permanently, which occurs when the mentonian nerve is damaged during surgery.

Another risk is that the implant is misplaced, because to remove it once osseointegration has occurred is complicated and usually loses maxillary bone. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance to choose recognized professionals with a strong career, since experience and professionalism considerably minimizes risks.

What's the post-op like?

It is similar to that of an extraction. It should not hurt and should only cause some discomfort in the gum until it heals. Infections should be avoided, so it is very important to take care of oral hygiene. Antibiotics are usually prescribed.

What is osseointegration?

Depending on the type and brand of the implants, the waiting time between placement of the fixations and placement of the prosthesis can be from 60 days to 6 months.

This is one of the questions you should ask the specialist before choosing a dental clinic.

Is there the possibility of rejection of a dental implant?

The intervention for the dental implant is outpatient, so it is not necessary to go into a clinic but the intervention is carried out in the dental office, provided that it has the necessary equipment.

Local anesthesia is usually used, although in long-term interventions such as full rehabilitations, maxillary sinus elevations or bone regeneration, an anaesthetist may be consulted for monitored intravenous anesthesia.

In neither case does the patient feel pain or discomfort.

What is a Dental Implant?

The dental implant consists of a treatment in which the natural roots of the missing teeth are artificially replaced, and the prostheses that will replace the missing teeth are then mounted on these new roots.

Am I gonna get used to having braces in my mouth?

Patients mostly experience a first moment of discomfort that lasts for a few days. There is a gradual process of getting used to it until the discomfort caused by the use of brackets in the mouth disappears completely.

What is orthodontics with aesthetic brackets?

This refers to the type of orthodontics that uses ceramic brackets. They are appliances that are similar in color to the color of the tooth, or transparent. They are placed on the visible face of the tooth.

What is the difference between aesthetic and metallic brackets?

The aesthetic and metallic brackets have the same function, the difference is in the type of material used, which makes it less visible externally. Its resistance is equal and the duration of treatment is the same. Your material is more expensive, so treatment is expensive.

Can removable orthodontics be used instead of fixed orthodontics?

After studying the case, the orthodontist defines what type of appliances the patient will need.

Are there other more aesthetic variants?

Yes.  Ceramic braces, called “aesthetic” braces and lingual orthodontics can be used, where braces are placed “inside”.

Is the treatment painful?

No. The first few days may feel some discomfort that diminishes over time as the patient gets used to the presence of the fixed device.

How long does it take to see the changes taking place?

Once the installation is completed, after a few months, important changes are evident. This is encouraging for the patient who may notice how the teeth are taking the final position.

Should I continue to visit the orthodontist after treatment?

Generally, once the treatment is finished, the “containment” should be carried out. This treatment is performed with a type of appliance that can be removable, fixed, or both. Its purpose is to maintain the goal achieved during treatment. The duration of containment is variable, depending on the case.

How often should they perform checks?

The first consultations are followed more often than later ones because the complete installation must be carried out in them. The patient is then called every 3 to 4 weeks, depending on the case.

¿Cuánto tiempo duran los tratamientos de ortodoncia?

El tiempo promedio es de 2 años para un caso típico. Este tiempo es relativo. Los tratamientos pueden durar de uno a tres años, para los casos más complejos.

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