Does it hurt to put the implants?
No. Patients usually surprise themselves and say they expected it to be worse. In addition, psychologically it is more comforting for the patient because he feels that he will be rehabilitated, he will gain something (contrary to what happens when the patient is going to make a tooth extraction).
Obviously this is a surgical procedure so there are rules and a protocol to follow. The loss of teeth and the emotional factor:
For humans the teeth signify strength, aggression, affirmation, and active attitude and so losing them can cause insecurity and anxiety. Therefore the teeth help in the extension of the concept “I”.
The birth of teeth is important in psychic organization and its loss may have unfavorable consequences for the emotional life of the individual.
The self-esteem of the individual is directly related to the self-image, which has of itself and the ideal image that society imposes. In this society the smile announces well-being, joy, security, satisfaction with self and others.
Inhibition of the smile has consequences, decreases self-esteem, prevents the demonstration of joy and acceptance, hampering social interaction.
In functional terms, tooth loss results in imbalance of masticatory function, swallowing, speech and aesthetics.
The replacement of the teeth through implants aims at a return to appearance, aesthetics and function. It aims to overcome body failure, a resource back to the image that it had and wanted to continue having.
In order to achieve healthy implants, with good aesthetic and functional results, bone quality is fundamental, ie it is necessary that the dental arch bone supports or supports the placement of the implant.
Experiments in the area of gum treatment have shown that smokers, especially those who smoke in excess, have a greater resorption, provided they have periodontal disease.
Smoking causes peripheral vasoconstriction, which can affect the early stages of healing, an important period in which the implant should remain inert and protected, in order to ensure good soft tissue (gingiva) healing. In addition, smoking raises the temperature that, together with the smoke, irritates the tissues that are healing. Is oral hygiene so important?
Statistical studies indicate that, among the few cases of implant failure, the overwhelming majority is caused by a lack of adequate hygienic care and the consequent formation of microbial plaques between the artificial roots (Implants) and gums giving rise to “Periimplantite” inflammation of the gingiva around the implants, bleeding, suppuration and rapid bone loss).
How should I take care of implants after treatment? Can complications related to implants exist?
The implants, as well as the natural teeth and gums, must be very well cleaned using the usual devices: dental floss, oral irrigator (water jet), brush and brush.
The main biological complication is Periimplantite (disease that affects the bone and the gingiva around the implant).
The most frequent biomechanical complications are the fracture or loosening of the small screws that join the prosthesis to the implant. Dental materials (like any other) are subject to wear and tear and therefore require maintenance.
Implant fractures can occur, although they are very rare.
Most important is daily oral hygiene and regular maintenance visits to prevent, diagnose, and treat any change early