BONE REGENERATION AND IMPLANTS PASSPORTS
Dentesthetic Dental Practice specialises in implant dentistry and, thanks to our team’s experience, aims at restoring our patients’ aesthetic and functional wellbeing by making use of high quality implants and through custom-made crowns which will be placed on the implants.
Titanium implants are the ones we prefer. State-of-the art zirconium-ceramics caps are then fixed onto the implants for highly functional and cosmetic results. Dental implants are ideal for rehabilitating all those patients who, because of the most diverse dental illnesses or because of a trauma, have lost one or more teeth. Dental implants are very important for restoring the correct chewing functions and leads to life quality improvement. Tooth lack can cause digestive and respiratory problems and speech defects, in addition to aesthetic problems. Today, dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or a full arch of teeth. What happens, though, if the lower, or the upper, jawbone has resorbed? At Dentesthetic, state-of-the-art techniques for bone regeneration are available. These techniques aim at stimulating physiological bone regrowth and modelling through the use of an artificial bone, that is, made of synthetic materials, such as hydroxyapatite or other substances, essentially polymers. The material, once fitted into the bone and irrorated by bone blood, combines with the osteoblasts of the damaged bone and fuses with the latter. This procedure is rejection-free, since this material is biocompatible. The regrown bone renders the insertion of dental implants possible. Patients undergoing these procedures are given a ‘passport’ certifying the quality and nature of the materials used for bone regrowth and dental implants. The passport does not only describe the kind of implant that has been fitted, but also contains an alphanumeric code which indicates the implant’s length and diameter which patients may use should they require dental assistance abroad or at another practice. Other information contained in the passport includes: the type of implant used, its quality, the name of the dental surgeon responsible for the procedure, the date of the procedure. If the implant needs to be replaced after a period of 10/15 years, this information allows Dentesthetic to place an order for the new pieces.