Dental implantology and Oral surgery
Implantology is a surgical specialty which has the role of safely replacing missing or severely damaged teeth. With the passing of time, many people lose one or more teeth because of cavities, accidents, aging or periodontal disease. Living without teeth can be embarrassing and uncomfortable, as it affects the way we talk, the way we look and our capacity to chew and eat. Dental implants are an efficient option for teeth replacement. Owing to implantology, patients can obtain long lasting functional restorations of the teeth.
Missing teeth can affect, on one hand, the way a person eats, talks or looks and, on the other hand, the general health of a person's mouth, as it leads to an overstrain of the neighboring teeth causing damage to the bone structure.
A dental implant has the same function as the root of a natural tooth, offering strong support for a new tooth. The first step in implantology is the implant insertion. Dental implants are constructed to mimic the structure of roots of natural teeth. They are inserted directly in the patient’s maxillary so that they can offer a stable and secure support for the replacement teeth.
Oral surgery is a medical branch that deals with the diagnostic and treatment of the pathology related to the hard and soft tissue of the oral cavity (mouth).
Dental alveolar surgery uses a variety of procedures that imply the modification of the dentition and adjacent bone structures. It includes difficult dental extractions, the removal of impacted teeth, bone engraftment, pre-prosthetic surgery with the aim of optimizing the anatomy in order to place dental implants, bridges or dental prosthetics and apicectomy.
Surgery for periodontal disease is indicated in cases in which infected periodontal tissues are not accessible and cannot be removed through conservative methods and is aimed at eliminating subgingival calculus deposits and damaged soft tissues.