What is Dental Implantology?
Dental Implantology is the discipline of Dentistry that allows the reintegration of dental elements in patients suffering from partial or total edentulism through the insertion of a prosthetic implant.
Replacing one or more lost teeth is important, not only from an aesthetic point of view, but especially from a functional perspective.
Scientific research has shown that edentulousness negatively affects masticatory, phonatory and respiratory functions, worsening the quality of life and complicating daily activities such as eating and speaking.
How is a dental implant made?
Dental implants are fixed prostheses made up of two elements:
- Endosseous Screw – Titanium screw that the dentist inserts into the alveolar bone where the tooth to be replaced was present. This performs the function of the root on which the dental prosthetis will be applied;
- Dental prosthesis – Ceramic element that the dentist anchors to the endosseous screw. The denture looks like the tooth and replaces it in its entirety, giving the patient a new smile.
Implant Therapy at Di Gioia Dental Practice
At Di Gioia Dental Practice, dental implantology therapies are performed by Dr. Claudio Di Gioia, a dentist for over 25 years, with experience as university professor and specialized in Implantology and Periodontology.
Like all the therapies in our office, implant therapy is performed in compliance with the most advanced medical protocols. For this reason, implant therapy takes place with the support of digital tools, which allow for an accurate diagnostic evaluation and perfect planning of the intervention.
The operation is performed under local anesthesia, working on a small portion of the mucogingival tissue, positioning the implant structure on the portion of bone corresponding to the edentulous area.
In this way the titanium screw gains stability and the prosthetic crown will subsequently be positioned on it. It is important to underline that in some cases it is possible to stabilizethe prosthesis on the same day as the positioning of the osseointegrated implants.