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DENTAL IMPLANT

At Clínica Dental Tafur we specialize in dental implants. Simple and complex cases, experts in all current techniques for the placement of these parts.
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Frequently asked questions

The solution to tooth loss

What are dental implants?

These are small pieces made of titanium that are placed in the bone by means of oral surgery. They do the work of the roots and teeth that we have lost and are not visible to the eye.

How is the intervention?

The technological advances that we continue to make at Clínica Tafur allow us to carry out a virtual planning of the operation, with which you can see how the implants will look once they are in place. Once in surgery, we use specific software that allows us to guide us based on this planning in real time. It is a minimally invasive and very precise surgery.

How long do they last?

In the vast majority of cases they can last even more than 20 years, always depending on the care and dental hygiene the patient carries later. It is therefore vital to visit the dental clinic regularly in order to monitor the condition of the implants.

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Types of implant

A treatment for every need

There are many uses of dental implants. They can replace one or more teeth, may be specific for patients with little bone or may even be of different material. We describe it below.

 

Dental implant unit

Unitary dental implants are responsible for replacing a tooth, the implant will act as a root and a single tooth will be placed on top. Dental implants for incisor teeth are different from those used in the rest of the mouth.

Specialised in the placement of dental implants in Malaga, we are specialists in complex cases, such as dental bone loss. At Tafur Clinic, we are pioneers in bone regeneration, giving you the opportunity to recover lost bone tissue. This makes possible the placement of standard dental implants or the application of innovative techniques, such as DIVA, which involves the placement of bone simultaneously with the insertion of the implant. We also consider alternatives such as zygomatic implants. After a personalised diagnosis, we present you with all available treatment options.

In case you have lost many teeth, we will study a complete oral rehabilitation. This may refer only to the upper jaw, the lower jaw, or both. The number of dental implants to be placed to support a fixed denture will depend on the previous study and the amount of bone available.

The dental implants in Malaga in the vast majority are titanium, a material biocompatible with our organisms and totally safe. In case of being allergic to metal or for reasons of preference , at Clínica Dental Tafur we can place zirconium dental implants. The toughest white ceramic currently.

Technology

All on 4 technique

This technique is used in Implantology to rehabilitate complete arches in patients who do not have any teeth or who need to recover all their teeth.

It is a technique promoted by the commercial company NobelBiocare a few years ago, which consisted of placing 4 or 5 dental implants, placing the most posterior ones at an angle.

This angulation of the most posterior implants is carried out to avoid anatomical areas such as:

In the upper part: In order to avoid the need for bone grafting such as sinus lift.

In the lower part: Lack of available bone height in the lower molar area.

Normally, 4 dental implants are placed with the classic technique, but sometimes an additional 5 implants can be placed. All these factors depend on the patient’s bone: height, width and existing bone density.

Oral Implant Surgery

Replacement of dental parts by implants

In addition to the recommended treatment, oral surgery is also responsible for the prevention, study, diagnosis and rehabilitation of oral pathologies.

These types of interventions are indicated, for example, for the removal of wisdom teeth or wisdom teeth, alleviating the problems that these pose for your oral health.

Oral surgery is also the treatment with problems in the oral mucosa, to treat alterations such as braces, or removal of benign cysts.

There are 3 techniques of oral surgery, the decision of which to use

during the procedure will be decided by the surgeon. The technique decided does not influence the overall clinical results.

Conventional oral surgery
  • This technique is often used to place dental implants in patients who do not have bone or whose bone is of poor quality.  This technique begins with a precise cut at the midpoint of the encia. This cut provides adequate visibility and access to the treatment area.
  • The soft tissue is then raised to access the bony crest.
  • Bone placement and dental implants
  • Encia suture. There are two types of sutures, the reabsorbable and the non-resorbible. In case of using the non-reorbitable, the points 7 days after the surgery will be removed.
  •  This technique is often used to place dental implants in patients with an appropriate amount of bone, especially those who require complete oral rehabilitation. This technique is considered minimally invasive since the opening of the crest is not necessary so post-operative recovery as well as soft tissue damage is minor.
  • The first step is the virtual computer planning of the surgery with the data collected during the process of «Data Collection Tafur»
  • A surgical guide is then designed that will allow us to place the implants as planned.
  • In 90% of cases, temporary teeth can be placed after surgery.
  • This technique is often used to place dental implants in patients with an appropriate amount of bone. This technique is also considered minimally invasive.
  • The first step is the virtual computer planning of the surgery with the data collected during the process of «Data Collection Tafur»
  • This technique allows us to place dental implants without waiting for surgical guidance since the process is «live» or «navigating» directly through the planning information.
  • In 90% of cases, temporary teeth can be placed after surgery.
Process

Treatment steps

In just three steps we can place dental implants thanks to the cutting-edge technology at Clínica Tafur.

Data collection Tafur

During this appointment of approximately 1 hour and a half, we will make all kinds of 3D images and take digital photographs of your smile and bite. Let’s prepare your diagnosis and the treatment options you have. We can even show you the designed smile prototype before starting treatment. In this session we also explain the different materials used to make your teeth.

Data Collection Clínica Tafur Málaga

PLANNING AND SURGERY

The second appointment may be the day after the first and its duration depends on the number of dental implants to be placed. Prior to this appointment, our team analyzed your case and planned the surgery with precision software that allows us to place the implants in an atraumatic manner.

Cirugía dental en Málaga, Clínica Tafur

TOOTH PLACEMENT

A few hours after the surgery we can place fixed provisional teeth so that you do not run out of teeth during the process of osseointegration between dental implants and bone, they are called «teeth in a day» or «teeth 24h». Fixed teeth are placed approximately 3 months after surgery, but may vary depending on the case.

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Daniel Tafur. Implantes dentales Málaga
Specialisation in Surgery

Dental implants in Malaga by Dr. Daniel Tafur

“Dental implants are a safe and proven technique for more than 40 years by doctors like Salagaray, who placed his first juxtaposed implants in Madrid in 1956. From his school, Doctor Ballester, years later, inaugurated the first Master of Implantology and Oral Rehabilitation in Spain, in collaboration with the universities of New York and Paris.

Master, which I completed successfully obtaining an award for the best research work of my promotion, has allowed me to have a global and updated vision of the current Implantology. However, science advances by leaps and bounds, and we currently incorporate advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques in implantology into our daily clinical practice. In fact, in our center, we have computer programs that allow me to plan the placement of implants on a three-dimensional x-ray of the patient.

This program allows us to manufacture surgical guides to place the implants in the same position that we have previously planned. The result is a more current and predictable implantology, and less traumatic for the patient.”

 

Dr. Daniel Tafur

Currently we have available to the patient looking for dental implants in Malaga, navigated surgery. The great advantage over the guided, are the 10 days waiting for the manufacture of the guide. Appointments for the patient are shortened.

Tafur dental clinic takes another step in the incorporation of new machines and sophisticated equipment that allows us to work more efficiently and optimize the quality of the treatment performed.

Diva Technique by Dr. Daniel Tafur

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