Surely losing your teeth is a not pleasant experience especially if the prospect is to replace them with removable implants that are not aesthetic and comfortable. Osteo-integrated implants allow today sophisticated solutions of great aesthetic and functional value in almost all edentulous situations. The insertion of the implants is a surgical act that must not be exaggerated enough to be afraid, nor should it be underestimated or trivialized. Whether a simple case has to be treated or whether a complex case, in Santoro dental practice patients are not expected to experience pain during surgery and healing period.
Today, we have local anaesthesia that completely prevents the transmission of painful stimulation and, if the patient is anxious, we resort to conscious sedation, a technique carried out by an experienced anaesthetist that allows the removal of any anxiety during surgery. If surgery is very complex or the patient has a particularly high anxiety state, general anaesthesia may be used in a clinically well-maintained environment. Even the possible discomfort during the post-operative period and mainly due to the swelling of the affected area is nowadays easily controlled with anti-edema and painkillers.
When the bone location where the implants have to be inserted is insufficient to size, various surgical techniques are used to obtain horizontal and vertical bone augmentations (advanced osteointegration techniques). These are very sophisticated interventions (maxillary sinus elevation, guided bone regeneration, homologous or heterologous bone grafts) that require particular knowledge and skills from the operators and the entire operating team. Other situations in which the surgeon needs a particular ability and experience are immediate loading and post-mining implantology. In the first case, in particular situations, the implant or multiple implants are applied to the prosthesis immediately after insertion following particular protocols; in the second case the implant is inserted into the dental envelope immediately after the extraction. These techniques reduce treatment times with marked improvement in the postoperative course and significant reduction in patient discomfort. there are then latest state-of-the-art techniques that allow in some cases to use a few sloping systems, very satisfactory solutions (technique all in four).
The last frontier involves the insertion of implants with methods that utilize computerized analysis of TAC images to maximize bone structures by inserting implants with extreme precision.
All these new and sophisticated procedures, which allow in almost all situations a brilliant implantological resolution, are mastered with great skill by the operators of the Santoro dental practice who are able to propose the excellence of the therapies of this discipline.