What is good to know before installing the implant?

In situations where one or more teeth are missing, it is advised to think about installing a dental implant, whose efficacy and sustainability no longer need to be proved. The idea here is to inform you more on this topic in order to help you make the right choice.

What should you know about the implant?

The dental implant is not an artificial tooth, it serves as an anchor for an individual crown, bridge or conditionally fixed denture. An implant, usually of titanium, replaces the natural root of the tooth extracted after infection or other periodontal disease.

Prepare your teeth before installing an implant

As of your first visit, your dentist will perform a detailed examination and analysis of the orthopan snapshot to determine if implant installation is indicated for you. In the case there is a certain gum or tooth disease, the identified pathologies first will be treated to prepare your fork, since it must be perfectly healthy at the time of implant installation. In that sense, it is important to select a good doctor specialist and avoid unpleasant surprises. Do not hesitate to ask and check the expertise and experience of your oral surgeon, the possession of a degree in specialist studies, the number of implants he has already installed, and the degree of success of previous work.


There are certain local contraindications related to implant installation. Insufficient density and quality of the bone, as indicated, does not allow the implant to be implanted. In addition, implantation is not recommended for pregnant women, immunologically ill person, diabetes, bone diseases, or chemotherapy. Also, consuming tobacco products reduces the chances of success of implant installation intervention.