When a dental implant or dental implants are placed we achieve a better quality of life, through these pieces we achieve the recovery of the masticatory function, in addition to giving the patient an aesthetic appearance, also recovering the habit of smiling.

The absence of teeth can significantly affect the behavior of the patient, making them feel insecure among other sensations. When carrying out implant surgery, these dental problems disappear because the function of a dental implant is to replace a lost tooth or several teeth. Because thanks to them we can perform the same functions.

The placement of the implants is a simple type of intervention in which the patient will not feel discomfort after being anesthetized, nor does it involve a traumatic experience. Local anesthesia will be used, although there is the possibility of sedating the patient in its entirety if he requests it and the dentist considers it advisable, in its entirety the surgery is not of great duration or difficulty, only that a posteriori the patient must be careful to comply with the indications given by the doctor.

What is the best age for implant placement

As a general rule, although it varies depending on the case and gender, the minimum age for the placement of an implant or implants is 18 years for male patients and it can be hurried in the case of being a female patient up to 16 years. However, it is common for this age range to vary for each case since this age period is established with the idea that the facial development process has come to an end. This fact is extremely important, the dentist must be absolutely certain that the growth has finished, since otherwise it could cause serious problems if the implant is placed before the scheduled time.

How we determine the end of facial growth

Once the growth phase of the individual has been completed in terms of height and development, this growth cessation must be verified and the best way is by means of a radiographic examination which consists of a cranial X-ray and after this taking it is repeated after Approximately 6 to 12 months, the dentist superimposes both radiographs and thus can check if there has been any change, more specifically if there is still a growth process. Another alternative to assess the end of growth is the

Carpogram is a simple radiographic technique in which all the bones of the hand, wrist (carpus) and forearm (radioulnar) are visualized, as the growth process involves the formation of bone that is made through the so-called cartilage and This is not seen on the x-ray because it is a soft tissue, it allows with this to be able to compare the ossification process which varies according to age, with the age of the child and this data to be compared with the acquired height of this and allows the doctor with experience in the interpretation of the carpogram knowing if the facial growth has finished.

In this way we will ensure that when placing the implants, a perfect ossification will be achieved and the structures placed were not altered by the end of facial development.

What is the age limit for implant placement

There are several idealizations about the placement of oral implants and one of them is the age limit for placement of an implant or several implants, which determines the treatment of implants in adults is related to general health and oral health. of the patient, so we conclude by saying that There is no age limit.


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