“Oral Implantology is the branch of dentistry that deals with replacing missing teeth with just as many titanium synthetic roots anchored into the bone in order to support each tooth, groups of teeth or it can act as a support for a complete prosthesis (the so-called denture) reducing its mobility.”

Dental implantology requires expert knowledge by its practitioners, which implies expertise in the biological, biomechanical, surgical and prosthetic fields. In addition, the dental practice where the intervention takes place must be organised so as to ensure correct preparation in the operating room, needs competent staff for the required assistance as well as an adequate follow-up on the cases treated.

Success / Failure

It now seems certain that most of the failures are strongly conditioned by:

  • Inadequate organisation
  • Inadequate asepsis
  • Incorrect diagnoses
  • Inadequate surgical technique
  • Error in choosing the type of implant
  • Poor implant quality
  • Inadequate patient follow-up

While success is conditioned by:

  • The dentist’s and the operating team’s high level of preparation
  • Suitable equipment and instruments
  • Use of high-quality techniques and implants
  • High level of implant experience
  • Dentist’s and dental technician’s high level of prosthetic experience
  • Pre-operative instructions by the dentist in extreme collaboration with the hygienist for the right use and maintenance of the implant
  • Regular follow-ups for verification and for the professional oral hygiene session