90% of the implants on the market are less than 5 years old and these are no long term longitudinal studies to prove how they cope with time.
Although general dentists can place implants, it’s really a specialists treatment and should be placed by a ‘periodontal and implant specialist’. Not all implant surgeries are difficult, but if you have thin bone, or complications arise during your surgery you want to know that the surgeon placing your implant has placed 1000’s beforehand and has the wisdom to solve 100’s of problems similar to yours.
It’s important your surgeon gives you your ‘implant passport’. This is a manufacturers guarantee that the implant you paid for is an original product of that company. Some clinics claim to place a quality implant but because they appear similar on final x-rays, just put in a cheap, poorly-tested replica instead.
3D radiography prior to implant surgery, ensuring your implant is being placed in a safe zone and knowing about any boney defects before beginning.
We use only titanium type 4 dental implants from Straumann (Swiss brand, arguably the world’s best implant), and Klockner (Spanish brand, 30 years of scientific research backing it up).
Your dental implant surgery will only be conducted by an experienced periodontal and implant specialist - the authorised specialist trained to place dental implants in even the most difficult cases.
When it comes to dental implants there’s the art and science of it all. The science has to do with excellent planning using the best tools technology has devised, namely 3D radiography; placing well-tested, proven quality dental implants; and an excellent and hygienic surgical set-up. The artistic aspect is less understood.
This really comes down to the skill of the dental implant surgeon in knowing where and at what angle to place the dental implant so that when the crown/s go on top of them, they have what’s called a beautiful ‘emergence profile’ - they don’t look out of place, and people can’t tell your implant restored teeth, from your natural teeth.
It looks as if the crown is beautifully and naturally emerging out of your gums, like a normal tooth. The art of dental implants also involves having the experience so that you never see the metal titanium or other black metals, which is especially important with people who show a lot of gum when they smile.
We place a lot of dental implants at R&H Dental Clinic in Marbella, from simple one tooth cases, to complex full mouth rehabilitations. To see some step-by-steps of our beautiful work, visit our Past Work page.