Dental implants. The complexity of placing a dental implant

In order to understand the complexity of a dental implant, we can compare it with the construction of a building. The structure that overhangs would be the tooth’s crown, while the part that is buried, that is the foundations, would be the dental implant. The building won’t be able to remain without these foundations.

Dental implant versus building

Building on normal ground

Placing the foundations properly requires a careful study of the terrain which can consist of different materials.

Sometimes it is very rocky. In other occasions it is sandy.

Likewise, the bone where the dental implant is to be placed may consist of different densities.

In some occasions it is very dense and this is not favorable because the number of vital cells is lower; those cells are the ones in charge of creating solid osseous bridges.

Little bone for an implant

Little bone for an implant

Little bone for an implant

In other occasions the density is low, so is the number of vital cells.

Usually, a radiologic study is done in order to determine the quality of the bone; other factors such as age and gender are also taken into account.

In some occasions a scan is needed. Fortunately it is not necessary in many cases, as these kind of clinical tests are very aggressive.

Panoramic x-ray for dental implants

Scan for dental implants



Dental implants


Facial modeling



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