Dental implants

"The placement of a dental implant is currently the ideal solution to alleviate the loss of teeth at any age".


What are dental implants?

Dental implants are currently the best way to replace lost or badly damaged natural teeth. They offer great advantages, but they can also register complications that must be prepared for.

The Clinica Universidad de Navarra is a pioneer in the creation of computer-guided implants and has extensive experience in both the placement of implants and the design of the dental prosthesis associated with them. 

This is a simple surgical procedure that is performed under local anesthesia in our offices or with sedation, and which can benefit adult patients of any age. In addition, if the circumstances are optimal, computer-guided techniques can be applied that allow a decrease in the time of the intervention and a greater accuracy when positioning the implant.

The Clinic is the first center that incorporates pharmacological sedation in the procedures of the Dental Unit.

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When are dental implants indicated?

The smile is our main presentation card and the absence of teeth has great aesthetic relevance and can generate several health problems.

Surgeons and dentists must work in a coordinated manner to ensure optimal results in the shortest time possible.

Traditionally, these problems have been solved with the placement of bridges or dentures.

However, nowadays, osseointegrated dental implants are made that allow the use of fixed prostheses that are very similar to natural teeth in both appearance and functionality.

Main causes of tooth loss:

  • Longitudinal fractures of the tooth.
  • Periodontitis servera (bacterial infection that can destroy the bone surrounding the tooth).
  • Apical granuloma resistant to treatment.
  • Severe destructive caries.
  • Various diseases of the jaws.

Have you lost a tooth?

You may need a dental implant

How are dental implants performed?

This is a simple surgical procedure that is performed under local anesthesia in our offices, or under sedation with the supervision of an anesthesiologist, and can benefit adult patients of any age.

In addition, if the circumstances are optimal, computer-guided techniques can be applied that allow a reduction in the intervention time and greater accuracy when positioning the implant.

Bone replacement methods
In case the patient lacks the height or bone thickness necessary to be able to place an implant, there are several procedures:

  • Bone grafting with artificial or own bone.
  • Zygomatic implants.
  • Pterygoid implants.
  • Sinus elevation.
  • Dental nerve transposition.
  • Sandwich techniques.
  • Alveolar distraction.
  • Short implants.

It is possible to perform these interventions with minimally invasive forms and even in people with little available bone. 

Phase 1

  • Study and planning
    Carrying out tests to plan the number of implants and the most appropriate placement area. The quantity and quality of existing bone is also evaluated. Using sophisticated computer programs, the placement of the implant is simulated with the most correct inclination and direction.
  • Placement of the implant
    It is an outpatient procedure, usually under local anesthesia, with a duration of about 10 minutes per tooth. The intervention is not painful and is minimally invasive, so the postoperative period consists of a slight inflammation.

Phase 2

  • Osseointegration
    The implant is attached or integrated into the bone, which will allow the subsequent placement of the final dental crown.
  • Placement of the crowns
    The last step of the treatment whose objective is to achieve teeth as close to natural as possible, both aesthetically and functionally.

The Dental Unit of the Clinic is the first center that incorporates pharmacological sedation in its procedures, especially in those aimed at certain types of patients and treatments.

The objective of sedation is to make long-lasting dental procedures more bearable and treatment more comfortable for patients with certain peculiarities.

Pharmacological sedation of the patient during dental treatment is monitored throughout the session by an anesthesiologist and a nurse.

Although this is a mild degree of sedation, it is sufficient to make the session much more comfortable. It is especially indicated for the application of long treatments and in people who have an exaggerated phobia of the dentist. Thus, the patient preserves the reflexes of the airway and can follow the instructions of the staff that is carrying out the procedure.

Its effect disappears 30-45 minutes after the medication is stopped and the patient can be discharged two hours after the procedure is completed.

The replacement of teeth today reaches a high degree of perfection with the placement of implants, which perfectly imitate the structure of the tooth (root and crown) and is therefore the most natural rehabilitation.

Dental implants are made of titanium, a noble metal that presents, as one of its main characteristics, being well tolerated by the body and having the capacity to integrate into the bone.

As this material is biocompatible, there is no rejection of the implants, that is, it does not produce any reaction in our body. However, implants can be lost if an infection occurs or if they are forced to carry more load than they should.

In experienced hands the success rate is close to 100%.

Where do we do it?


The Dental Unit
at the Clínica Universidad de Navarra

The Clínica Universidad de Navarra has extensive experience in rehabilitation with dental implants, with highly satisfactory results for patients and professionals.

In order to achieve better care for complex patients or those with risk factors which may influence safety during the intervention, we work together with the different medical services of the Clinica: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Allergology, Pediatrics, Speech Therapy, etc.

Diseases we treat

  • Dental abscess
  • Cavities
  • Periodontal disease
  • Loss of teeth
  • Dental pain
  • Malocclusions

Treatments we perform

  • Dental Implants
  • Orthodontics
  • Dental surgery
  • Endodontics
  • Fixed dental prosthesis on teeth and implants
  • Removable prosthesis
  • Cleaning and teaching of oral hygiene
  • Pediatric dentistry
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Why at the Clinica?

  • Safety and comfort in our treatments while being in a hospital.
  • Equipped with the best technology on the market.
  • Multidisciplinary work with the rest of the specialists of the Clínica.

Our team of professionals

Dental Unit Specialists with experience in dental implants