The importance of looking after dental implants
Once the patient has completed all of the necessary tests and has their new teeth in place, it is necessary to monitor their prostheses fitted on to their dental implants.
We have to think that the fact of chewing involves a series of movements of the jaw on the maxilla. In these movements many muscles of the face are involved, some of which can make a tremendous force when chewing. In addition, the jaw not only has opening and closing movements, but also laterality and zincing. The natural teeth are endowed with defense mechanisms against those traumas that they suffer daily; among them one of the most important is the periodontal ligament, a structure that surrounds the roots inside the bone and acts as a cushion against masticatory trauma. There are also pressure receptors that warn us when we should stop tightening.