Dental implant in UAE helps in replacing the missing teeth with the help of titanium screws or cylinder embedded (implant) into the jaw bone. Titanium in its commercially pure from is the most tissue friendly (biologically compatible) metal know to men. It integrates with the bone harmoniously. A portion of the titanium screw projects out of the gums after the implant has been placed into the jaw bone. This portion is used as an abutment onto which a porcelain crown is cemented or screwed. Two or more implants can be used to bridge a long edentulous area. A full denture can also be fixed by using multiple implants.
Advantages of dental implants:
- Implant gives a natural feeling like your own teeth and improves comfort.
- It is a fixed fixture and hence there is no need for removal from the mouth.
- Healthy tooth substance is preserved as no preparation of the adjacent teeth have to be done as in fixed partial denture
- Usually after extraction of teeth the bone in that area resorbs causing a bony deformity and your face appears older. This resorption is prevented when implants are used.
- Aesthetic appearance, speech and facial expressions can be restored as the implant is fixed to the bone.
Contraindications for dental implant:
- Smoking / tobacco abuse
- Alcohol abuse
- Low dose irradiation patients
- Bisphosphonate and anti angiogenic medications
- High dose irradiation patients
- Uncontrolled Diabetes
- Psychiatric problems
- Blood dyscrasias- Leukemia, Hemophilia, Thrombocytopenia.
The positioning of the implant in the jaw bone is a minor surgical procedure which can be done under local anesthesia in a dental clinic. A small incision is placed over the gums in the edentulous area and the titanium implant is placed into the bone and the soft tissues are sutured. It takes about 3 months for the implant to osseointegrate into the bone. After complete osseointegration of the implant to the bone a porcelain crown or bridge is placed over the abutments. An over denture may be given for this interim period as a temporary prosthesis. The prosthodontic part of the treatment is done by a prosthodontist.
It is fairly common for the jawbone to lack the mass needed to accept an implant. In this case, a bone graft will be performed first to strengthen the target area. Bone grafting is typically followed by several months of healing before the implant can be placed. Bone grafting may be a minor or major procedure based on the amount of bone that is needed
Care of the implant:
For long term success and uncomplicated extended lifespan of the implant, proper oral hygiene is very essential. Bacterial plaque is a threat to the implant as it is to natural tooth. Proper brushing with regular or special-toothbrush is a must after implant fixation. Extra care and time should be given for maintenance of the cleanliness (hygiene) of the mouth. Any lack of care of the implant area will lead to inflammation of the gums and the loss of surrounding bone with consequent loss of attachment of the implant to the bone, ultimately resulting in treatment failure.
When properly looked after implants currently offer the most attractive and permanent solution for tooth replacement.
Do dental implants feel like real teeth?
Yes! Your dental implant will feel, look and operate just like your natural teeth. You will be eating all of the foods that you used to enjoy with your new, permanent tooth before you know it!
Do dental implants hurt?
During the surgery, you will be properly anesthetized at all times – you won’t feel a thing! And after surgery, you’ll be relieved to know that most of our patients experience very little, if any, pain that is usually managed well with over-the-counter pain medications. Any necessary prescriptions will be discussed during your visit.
Will I need to miss work for dental implant surgery in UAE?
Patients typically take anywhere from a few hours to a few days off of work, depending on the type of sedation, the implant site and their pre-op health.
What are single-stage implants?
In some cases, it is possible to place the implant and leave the soft tissue surrounding it as is. This way, second surgical procedure to uncover the dental implant can be avoided during the abutment/restoration stage.
What if I am missing a lot of teeth?
If you are missing many teeth, implant-supported dentures can give you a full arch of prosthetic teeth attached to just a few implants. This option is a great solution for those who need the quantity of teeth provided by a denture, but don’t want the hassle associated with it.
What are the risks and complications associated with dental implants Abu Dhabi?
Dental implants have a success rate of up to 98% and the procedure has been around for decades, with continual improvements and discoveries made all along the way. The risks are very low, and closely resemble those of other minor surgical procedures (infection, injury to adjacent teeth, etc.)
How long do dental implants last?
Studies have shown that properly placed and well cared-for dental implants can last as long as 25 years. Advanced technology and experience enable us to give you the very best shot at keeping yours for life!
When will I have my permanent teeth?
Permanent restorations are placed as early as 1 and as late as 12 months following implant surgery, depending on your case.
Will I have temporary teeth during the healing phase?
If the implant site is near the front of your mouth, there are a variety of temporary options such as bridges and transitional implants to get you through the healing phase. In some cases, the permanent tooth can even be placed (“loaded”) onto the implant at the same time as surgery.
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