Implants accommodate the replacement of a tooth when it has extreme decay or in case of tooth loss.
What are Dental Implants? How is a dental implant procedure done? What types of dental implants are there and how can you know which type suits your case perfectly? Dental implants are manufactured structures that a dental surgeon embeds into a patient’s jawbone. A dental implant replaces a lost tooth. Using devices similar to screws, the surgeon embeds an implant into a patient’s jawbone, and it acts as a grip for the false tooth (crown). An abutment joins the false tooth with the dental implant. The crown is designed to fit the patient’s mouth and go with the color of the teeth. Crowns appear, feel, and function like natural teeth. Implants are recommended more compared to dentures, which are detachable artificial teeth. Implants feel more natural and comfortable, have a better success rate, enhance chewing, decrease the possibility of having cavities and sensitivity in nearby teeth, and finally, there is no need to take them off and clean them every night. However, not everyone can get dental implants. A patient’s jaw structure and bones in general have to be healthy in order for the dental implants to be successful as the dental implant devices should be able to bond with the jawbone.
There are two main kinds of dental implants, Endosteal and Subperiosteal. Endosteal (within the structure of the bone): Endosteal implants are more common than Subperiosteal implants. They look like screws, and they are made of substances that are safe for the human body, like titanium. The periodontist surgically embeds the Endosteal implants into the jawbone and they act as tooth roots. Subperiosteal (on the bone): The periodontist utilizes this kind of implant when there is no sufficient sound jawbone accessible to support an endosteal implant. Unlike the Endosteal implants, the periodontist embeds the Subperiosteal implants beneath the gum (over or on the bone).
Dental implant procedures consist of several steps that the periodontist carries out over three to nine months. The patient might need the consultation of a few dentists with different specialties. Such as a periodontist and oral surgeon, before completion of treatment. The primary thing to do is to evaluate the patient’s teeth, gums, and jawbone. The main reason behind this initial assessment is to decide whether the patient has sufficient healthy jawbone to sustain the implant. Bone grafting can be carried out before the dental implant procedure, in case the patient’s jawbone is too soft. Moreover, the patient’s gums should be healthy and do not contain any periodontal disease. Dental implants replace a tooth or more. Therefore, the type of procedure depends on the number of teeth the patient wishes to replace. Patients do not necessarily have to go to the hospital to get dental implants. The dental surgeon can carry out the procedure at the clinic. However, the dental surgeon can apply local or general anesthesia, depending on the case. Placing the implant: if the patient undergoes an endosteal implant, the dental surgeon penetrates the patient’s gum and reveals the jawbone underneath. The dental surgeon will then make holes within the bone, where the implant should be placed. The patient can have a temporary denture to hide the hole during the healing process until the permanent tooth can be connected to the implant. However, if the patient undergoes a subperiosteal implant, the dental surgeon does not drill the jawbone but places the implant post on or above the bone. Regardless of the implant procedure type, the patient will experience swelling and discomfort once the procedure is done. The discomfort could remain for a few days. However, the majority of patients can carry on their day-to-day activities the day after the placement of the implant. The patient should take some time for the healing process, after the implant placement. The process usually needs 6 months at most. Then, the dental surgeon can add a metallic piece either during placing the dental implant or during a separate visit to join the false tooth to the dental implant. In case the dental surgeon adds this metal piece during a separate visit, the gums will need a few weeks to heal. Finally, after the healing period has passed, the periodontist takes the patient’s teeth impression to create a permanent false tooth. The patient’s teeth will seem natural. They should be taken care of by maintaining excellent oral hygiene and visiting the dentist consistently.
Individuals with missing teeth are too embarrassed to smile or speak with confidence. They are prone to evolving bad habits when it is hard to chew food which, in most cases, leads to other health problems. Dental implants offer people a complete restoration process for missing teeth.
They do not merely act as dentures, they are a replacement of a tooth (or teeth) that act as artificial roots to guarantee the natural functionality of teeth. By replacing the roots of missing teeth, these types of dental implants give patients the stability and strength to consume the food they like, without going through any hassle while chewing.
Moreover, these types assist in bone loss prevention and supporting facial features.
What are the Different Types of Dental Implants?
Every type of dental implant has different sizes, overlay, and connector alternatives that the patient’s Prosthodontists choose from.
Although there are different techniques for positioning implants, the different types usually fall into one of the following two categories.
Dental implants’ prices depend on the implant’s type and difficulty related to gum health. In addition to examinations and the number of treatment sessions.
Book your appointment with a dental implant specialist at Levantine Dental Clinic to find out which type of dental implant suits you perfectly.
This type of cosmetic procedure in Dubai offers numerous advantages, including the following:
Dental implants have long been acknowledged as the most effective means of tooth replacement by dental experts, and if this is what you are interested in, then allow us to welcome you to Levantine Dental Clinic. With years of specialized training, outstanding experience and access to the most advanced facilities, our clinic is largely considered as the go-to place in Dubai for dental implants.
Having helped hundreds and thousands of our clients get their youthful and confident smile back, our team of dental implants experts boasts of the highest success rate. As trained experts, they utilize state-of-the-art equipment and accurate procedures to deliver top of the line services to every single one of our clients.
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A dental implant is a prosthesis used to replace missing teeth. Essentially, it is a small titanium post/fixture that is inserted into the jawbone, on top of which a single crown (cap), a fixed bridge,
a partial denture, or full denture can be attached. Once the implant integrates to your bone, a structure called an abutment is connected to the implant and then the artificial tooth/teeth are attached.
Typically, they last longer than conventional dental work, as long as you take care of them properly with daily cleaning, just like your natural teeth, (floss, brush, etc.). When properly maintained
and good oral health exist, it is possible for implants to last a lifetime.
Dental implants look and perform just like natural teeth. They prevent bone loss in the jaw and seat in the gums for a natural appearance. Patients can eat, drink, talk, smile, and laugh with confidence, knowing their teeth will not budge. Patients with implants can brush and floss normally. Implants have an amazing 95% long-term success rate. Far higher than other restoration options.
It varies from individual to individual and with health and habits. For a healthy individual with good oral hygiene and good health, dental implants are predictably successful with reported success rates above 90-95 percent.
In many cases, implants can be placed, and a temporary tooth can be made at the same time as the tooth is removed. In other cases, the implants are placed and have to heal for several months
before placing the final tooth. The dental implant procedure usually takes 3 months for the lower jaw and 6 moths for the upper jaw for the implant to fully integrate with your bone. However, everyone heals differently, so the doctor will monitor your progress closely.
No. We use local anesthetic to ensure your comfort throughout the implant procedure and offer sedation dentistry to patients with dental anxiety or other concerns. You may experience
discomfort following the procedure, but this can typically be treated with the application of ice and the use of over-thecounter pain relievers like ibuprofen.