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What is a Dental Implant ?
A dental implant is a screw-like metal post made of titanium, which is surgically inserted in the jawbone to replace the missing tooth. After a healing period of a few months, during which the titanium fuses with the jawbone, the crown is finally screw retained / cemented over the implant.
An implant includes the implant screw, the abutment, and the crown. The implant is the screw that is placed inside the jawbone. The abutment is the connector that supports the crown.
Benefits of Dental Implants
How Dental Implants Work?
A minor surgical procedure enables your dentist to insert the dental implant, made of titanium, into the jawbone, where a tooth is missing. This crucial step, overseen by our expert Implantologist Dr. Fadi Kanan, ensures the implant properly integrates with the jawbone. A healing period of a few months is necessary before attaching the final crown, during which the implant fuses with the surrounding bone.
Dental implant surgery is usually an outpatient surgery that requires healing time. Placing a dental implant involves the following:
Under Dr. Fadi Kanan’s guidance, with over 25 years of experience in implantology, each stage of the procedure is meticulously executed to ensure the best possible outcome for the patient. The entire process can take a few months to complete, during which time the bone heals and prepares for the final crown restoration.
All-on-4 / -ON-6 Dental Implants
All-on-4/-on-6 dental implants are a full set of implants intended to replace either the entire upper or lower set of teeth or both. They are a more permanent alternative to dentures, and they look natural. With our All-on-4/-on-6 dental implants you can replace your entire set of missing teeth in just one day with only one surgery.
It is an option suitable for people of all ages who either have damaged teeth or have lost their full set of teeth.
Bone Grafting and Augmentation
Bone Grafting is a procedure involves placing, adding and fusing bone grafts to the jaw bone so that it will grow and fuse with the existing jaw bone within few months.
After tooth extraction might result in bone absorption causing loss of bone height. There should be an enough bone to support the dental implants in order for them to last long. If the bone isn’t long enough or hard enough then the patient needs to do bone graft procedure.
Our GDNC team makes this treatment possible in Dubai from the comfort of your home, saving you the time and discomfort of traveling abroad. Our maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Axel Berens, is highly experienced in this kind of surgery. He is known among the dental community as a leading surgeon in this field.
How Are They Different From Single Implants?
While each dental implant needs one small titanium screw that a surgeon inserts into the jawbone, which then has a single crown screwed to it, an All-on-4 implant treatment means that 4 titanium posts are surgically inserted in the jawbone. A temporary denture or bridge is then attached, providing a natural seamless look. After a healing period of approximately 3 months, a permanent fixed implant bridge will replace the temporary bridge.
All-on-4 dental implants are a permanent dental solution. With proper care, they can last for many years.
Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants
3D CT scan provides accurate placement of tooth implant.
Same-Day implants using the latest lab and material technology to replace the missing teeth in a jaw immediately.
Teeth or Dental implants are considered to be the best options to replace missing or damaged teeth. The procedure is not painful because it is performed under local or general anesthesia, which completely numbs the mouth. After dental implantation, once the numbness wears off, mild pain may be noticed by the patient.
In the case of same-day dental implants, the implant placement is planned in advance, and a set of new teeth is designed to cover them. Surgically, we place the dental implant, and then immediately we attach the artificial teeth. Depending on the type of tooth implant you’re getting, same-day implants may be an option.
When you have dental implant surgery, a titanium post replaces your tooth’s root. A small hole is drilled into your jawbone so that the implant can be inserted deep into it.
After a while, the jawbone integrates with the implant and it grows over it. After this integration the crown can be attached to the implant with the help of a connector called “abutment”. The implant is permanent as it is fixed in the jawbone, and the artificial tooth is looks almost like a natural tooth.
Treatment time for dental implants varies from case to case, but it is generally between 2 – 6 months. The implant needs to fuse with the bone after it is inserted, and you may have to wait a short while for this to happen. For patients who require jaw surgery and bone grafting, the procedure may take longer.
To achieve the best results from your dental implants, you need to maintain good oral hygiene. The required dental care is similar to how you would care for your natural teeth – regular brushing, flossing and dental check ups.
An interdental brush may be recommended by your dentist to clean around the implant. In addition, it is advisable to avoid eating foods that are very hard with your artificial tooth, as this may damage its crown.
Just like your natural teeth, dental implants can last a lifetime if cared for properly. However, on average, they are known to last anywhere between 10 and 20 years. A failure may be the result of an underlying condition, such as gum disease caused by poor oral hygiene. Sometimes, the location of the implant also determines its lifespan.
People who avoid or delay getting dental implants either because of the fear of the surgery or financial consideration, can suffer further dental problems and complications in the future. Having no tooth will cause the jaw to shrink, which will make implanting later more difficult.