Dental Implants – why & when?
Losing a tooth can be devastating and impact us not only because it affects the way we look (if that is a front tooth case) but also because it can have other consequences such as:
Bone loss at the area of the missing tooth
Shifting and inclination of the teeth which cause bite alteration
Jaw joint problems
Difficulty in chewing properly could impact your overall health
Additional stress on the remaining teeth
Back in the 80s, it was discovered that the human body does not reject titanium metal and that the titanium implant will integrate with our bone after its insertion.
This process is called osseointegration and is the key part of the whole process.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are biocompatible titanium replacements of the tooth's roots. The implant is a long documented treatment, which allows replacement of missing tooth by mimicking nature as closely as possible.
Dental implants protocols have often such schemes & protocols:
Titanium, bone-integrated implant
Implant abutment & porcelain crown installation
Intelligent planning is the most important part of the process followed by execution by a skilled dentist. A careful treatment plan is a difference between success and failure.
Choose a specialist with extensive experience!
Implant placement & Healing
One implant placement could take from 30min to 1 hour depending on the complexity of your case. The bone around the dental implant will grow and integrate with the implant in a matter of some weeks.
In some cases, bone must be surgically added. ConfiDent Palm Dentist uses swiss Straumann Implants – a leader in the dental market.
If the dental implant is in a directly visible area, a temporary restoration may be placed for esthetic purposes while the area heals. Otherwise, your crown will be installed in 2 months once the implant has been fully integrated.
Abutment & crown placement
When healing is complete, the abutment is placed to connect the dental implant to the porcelain crown. Once our ceramist fabricates the new porcelain crown to exact specifications, we fit the crown onto the abutment.
Nice construction with great esthetic results.
Will it hurt?
The surgery of implant placement is done under local anaesthetic, hence the patients do not experience any pain. Homecare instructions & recommendations will be shared.
Advantages & benefits of proceeding with a dental implant?
Maintain the integrity of your bone structure after tooth loss
Preserve the health of adjacent teeth, since there is no need for bridgework and drill other healthy teeth
Replace loose-fitting or bulky dentures & improves your speaking ability
Distribute bite forces evenly throughout the mouth
Function and feel like natural teeth
Improve facial appearance by preventing bone loss
For more information about tooth replacement using dental implants and to meet our Specialists with extensive experience - request an appointment or speak to a Patient Coordinator - contact us at +971 42 4040 21 or tap the WhatsApp button below.
Secondary source educational information gathered by the author.
About ConfiDent ® Palm Dental Clinic.
State-of-the-art restorative and cosmetic dental practice awarded Leading Implant Center in GCC and the Middle East.
Our premium class practice uses sophisticated and precision-engineered German-made technology that helps us to perform all treatments at the highest level.
ConfiDent® Dental Surgery Clinic is located right in the center of the Palm Jumeirah, inside the Golden Mile Galleria Mall, building 8 on the mezzanine floor.