Dental Implants In Dubai
One of the very frequent concerns from our patients is the replacement of missing teeth.
The most common cause of teeth loss is periodontitis, this is the loss of bone and support tissue around the teeth, promoting their mobility and subsequent loss. Among other causes may be tooth decay, trauma, and developmental defects. There are several alternatives for replacing teeth that patients might have lost for any of those reasons.
The use of dental implants to replace the lost teeth is an excellent alternative and the most natural way. Other alternatives such as fixed bridges and dentures have been used to replace missing teeth, however, dental implants have become the most popular solution due to their high success rate, the predictability of the implanting procedure, and the very good aesthetic results.
The treatment plan in dental implants is one of the most important steps before performing the procedure. It will be necessary to evaluate the medical condition of the patient and the quantity and quality of the bone jaw to design and customize a treatment plan. The plan addresses the specific needs of the patient and is prepared by professionals who are specially trained and experienced in oral surgery and restorative dentistry.
A dental implant is a small cylindric or conic screw made of titanium that is surgically submerged into the bone of the upper or lower jaw, replacing the root of the tooth that has been lost. Once the implant is placed, the healing process, which consists in the healing of the bone around the titanium implant, may take about 4 to 12 weeks to heal for the lower jaw and generally longer fort the upper jaw. This can vary depending on the bone quality and health conditions of each individual patient.
Once the healing is completed, a crown, bridge, or denture that has been previously designed will be placed over the implant, giving the patient function and aesthetic. In some specific cases it is possible to place a temporary crown over the implant on the same day of the surgery.
There are many advantages to dental implants: they don’t require cutting or reducing other teeth – as it is necessary in a tooth supported bridge. This also helps to do the cleaning easier and provides an overall better oral hygiene.
Most dental implants are successful and durable, and with good care many implants could last a whole lifetime. Dental implants require the same care as natural teeth, so it is relevant to practice good oral hygiene, brush twice a day, floss once daily and rinse with mouth wash. It is important to avoid biting hard items such as ice and hard candy, because they can break both the crown and the natural teeth.
If the patient is grinding or clenching the teeth or crowns it will be necessary to enhance the treatment with a nightguard to protect both the teeth and the dental implants.
Dental examinations are very important to successful implants, cleaning and examination every six months are recommended to ensure that dental implants are in good condition.
Dental implants are not recommended for heavy smokers, for patients that had radiotherapy on the jaw area, for patients with diabetes without treatment, with untreated gum diseases or metabolic disorders of the bone. However, each case is different, and it is very important to inform the doctor about any medical problems you have, and in that way, it will be possible to choose the best treatment for each case.