If you are missing one or more teeth due to injury or decay, then you could potentially be a candidate for dental implants.
A dental implant is a small biocompatible titanium post that serves as a replacement for the root portion of a missing tooth. A dental implants feels and functions similar to a natural tooth.
Titanium’s unique property to be able to structurally and functionally fuse with the human bone (termed Osseo integration) is the biological basis for the success of a dental implant. After the bone has grown around your tooth implant, the implant can then be combined with a porcelain crown or bridge.
Why dental implant?
Because implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges mounted to implants won’t slip or shift in your mouth — an especially important benefit when eating and speaking. This secure fit helps the dentures and bridges — as well as individual crowns placed over implants — feel more natural than conventional bridges or dentures.
For some people, ordinary bridges and dentures are simply not comfortable or even possible, due to sore spots, poor ridges or gagging. In addition, ordinary bridges must be attached to teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth. An advantage of implants is that no adjacent teeth need to be prepared or ground down to hold your new replacement tooth/teeth in place.
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health, adequate bone and healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease.
What is a Dental Implant Procedure Like?
This procedure is a team effort between you, and your surgeon dentist. We will consult the x-ray and you to determine where and how your implant should be placed. Depending on your specific condition and the type of implant chosen, based on the x-ray
- • Replacing a Single Tooth: If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it.
- • Replacing Several Teeth: If you are missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace them.
- • Replacing All of Your Teeth: If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them.
- • Sinus Augmentation: A key to implant success is the quantity and quality of the bone where the implant is to be placed. The upper back jaw has traditionally been one of the most difficult areas to successfully place dental implants due to insufficient bone quantity and quality and the close proximity to the sinus. Sinus augmentation can help correct this problem by raising the sinus floor and developing bone for the placement of dental implants.
- • Ridge Modification: Deformities in the upper or lower jaw can leave you with inadequate bone in which to place dental implants. To correct the problem, the gum is lifted away from the ridge to expose the bony defect. The defect is then filled with bone or bone substitute to build up the ridge. Ridge modification has been shown to greatly improve appearance and increase your chances for successful implants that can last for years to come.
Following dental implant restoration, regular check-ups with your Implantologist in Dubai are needed every 6 to 12 months. During these dental appointments, the implants are inspected and X-rays are taken to ensure that the supporting bone and gums remain healthy.
Proper oral hygiene with cleaning aids (brushes and floss) will need to be performed at home on a daily basis. Also, it is important to note that metal scrapers should not be used as the contact can result in scratching of the implant surface.
Our dental implants come with a LIFETIME Warranty. The warranty applies to implant replacement in case of loss.*