When a patient has lost teeth, we use dental implants to provide the foundation for replacement teeth. These replacements look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Patients are able to eat any foods they wish and regain their beautiful smiles. Their replacement teeth appear natural and their facial features are preserved. The implants themselves are small titanium posts embedded into the jawbone. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating the foundation necessary for the artificial teeth.
Dental implants preserve the facial structure and prevent the bone deterioration that may occur during long-term tooth loss.
Dental implants are changing the way people live. People who receive implants discover a newfound comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh, and enjoy life to the fullest.
When you choose implant dentistry, you are in good hands. You will begin your treatment with a dental examination, X-rays, and a detailed health history. During your consultation, your doctor will address your individual needs and considerations. Our team will work closely with you, answering your questions and listening to your concerns, to ensure your procedure is a complete success. Fees are also discussed at this time.
Dental implants are titanium anchors that replace the roots of the missing teeth. In a surgical procedure, they are placed into the jawbone. Small posts are attached to the implant to help anchor the replacement teeth firmly on the gums.
Most patients require two surgical procedures to place dental implants. The first procedure sets the implants in the jawbone. There is a period of healing afterward that varies from patient to patient. Healing time is minimized if the implant procedure is begun shortly after losing the teeth.
If this is not the case, the second phase begins when the doctor uncovers the implants and attaches a small healing collar. After two weeks of further healing, a dental impression is taken to make the piece which attaches the bridge to the implants. Once this piece is created, the replacements are attached to the posts and implants.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Can any dentist in Dubai or Abu Dhabi provide my dental implant?
Dental implants are innovative dental devices that need to be carefully done to minimize complications or risks of an implant failure. For efficient results, it is important that you choose an expert dentist in Dubai or Abu Dhabi with the proper knowledge, training, and competence in implant dentistry.
How long does it take to replace teeth with dental implants?
Each patient’s dental condition is different from the others. After getting a diagnosis, your dentist should provide you with a treatment plan from their dental clinic in Abu Dhabi or Dubai. This includes the estimated duration of the procedure. It’s good to remember that the total treatment time will depend on your dental needs, the condition of your jaw’s supporting bone, and the techniques that will be used. It can last as short as a few months, or more than a year for more complex dental conditions.
Are dental implants safe?
Dental implants are proven to be safe and effective. As in any dental procedure, however, there are risks for complications. It’s best to choose a knowledgeable, well-trained dentist who will know how to handle any arising problems.
Does it hurt to get dental implants?
It is common for dental clinics to use sedation techniques at the time of your treatment. While you may experience discomfort and swelling, this typically lasts only a short time.
How do I care for my dental implants?
Well-placed dental implants can last even for decades. It’s important to care for your restored teeth just like how you take care of your natural teeth— brush, floss, and regularly visit your dentist for cleanings and checkups.