Frequently asked questions
Dental implants are dental restorations for replacing missing a tooth or teeth. An implant restores the entire function and form of the missing tooth to improve your dental and oral health and enhance your confidence and smile.
A dental implant has a titanium screw that the dental surgeon places directly in the jawbone. The screw gradually fuses to the jawbone and can support removable dentures, bridges, and crowns.
If all the teeth or several are missing, you can get the all-on-6 or all-on-4 dental implants that replace an entire arch using only four or six dental implants.
Dental implant treatment can replace a missing tooth or several missing teeth. If the teeth are missing, the jawbone gradually resorbs, and the traditional treatment options for missing teeth, such as fixed bridges and removable dentures, do not prevent bone loss.
Dentures are also uncomfortable and unstable, leading to soreness, while fitting dental bridges require filing down the healthy teeth. However, dental implants are durable and strong. They also feel and look like your natural teeth, and the fitting process does not damage existing teeth.
You can undergo a dental implant procedure if one, all, or several of your teeth are:
- Broken or cracked
The dentist will check if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants during your initial consultation.
Dental implants are safe and a standard dental surgical procedure. Before fitting the dental implant, you will have a detailed oral and general health exam to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
Yes, it will. Most people notice your smile when they meet you, and if your teeth are broken or missing, it will significantly affect your appearance. Missing or broken teeth can also affect your confidence, but you can restore your smile and confidence with dental implants.
- All-on-4/all-on- dental implants
This dental implant procedure involves fitting four or six dental implants to support prostheses to replace missing teeth. This procedure is a popular reconstructive process for enhancing the appearance and giving a long-lasting result. After your dental implant procedure will have better oral health and a smile that can last for about ten years with the proper maintenance.
- Bone grafting
Bone grafting increases the jawbone density to make the implant fit perfectly. During bone grafting, the surgeon will insert an artificial root. This procedure is essential for patients with cardiac problems and diabetes. You can have this procedure under local anaesthetic and a sedative to prevent pain or discomfort.
- Bone grafting using Bio guide membrane
The surgeon will apply an absorbable plastic to trigger regeneration and healing of the bone. The absorbable plastic will protect the bone and tissues. The synthetic layer will remain active for several months before the enzymes in the body absorb it. The synthetic material causes no infection or irritation in the soft and hard tissues.
This advanced procedure involves using a membrane and the patient's blood plaster to help better bone healing. This procedure replaces the area with a missing bone while installing the dental implant.
- Sinus elevation – Mini Sinus Elevation
A sinus elevation may be necessary before dental restoration surgery. It helps increase the bone's thickness and volume in the upper teeth arch. It requires local anaesthesia and sedative to prevent the patient from feeling pain or discomfort. The surgeon can fit the implant immediately after the sinus elevation.