Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed into your jawbones as a replacement root for the missing tooth. Tooth loss in patients due to trauma, periodontal disease or caries is treated by placement of dental implants made out of titanium or ceramics into the jawbone. To help patients regain oral function and aesthetics after tooth loss and improve their quality of life; implant-supported crowns, bridges or removable dentures are placed in the jawbone.
WHEN ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS NECESSARY?
Single or multiple tooth loss can be reconstructed with dental implants, which can also provide support for your face as your natural teeth. All teeth missing-dental implants are also available for patient treatment.
WILL I NEED ANY ADDITIONAL SURGICAL PROCEDURE DURING OR BEFORE THE DENTAL IMPLANT SURGERY?
If there isn't enough healthy bone structure, natural or synthetic bone grafting can be performed prior to insertion of dental implants.
WHAT ARE THE KEY FACTORS AFFECTIONG THE SUCCESS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Dental implant procedures that are performed under sterile conditions using modern surgical techniques reach a success rate of 98%. Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper dental care.
WHY SHOULD I GET A DENTAL IMPLANT?
The biggest advantage of dental implants surgery is the fact that they will not harm existing teeth or tissues since healthy adjacent teeth do act as supports for dental implants. Also, dental implants prevent bone and gums from shrinking remaining in the extraction site by helping you maintain your jaw bone tissue.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE DENTAL IMPLANT SURGERY
Dental implant treatment usually begins with the insertion of a titanium screw in the zone covered with adequate bone tissue under local anaesthesia. The duration of dental implant insertion can vary between 30 minutes to a couple of hours based on the number of implants to be inserted and jawbone health.
WHEN CAN PROTHESES BE PLACED AFTER IMPLANT SURGERY?
Following the insertion of dental implant screw, osseointegration of dental implants, in other words, an interface between implants and bone tissue is expected to be formed. This process can vary between 1 and 4 months, depending on the implants system used on patient, bone structure as well as on the method of treatment. Most patients will need a few sessions for prosthetic procedures following the osseointegration process can be successfully carried out.
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF IMPLANT-SUPPORTED DENTURES?
Implant-supported fixed denture, implant-supported removable dentures or, implant-supported hybrid dentures can be placed depending on several factors including the number and position of dental implants, surrounding soft tissues and facial/lip support.
WILL I FEEL PAIN DURING THE SURGERY?
AU Dental Hospital is a modern facility equipped with state of the art technology to prevent patients from feeling pain during surgery. One of the following medical treatments you request will be carried depending on your general health condition.
- Local anaesthesia
- Combined Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Local Anesthesia
- Local anaesthesia with IV sedation
- General anaesthesia
HOW TO APPLY?
AU Dental Hospital is a modern facility equipped with state of the art technology. Call us for immediate assistance 24/7, or visit us whenever you need within business hours.
AU Dental Hospital’s friendly staff will welcome you to the reception area and guide you through the process.
As the first step of the process, our qualified dental team and surgeons will offer you a detailed dental examination which will be followed by a referral to a dentist that specializes in your specific needs.
WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR RECOVERY AFTER SURGERY:
- Read carefully the patient post-op information form drawn up by our dental surgeons for you.
- The gauze pad placed over the surgical area should be kept in place approximately for 1 hour. After this time the gauze pad should be removed. It should not be replaced unless instructed to do so.
- Avoid forceful spitting the day of your surgery.
- Do not eat or drink anything for the first 2 hours after surgery (except your prescribed medication). For the first 24 hours and the following days, drink liquids and eat soft foods only.
- Do not touch the surgical wound or dressings.
- Keep the surgical area clean as recommended by your dentists since accumulation of food or debris may result in infection and poor wound healing.
- Take all medicines as directed.
- If you experience any unusual side effects in the surgical area, contact your dentist immediately.