Dental implants Dubai are fast becoming the treatment of choice for replacing missing teeth. Not only are they fixed in the mouth, unlike bridges they sit on their own – they do not need the support of adjacent teeth and they have a great long-term prognosis.
Contrary to popular belief placing dental implants can be very simple and patients are more often than not surprised at the ease with which the whole process takes place. A lot of cases are undertaken under local anesthetic in the dental chair because of the ease and simplicity of the treatment.
What are Dental Implants?
If you consider a natural tooth – it is made up of the crown of the tooth, which is visible in the mouth, and the root of the tooth that supports the crown and is in the bone.
A dental implant mimic the root of the tooth, it is made of titanium and it is placed to sit in the bone and support the crown which is mimicking the natural tooth crown.
Dental Implant treatment is made up of 2 stages. Placing the dental implant into the bone and making the implant supported crown.
Dental implants can be used to replace single missing teeth, multiple missing teeth, and even the whole arch.
Dental implants Dubai treatment can be very easy and atraumatic if simply planned well. Planning is key to achieving the end result you want and planning takes time and thought. We take a time to assess things like how much bone is available to place the implants, is there enough space for the final tooth, will the dental implants be able to withstand the forces created when you bite and chew and what anatomical structures are in the area that has to be taken into consideration?
Through planning and preparation are crucial not only for stress-free treatment but also for a long-term restoration. Implants have shown great long-term results.
The amount of bone in terms of both depth and width is a crucial factor in the planning for dental implants. In cases where there is insufficient bone, artificial bone substitutes or bone from other areas of the body can be used to substitute for the missing bone. However, where bone can be preserved, it is important to do so.
When a tooth is in place the bone supporting it is in a dynamic state of production and resorption. When a tooth is removed, the bone is no being stimulated and the process of bone resorption takes over. As bone is lost the anatomy changes and structures such as nerves and sinuses become closer to the surface.
In order to preserve bone dental implants can be placed at the time of tooth removal. In some instances, this is not always suitable and the optimal time then to place an implant would be 6-8 weeks after tooth removal.
Bone is not just important for placing the implants, the bone also supports the soft tissue – it sets the tone for the overlying gums and mucosa and therefore impacts the overall appearance of the final restoration.