Dental Implant

Dental implant surgery is a procedure that replaces tooth roots with metal, screwlike posts and replaces damaged or missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function much like real ones.

Stages of Dental Implant

Dental implants are conducted in several routine stages at dental clinics and centers:

  1. The doctor prepares the specified place for implantation by placing the implants made of pure titanium metal in the jawbone in the place of the missing tooth.
  2. The jawbone and the implant are healed in what is called bone fusion. That takes six months for the upper jaw and three months for the lower jaw.
  3. The doctor prepares the final composition of dental implants. This phase includes a number of sessions, where the composition is prepared from oral prints. The doctor then installs it permanently on the implant.

It takes about half an hour to implant a tooth dental implants are accompanied by a slight pain that can be eased with ordinary painkillers. Since it is more difficult to attach the implants to the upper jawbones, the implant success rate is 90% for the upper jaw and 95% for the lower jaw. 

Are you a Candidate

Yes if you

  • are over 21 years old.
  • are in good health.
  • have healthy gums.
  • enjoy enough bone to hold the implant.
  • don’t suffer from certain chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart diseases.
  • would like to improve your smile appearance.
  • slur your words during talking.
  • suffer from difficult chewing.
Dental Implant Techniques
  • Endosteal Technology It is done by implanting spiral wedges in the jaw bones and then installing crowns on the wedges as shown in the illustration.. It is the most common type.
  • Subperiosteal technology The attending physician installs the base of the teeth between the gums and the jaw bones, and the reason for using this technique is the lack of a sufficient amount of jaw bones to allow dental implants

Before procedure Tips

  • Stop smoking for a month before the operation since smoking can increase the risk of implant failure and inhibits the recovery process.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol for a week before the surgery because it causes bleeding complications during the operation.
  • Stop taking aspirin, vitamin E, and supplements, which may cause bleeding during the procedure.
  • Stop taking stimulates, such as Arabic coffee and alcohol before the procedure, which may weaken the impact of anesthesia.
  • Practice good oral hygiene a couple of days before the operation.

After procedure Tips

  • Take care of dental cleaning and pay regular care to the teeth and their cleanliness.
  • Clean the gums and do not leave any food leftover on them.
  • Undergo a dental check-up at your dentist every six months.
  • Work on reducing or abstain from alcohol and smoking in order to maintain the implants