Updated: May 17, 2021
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implant surgery is a procedure that replaces tooth roots with Nickel Titanium posts to replace damaged or missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function much like real ones.
Examinations before Dental Implants Surgery
Routine oral and dental exam. It is important to assess the oral hygiene, soft and dental tissues, Calculus accumulation, presence of dental infection and more.
Radiographic Examination. You must have dental X-rays, Cone Beam CT images, and models made of your teeth and jaw.
Review of your medical history. Tell your doctor about any medical conditions and any medications you take. If you have certain heart conditions or orthopedic implants, or diabetic conditions or bone problems, or thyroid diseases, your doctor may prescribe certain investigations before implant surgery will be performed.
Treatment plan. Tailored to your situation, this plan takes into account factors such as how many teeth you need replaced and the condition of your jawbone and remaining teeth.
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What is the downside of dental implants?
Like any surgery, dental implant surgery poses some health risks. Risks include:
Infection at the implant site
Injury or damage to surrounding structures, such as other teeth or blood vessels
Nerve damage, which can cause pain, numbness or tingling in your natural teeth, gums, lips or chin
Sinus problems, when dental implants placed in the upper jaw protrude into one of your sinus cavities
To avoid or minimize risks after dental implant surgery, careful choice for clever oral and maxillofacial surgeon is a must before taking dental implant decision,
How much do dental implants cost?
In United states it costs, $3,000-$4,500
In United kingdom, 2,400 EUR
In Saudia Arabia, 2,900 S.R.-3,200 S.R.
In United Arab Emirates $2,500
In Egypt, 8,000 EGP-10,000 EGP
This Cost includes the surgery of implant placement and final crown. Dental insurance does not pay for dental implant.
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What is the procedure of dental implant surgery?
Dental implant placcement
During surgery to place the dental implant, oral surgeon makes a cut to expose the bone. Holes are drilled into the bone where the dental implant will be placed. Since the post will serve as the tooth root, it's implanted deep into the bone.
During this process, the jawbone grows into and unites with the surface of the dental implant. This process, which can take 3-6 months, helps provide a solid base for your new artificial tooth as roots do for your natural teeth.
To place the abutment:
Local anesthesia is applied
Your oral surgeon reopens your gum to expose the dental implant
The abutment is attached to the dental implant
The gum tissue is then closed around, but not over, the abutment
After the abutment is placed, your gums must heal for about two weeks before the artificial tooth can be attached. This is very important step that allow the soft tissue,gum, to adapt around the abutment. Construction of crown is then made over the abutment and its type may be porcelain or zirconia.
Are dental implants safe?
When performed by qualified oral surgeon, dental implants procedure is considered to be a very safe procedure that lasts for lifetime. Percentage of dental implant success exceeds more than 90% when diagnosis and treatment plan is properly done.