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5 Ways to Achieve Dental Implant Success

5 Steps You Can Take to Improve Your Chances for a Successful Dental Implant:

As you prepare for your dental implants, you may wonder what you can do to make sure you get the best results. Dental implants have a high success rate, but there are still simple things you can do to make sure you enjoy your implants for a lifetime.

1) Don’t smoke.

Some dental surgeons refuse to give implants to patients who smoke. More often, they encourage them quit before the procedure and abstain during recovery. Smoking interferes with the healing process by reducing the flow of blood in the mouth. Impeded healing can jeopardize bone grafts and the implant itself. Heat in the mouth can lead to oral-burn syndrome that damages bone and soft tissue.

According to a University of Minnesota study, the dental implants of smokers are twice as likely to fail as those of non-smokers. In addition, smokers experienced major or minor complications 15% more often. Smokers also experience higher post-operative infection rates than non-smokers. Gaps and cavities may develop between the implants and the gums that fill with bacteria and become swollen and inflamed.

 

2) Follow your recovery directions to help healing.

Post-procedural instructions are easy to follow and help create the best conditions for healing during your recovery. Right after your surgery, limit your diet to soft foods. Our surgeons at Cumberland Surgical Arts recommend that patients avoid chewing foods near the surgical site until after your first follow-up appointment.

During recovery, you may experience some swelling or minor bleeding, which can be managed easily. Avoid spitting and rinsing. Instead, use compresses of gauze or herbal tea bags to control bleeding.

If your surgeon prescribes pain medications or antibiotics, follow the directions on the bottle carefully and refrain from driving or operating heavy machinery. While you can engage in normal, daily activities, you should avoid rigorous activities, such as exercise.

For more advice on having a successful and painless recovery, visit our After Dental Implant Surgery.

 

3) Keep your follow-up appointments.

The first year after your placement is a crucial time. Studies show that, while there is an , the rate falls to 1% after that.

To ensure the best chance for success, your surgeon will schedule follow-up appointments during the first, third, and sixth months after your procedure, then yearly after that.

During these follow-up visits, dental x-rays can be used to examine the fusion between the implant and the jawbone. Thorough examinations can catch any infection or disease that may have developed before it goes too far.

4) Visit your dentist twice a year for cleanings and exams.

Appointments with both your dental surgeon and your dentist will ensure that you achieve the best results possible. On top of the follow-up appointments you have with your surgeon, you still need to meet with your dentist for routine x-rays and cleanings.

These routine dental appointments help guarantee that your surrounding teeth and soft tissues remain healthy. If periodontal disease develops, your dentist can propose treatment to control it and prevent it from compromising your implants.

 

5) Maintain your oral hygiene by brushing and flossing twice a day.

Even though dental implants are made of materials like porcelain and titanium, they still need to be cared for like your natural teeth. While cavities cannot develop on implants, surrounding teeth can be affected if your prosthetic crown and surrounding gums aren’t being cleaned regularly.

You should brush your teeth for 2 minutes twice a day. Flossing regularly will help remove any debris that might create plaque build-up or contribute to an infection. Using an antibacterial mouthwash also kills germs and fights plaque.

The path to a successful dental implant is straightforward. Patients who dedicate themselves to maintaining their oral health have the best chance of success. While some steps can be taken directly after the surgery, continued communication with your surgeon and dentist combined with regular oral hygiene ensure success for the long term.

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Hollywood Smile Design

Dental Services That Will Have Your Smile Red-Carpet Ready

Smile Design

 

Viewers of the Academy Awards everywhere will tune in to see if their favorite actors, actresses, directors, and other cinematic professionals will win their Oscars. But when it comes to watching the Academy Awards, finding out who gets the big wins is only part of the fun. Watching who comes with who and seeing who wears what is a large part of what makes the Oscars worth throwing a party or friendly gathering for.

Year after year, viewers and reviewers spend weeks after the awards recalling which dresses were worn, commenting on the hairstyles that are sure to start trends, and wondering how the stars managed to get those Hollywood smiles. While most of us will never be able to afford that one-of-a-kind Versace gown, the good news is that a beautiful, white Hollywood smile is just a call away.

Smile Design

Smile Design offers you the opportunity to achieve a smile that is as bright and beautiful as the stars’ on Oscar night. Smile Design offers a suite of services to choose from that, when added to a strategically crafted dental plan, result in a confidence-boosting aesthetic.

Smile Design services include:

Dental implants:

Implants offer a permanent, long-term solution for missing teeth. Not only do they look and feel like natural teeth, they also maintain your facial structure and integrity. A dental implant consists of a small, screw-shaped, titanium post that replaces the root of a missing tooth and is covered by a porcelain tooth-like crown that will give you back your natural smile. Depending on the number of missing teeth, there are options for single-tooth and multitooth replacement.

Crowns:

Over time teeth can become weak or severely worn down, leading to decay, cracking, and breaking. Porcelain crowns are the perfect restoration for cracked, chipped, or broken teeth. These natural-looking covers make imperfections in teeth entirely unnoticeable. When crafted carefully and with your individual needs in mind, a permanent crown can restore your confidence, comfort, and overall quality of life.

Teeth whitening:

As you age, your teeth are exposed to foods and drinks that stain them. Though your teeth may be perfectly healthy, they can appear damaged and make you look older. Fortunately, if you have deep stains or want to achieve a brighter smile quickly, there are teeth-whitening options that can help you acquire a beautiful, youthful-looking, bright smile. Both at-home and in-office treatment options are available and use the most effective teeth-whitening systems available today. All treatment options are simple and noninvasive.

Porcelain veneers:

Sometimes teeth are damaged or discolored in a way that can’t be corrected with crowns or whiting treatments. When this happens, veneers offer a beautiful solution. These ultra-thin, tooth-colored coverings are custom made and are fit to the front surface of your teeth, changing the appearance to the size and shape you desire. Veneers are perfect for fixing discolored and chipped teeth.

Straightening:

Straightening your smile no longer requires years of wearing metal wires on your teeth. There are a variety of “invisible” straightening options, such as Six Month Smiles® and Invisalign®, which allow you to have a straighter, more aesthetically pleasing smile in just a matter of months.

If you find yourself feeling uncomfortable with or embarrassed about your smile, or if you simply wish it was just a bit brighter or whiter, Desert Valley Dentistry can help you with our cosmetic and Smile Design services. Call us at Toll Free : 800 80 80 80 to set up your personal consultation — and look forward to feeling red-carpet ready in no time at all.

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After Dental Implant Surgery

After Dental Implants, Home Care Instructions, Dental Implant Recovery

Day of Surgery

FIRST HOUR: Bite down gently but firmly on the gauze packs that have been placed over the surgical areas, making sure they remain in place. Do not change them for the first hour unless the bleeding is not controlled. The packs may be gently removed aftedental implantr one hour. If active bleeding persists, place enough new gauze to obtain pressure over the surgical site for another 30 minutes. The gauze may then be changed as necessary (typically every 30 to 45 minutes). It is best to moisten the gauze with tap water and loosely fluff for more comfortable positioning.

EXERCISE CARE: Do not disturb the surgical area today. Do NOT rinse vigorously or probe the area with any objects. You may brush your teeth gently. Smoking will retard healing, causing increased discomfort and increased chance of dry sockets. We strongly discourage smoking during the healing phase.

ORAL HYGIENE: It is important to keep the mouth clean. You should brush your teeth the night of surgery, but be gentle around the surgical sites. If there is minimal bleeding, saltwater rinses may begin 24 hours after surgery (mix 1 tablespoon of salt with 8 ounces of water.) Swish gently and allow the water to drip into the sink. Rinses should be done 2-3 times a day, especially after eating.

ACTIVITIES: Activities after surgery should be couch or bed rest for the first day. Bending, lifting, or strenuous activity will result in increased bleeding, swelling and pain. You should be careful going from the lying down position to standing. You could get light headed when you stand up suddenly. If you exercise regularly, be aware that your normal fluid and caloric intake is reduced. Exercise in the post-operative period may also result in increased bleeding, swelling and discomfort. Exercise should be avoided for 3-4 days following surgery.

OOZING: Bleeding will occur after surgery, and it is not uncommon to ooze blood for 24-48 hours after surgery. Keep in mind that oral bleeding represents a little blood and a lot of saliva. Placing a gauze pack over the area and biting firmly will control bleeding. If oozing is still active, replace gauze as needed every 30-45 minutes.

PERSISTENT BLEEDING: Bleeding should never be severe. If so, it usually means that the packs are being clenched between teeth only and are not exerting pressure on the surgical areas. Try repositioning the packs. If bleeding persists or begins again sit upright or in a recliner, avoid physical activity, use ice packs and bite on gauze for 1 hour or on a moistened tea bag for 30 minutes. The tannic acid in the tea leaves helps to promote blood clotting. If bleeding remains uncontrolled, please call our office.

SWELLING: Swelling is a normal occurrence after surgery and will not reach its maximum until 2-3 days after surgery. It can be minimized by using a cold pack, ice bag or a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a towel and applied firmly to the cheek adjacent to the surgical area. This should be applied twenty minutes on and twenty minutes off during the first 24 hours after surgery. If you have been prescribed medicine for the control of swelling, be sure to take it as directed.

SUGGESTED WAY TO APPLY ICE: Fill two zipper lock bags with crushed ice. Cut a pair of pantyhose at the thigh and slide both ice bags halfway down the leg (to the knee area). Tie the ends of the pantyhose on top of the patients head and adjust ice to sides of face over surgical sites.

PAIN: Unfortunately most oral surgery is accompanied by some degree of discomfort. You will usually have a prescription for pain medication. If you take the first pill before the anesthetic has worn off, you should be able to manage any discomfort better. Some patients find that stronger pain medicine causes nausea, but if you precede each pain pill with a small amount of food, chances for nausea will be reduced. The effects of pain medications vary widely among individuals. If you do not achieve adequate relief at first, you may supplement each pain pill with an analgesic such as aspirin or ibuprofen. Some patients may even require two of the pain pills at one time. Remember that the most severe pain is usually within six hours after the local anesthetic wears off; after that your need for medicine should lessen. If you find you are taking large amounts of pain medicine at frequent intervals, please call our office. If you anticipate needing more prescription medication for the weekend, you must call for a refill during weekday business hours.

DIET: Eat any nourishing food that can be taken with comfort. Avoid extremely hot foods. Do not use a straw for the first few days after surgery. It is sometimes advisable, but not absolutely required, to confine the first days intake to liquids or pureed foods (soups, puddings, yogurt, milk shakes, etc.) Avoid chewing food until tongue sensation has returned. It is best to avoid foods like rice, nuts, sunflower seeds, popcorn, etc., which may get lodged in the surgical areas. Over the next several days you may gradually progress to solid foods. It is important not to skip meals! If you take nourishment regularly you will feel better, gain strength, have less discomfort and heal faster. If you are a diabetic, maintain your normal eating habits or follow instructions given by your doctor.

NAUSEA: Nausea and vomiting can occur as a result of swallowed blood, discomfort, anesthesia or pain medicines. Post-operative nausea is usually self-limiting and sipping on flat cola or ginger ale often helps. Soda crackers also may be used. If nausea persists, stop taking the pain medicine and substitute an over the counter pain medicine for the next dose. If nausea persists call our office.

Instructions for the Second and Third Days

MOUTH RINSES: Keeping your mouth clean after surgery is essential. Use 1/4 teaspoon of salt dissolved in an 8 ounce glass of warm water and gently rinse with portions of the solution, taking five minutes to use the entire glassful. Repeat as often as you like, but at least two or three times daily.

BRUSHING: Begin your normal oral hygiene routine as soon as possible after surgery. Soreness and swelling may not permit vigorous brushing, but it is extremely important to clean your teeth within the bounds of comfort. Maintaining a clean environment adjacent to the healing surgical wounds is required for optimum and speedy healing.

HEALING: Normal healing after placement of dental implants should be as follows: The first two days after surgery are generally the most uncomfortable and there is usually some swelling. On the third day you should be more comfortable and, although still swollen, can usually begin a more substantial diet. The remainder of the post-operative course should be gradual, steady improvement. If you don’t see continued improvement, please call our office.

DISCOLORATION OR BRUISING: The development of black, blue, green or yellow discoloration is due to bruising beneath the tissues. This is a normal post-operative occurrence that might appear 2-3 days after surgery. Beginning 36 hours after the surgery, moist heat applied to the area may speed up resolution of the discoloration.

SHARP EDGES: If you feel something hard or sharp edges in the surgical areas, it is likely you are feeling the bony walls which once supported the extracted teeth. Occasionally small slivers of bone may work themselves out during the following week or so. If they cause concern or discomfort, please call the office.

DRY LIPS: If the corners of your mouth are stretched they may dry out and crack. Keep your lips moist with an ointment such as Vaseline.

SORE THROAT: This is not uncommon after oral surgery. The muscles get swollen and this may make swallowing painful. This should go away on its own in 2-3 days.

STIFF JAW MUSCLES: This may cause a limitation in opening the mouth wide for a few days after surgery. This is a normal post-operative event that usually resolves during the week after surgery. Stretching these muscles may help to speed up resolution of this problem.

Your case is individual no two mouths are alike. Do not accept well-intended advice from friends. Discuss your problem with the person best able to effectively help you your surgeon!

It is our desire that your recovery be as smooth and pleasant as possible. Following these instructions will assist you, but if you have questions about your progress, please call the office at Toll Free : 800 80 80 80

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What To Expect During A Dental Implant Procedure

The dentists at Westermeier Martin Dental Care want their patients to know what to expect during a dental implant procedure. Every procedure is individual and unique to each patient, but there are some steps in a dental implant procedure that are routine.

What is a dental implant?

There is more than one way to replace a tooth, or teeth. Permanent dental implants, mini dental implants and dentures are three ways. For this article, we focus on dental implants.

A dental implant is made of titanium and is surgically placed into your jaw, by a dentist. The implant looks like a screw, and is placed into the jaw bone. The implant mimics the root of your tooth and lessens the effects of bone loss because of missing teeth.  After the implant is placed, a tooth will be formed and placed on top of it.

How long does it take to do a dental implant?

Every patient and procedure is unique, but there are factors that determine the length of time it takes for the dental implant procedure including:

  1. You overall dental health
  2. The number of teeth, and which teeth are, being replaced
  3. Whether teeth will need to be extracted and bone grafting performed before the implant procedure

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Is a dental implant treatment painful?

As with any dental surgery, there can be discomfort. The amount of discomfort is unique to each patient, but the dentists at Westermeier Martin Dental Care are committed to making dental procedures pain-free as possible.

Our office provides various levels of sedation dentistry to our patients. Talk with us prior to your treatment to determine the level of sedation you require as there are levels that require you having a ride to and from your appointment.

Many of our patients report they were more comfortable during the procedure than they anticipated. You may leave the appointment with a prescription for a non-narcotic pain medication to take to address any potential pain.

What happens after a dental implant procedure?

You may have soreness and swelling in the gum and soft tissues surrounding the area in which the dental implant was placed. The discomfort will be treated with a non-narcotic painkiller. Chances are, you won’t have to worry about missing work the next day. Many of our patients also tell us they didn’t even need to take the pain medication.

What happens during the D?

A dental implant will typically be accomplished in two phases and it may take up to seven months for the entire process to be complete – this depends on your rate of healing.  During the procedure the following occur:

  1. Your mouth will be thoroughly numbed with local anesthesia
  2. Once you’re numb, an incision is made in your gum where the implant will go
  3. The implant will be screwed into place
  4. Your gums will be closed over the implant and you may have one or two stitches placed
  5. Over the course of several months, the implant will securely attach itself to the jaw bone

The second phase of the dental implant procedure will take place approximately three months later and includes a visit to our office to complete the process. The second phase involves:

  1. The dentist making a small incision in the gum to expose the implant
  2. A small extension will be placed on the implant; this is where the crown will be placed
  3. Your new crown will be made and your dentist will place it onto the implant

Is there special care I need to take with my dental implant?

Dental implants will be cared for just like you care for your regular teeth. You will brush and floss and schedule regular dental examinations and check-ups.

If you have questions on dental implants, call our office today or fill appointment form to schedule an appointment.

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Dental Implants: Your Smile Savers

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Have you ever had a bad dream of having to show up in school or at work missing a front tooth? Waking up, do you remember how painfully embarrassing it was?

Losing a tooth (or teeth) can be a devastating blow — emotionally and professionally. It can easily damage one’s self-esteem in immeasurable proportions.

For most cases of missing tooth, dental implants are frequently the best treatment options. Denture wearers often complain of their dentures slipping or clicking or even getting loose. Dental implants won’t exhibit ‘funny’ sounds that would give away hints of wearing ‘false’ teeth.

A dental implant is a replacement for the root or roots of a tooth. Like tooth roots, implants are fused in the jawbone and are not visible once surgically placed. Implants are used to secure crowns, bridges or dentures in a variety of ways.

With dental implants:
  • Patients can eat anything without chewing difficulties.
  • Patients can smile without worrying about their teeth.
  • Patients can talk and laugh confidently without the fear of missing teeth being noticed, or dentures clicking, slipping or falling out.
  • Dental implants look and function like natural teeth, and the patient’s facial structure remains natural.
  • With proper care, dental implants have the potential of lasting a lifetime.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Anyone who has lost a tooth and is in good general and oral health is a good implant candidate. To support the implant, adequate bone in the jaw is needed. The best candidate has healthy gum tissues that are free of gum diseases.

Be sure to let your dental specialist know everything about your medical conditions as well as the medications (prescribed, OTCs and herbal drugs) you’re taking. Together, you and your dentist can work out the perfect treatment for you.

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Bridge Or Implant: Which Is Best For You?

A dental bridge or implant are two options your dentist may suggest to you to replace a missing tooth, and each option has its advantages. Before you make a decision, read on to learn the differences between the two and discover which one may be best for you.

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DENTAL BRIDGES AND IMPLANTS

Dental bridges and implants are constructed differently. A bridge is made of a false tooth suspended between two crowns that the dentist cements onto prepared natural teeth on either side. An implant is a false tooth that’s attached to a titanium post the periodontist or oral surgeon has inserted in the jaw bone. The false teeth and crowns in bridges and the false teeth in implants are matched to the color of the surrounding teeth, but, even so, a bridge may be slightly more noticeable. Unlike an implant, the false tooth of a bridge isn’t embedded in the gum.

RESTORING A SMILE

The location of the missing tooth is important when deciding between a bridge or implant as a replacement. If you choose a bridge to replace a tooth toward the back of the mouth, it won’t be visible when you smile. However, if the bridge is to replace a missing tooth at the front of your mouth, the effect may not look natural. The American Dental Association recommends implants for restoring a natural, attractive smile that looks like it’s always has been that way.

OTHER ADVANTAGES OF IMPLANTS

Implants also help prevent the jaw bone from deteriorating, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. When teeth fall out or are extracted, the jaw bone shrinks over time and changes the face’s appearance and smile. An implant is embedded in the jaw bone, and using the new tooth to bite and chew stimulates the bone, helping to prevent it from shrinking. However, the false tooth in a dental bridge doesn’t contact the jaw bone, so there may be bone loss.

TIME AND COST CONSIDERATIONS

When choosing between a bridge or implant, time and cost may be important to you. Your dentist can provide a bridge over two visits within a few weeks, but if you opt for an implant the waiting time is longer — it takes three to six months for the jaw bone to grow around the titanium post of the implant. On the other hand, a dental bridge may be better for your budget.

MAINTENANCE

Both bridges and implants should be cared for similarly, so they’re comparable in that regard. For example, brush them twice a day with toothpaste to keep them stain-free.

Needs vary from patient to patient when it comes to replacing a missing tooth. Your dentist can help you decide the best option for you. Whether you choose a bridge or implant, you can restore your happy, confident smile.

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4 Ways to Improve Your Smile

Full Mouth Dental Implants: 4 Ways We Improve Your Smile

If you’re missing one or more teeth, your dentist may suggest a couple of different solutions. Inexpensive bridges and dentures are options that will help you leave behind the discomfort or embarrassment of missing teeth. Another recommendation your dentist may make is full mouth dental implants. Though pricey, implants offer distinct advantages over other treatments, especially when compared to dentures. Understanding these benefits can help you make an educated decision and get back your bright smile full of healthy teeth.

4 Ways to Improve Your Smile1. A PERMANENT SOLUTION

Unlike dentures, which are designed to be removed each day, or bridges and crowns that will require regular maintenance and replacement, dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. Full mouth dental implants are placed by a periodontist, who attaches implants (they look like small screws) directly into the jaw bone. Crowns are then attached to the implants for a secure, natural-looking fit and result. A full set of implants is custom-created for your mouth and can be placed as one bar of teeth to fill in your smile when you are missing more than a couple of teeth. Because they’re permanent, you’ll never have to use adhesive or remove your implants.

2. COMFORT AND STABILITY

Another reason to opt for dental implants is for their stability and comfort. Dentures attach using a framework and metal clasps to teeth and usually fit nicely to the teeth they are attached too. Implants, on the other hand, are securely attached to the jaw bone, so you won’t have to worry about stability. The comfort level of implants makes it a natural choice for a full set of teeth or as a long-term solution to damaged, diseased or missing teeth.

3. BETTER BONES

The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) points out that when it comes to bone and dental health, full mouth dental implants are vastly superior to dentures. The AAP warns that dentures can cause bone deterioration, which can lead to the collapsed mouth or recessed jaw bone sometimes indicative of a denture’s-wearer. In contrast, dental implants actually integrate into the jawbone, preserving bone health and the overall look of your smile.

4. EASIER MAINTENANCE

Dental implants could be described as “set it and forget it.” Because they attach permanently to the bone, you don’t need to remove them for cleaning, and it’s unlikely that you’ll need maintenance and repairs down the road. Instead, you can care for them as you would your natural teeth, which means brushing at least twice a day with a silica toothpaste, daily flossing and regular checkups with your dentist.

Because implants function so much like your own smile, you can relax knowing that your teeth are intact. Talk to your periodontist about your options to decide if full mouth dental implants are the right choice for you. While it’s true that dental implants are typically more expensive than dentures, the comfort and confidence they offer can be truly priceless.

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Dental Implants

Dental Implant

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Dental Implant

A dental implant looks and feels like a real tooth, but it is actually a titanium model made to look like a real tooth.

It is inserted into your jaw and held in place with an artificial root. The titanium is biocompatible with your jaw bone, which means that it fuses (This is what we call the osseointegration phase).

These implants act to stabilize the jaw, which helps to prevent bone loss and keep the jaw’s shape.

Implants, unlike dentures, never come out of your mouth – which allows your mouth to get used to them, so they are more comfortable. Eating and talking will be easier because there isn’t any messy cement or pesky wires, which will naturally eliminate gagging, poor alignment, and the dreaded sore spots.

What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?

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There are many advantages to dental implants, including:

  • Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.
  • Improved speech. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.
  • Improved comfort. Because they become part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
  • Easier eating. Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.
  • Improved self-esteem. Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself.
  • Improved oral health. Dental implants don’t require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
  • Durability. Implants are very durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.
  • Convenience. Removable dentures are just that; removable. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.

How Successful Are Dental Implants?

Success rates of dental implants vary, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed but, in general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%. With proper care (see below), implants can last a lifetime.

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Dental Bridge Vs. Implant

Dental Bridge Vs. Implant: Which Is Better?

Teeth replacements have come a long way in the last 30 years. Missing or extracted teeth raise common concerns of infection, but the proper replacement is the key to a confident smile. Today, however, the questions you need to ask your dentist or prosthodontist are a bit different: What’s the difference between a dental bridge vs. implant? Which treatment option is right for me? Very often the dental implant is ideal, but numerous factors will need to be considered first, including if your tooth loss is recent or happened years ago.

PRACTICAL REASONS FOR BOTH

In the past, a bridge was your only choice, and still involves more than just the missing tooth. The adjacent teeth need to be “prepped” by removing most of the enamel in order to fabricate the bridge. With dental implants, however, the dentist replaces just the individual tooth for a result that is stronger and permanent. Nonetheless, a dental bridge may be your best option if the neighboring teeth have large fillings and need crowns or caps in the future. And if the tooth or teeth have been lost for a long time, the gum and bone will have receded and procedures beyond the implant are required before placement. The advantages and disadvantages to both procedures can ultimately be discussed with your dentist.

DURABILITY

Dental implants are more durable than bridges, allowing them to provide protection that lasts a lifetime. The implant’s metal cylinder is normally made of titanium, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), and this material fuses with your jawbone naturally through a process called osseointegration. Because it’s made of such a strong metal, they are very resistant to decay and gum problems. The average life of a dental bridge, on the other hand, is approximately 10 years. A portion of your natural tooth remains beneath it and normal wear may cause the bridge to fail more easily over time. In general, the remaining tooth structure continues to be susceptible to decay and gum disease.

AESTHETICS

What about aesthetics? There isn’t always a simple answer, but your dentist or prosthodontist – the latter specializes in crown, implants and bridges – will be able to advise you. Often the implant will provide the most pleasing result, as your dentist can make the final tooth look just like your natural enamel. Sometimes, an implant can be placed immediately after a tooth extraction, preserving the natural level of bone and improving the final appearance of the dental work.

DENTAL BRIDGE VS. IMPLANT COST

The cost of the dental bridge is initially less, but it may need to be replaced at some point in the future. Implants – from preparation to final placement – may seem more expensive, but over time can be more cost-effective. Fortunately, most dental insurance providers are paying for a portion of or all of the steps involved. In addition, implant treatment can be more flexible, allowing patients to budget the cost in increments. After extraction, for example, a bone graft is sometimes needed. This graft typically has to heal for several months before implant placement, at which point osseointegration can take anywhere from three to six months before the process is complete.

So, dental bridge vs. implant? Make this decision after consulting with your dentist. He or she knows your mouth best and has the tools and knowledge to guide you through what’s best for it. Although bridges are an older procedure, dental implants have become more commonplace over the years, and in most cases are the preferable treatment both in time and expense.

Dental Bridge Vs. Implant

Dental Bridge Vs. Implant

Advantages of Dental Implants

  • Esthetic, functional, predictable, reliable
  • Does not affect adjacent teeth
  • Does not decay
  • Less likely to develop gum disease

Disadvantages of Dental Implants

  • More expensive
  • More planning time
  • Requires minor surgery
  • Requires healing time before permanent tooth replacement

Advantages of Bridges

  • Esthetic, functional, predictable, reliable
  • Less costly
  • Requires less time for final result

Disadvantages of Bridges

  • Requires enamel removal of adjacent teeth
  • If adjacent teeth have crowns, they must be redone
  • Tooth decay is potential problem
  • Root canal treatment may be required if nerves are affected
  • Greater tendency for gum disease
  • Less longevity than implants
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Dental Implants in Dubai With the highest success rate

Dental Implants in Dubai is the Best Option for Replacing Missing Teeth

If you are searching for “ Dental Implants in Dubai ” you should find a professional implantology. Dental implantology is the field of dentistry that is concerned with the replacement of missing teeth and their supporting structures with artificial prostheses anchored to the jawbone.

Once you lose your back tooth, you may feel you don’t need to replace it, because nobody can see that it’s missing. However, there is more bone loss going on under the surface when a tooth is lost. There is an alveolar bone around all teeth which supports the tooth and when you lost the tooth, that bone basically evanesces. But through implanting, a professional dentist is able to recreate bone to support an implant.

What are dental implants?

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Dental implants are the replacement roots on which crowns can be mounted. They are made of titanium and connect directly to the jawbone. This creates a similar bond to that found in natural teeth. Dental implants are an alternative to dentures and bridges. Dental implants in Dubai are common as they are easier to maintain in our patients’ busy lives.

Why should you get dental implants?

Dental implants are very convenient compared to dentures as they are fixed in the mouth and do not need to be constantly adhered or removed. They are as good as natural teeth and also improve eating and speech abilities of the person wearing them. Dental implants in Dubai have a success rate of well above 95% hence it is a relatively safe and effective way to restore your smile.

 

How dental implants are done?

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Dental implants are often seen as a complicated surgery however it is a simple and carefully thought process. In our dental clinic, we ensure that the surgery runs smoothly and effectively. Dental implants are done very professionally in our clinic in Dubai as described below (dental implants video).

At first, the patient’s mouth is assessed by our dentist. In order for the implant to be supported, bone mass called alveolar tissue is needed. For patients having lost such bone mass, a bone graft can be performed to recreate the support needed for the success of the dental implant.

Following the examination, a dental implant is connected to the jawbone under the gum tissue and allowed to heal. Upon healing, the dental implant will adhere to the jawbone.

An abutment is a link between the dental implant and the artificial tooth. The abutment is fixed on the dental implant so that the crown can be mounted on it.

The artificial tooth is then mounted on the abutment followed by bridges if needed. Our dentist will then be able to adjust the artificial teeth in order to create harmony in our patient’s mouth.

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The surgery often requires more than one visit to our dentist in order to make sure that the dental implant has bonded correctly.

The healing and recovery processes will vary from patient to patient however most of our patients experience little to no post-surgical pain. In very rare cases, bleeding and infection might occur or the implant might not have bonded to the jawbone correctly. However, our dentists are careful to provide you with the best, worry-free experience (Read more).

Advantages of Dental Implants in Dubai:

  • Improved appearance
  • Improved speech
  • Improved comfort
  • Easier eating
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Improved oral health
  • Convenience

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With many years of experience in Dental implants in Dubai, We are very honored of having thousands of successful performances and happy clients. To find out more about our services, please feel free to contact us today at 800 80 80 80. You can also come and visit us at our clinic, and we will personally sit down with you to discuss what makes us one of the best dental implants in Dubai.

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