Dental implants came as a solution to all dental problems and to replace what was lost. Because tooth loss is one of the serious problems that we face, loss of teeth results in serious problems that affect the body as a whole, including insufficiency in the process of digestion and excretion, obesity, bad mouth odors, diseases of the stomach, intestines and gallbladder
What is the dental implant process?
Dental implants are the latest solution to replace missing teeth, as this method is considered the most successful because it does not affect in any way the teeth and surrounding tissues. Dental implants replace the roots of the missing teeth through titanium abutments, and to ensure the success of dental implants, certain conditions must be met, including:
- That the patient is free from some diseases that affect the condition of the bones, such as advanced cases of diabetes and osteoporosis.
- The presence of an appropriate amount of jaw bones, as this type of bone is considered a functional type, which is often eroded when a tooth is lost.
- To ensure the success of the implantation process, the lost bone must first be replaced, and then the implantation is completed.
- Ensure the distance of the bone to be implanted from the nasal cavities and jaw nerves, and this is the doctor’s task as it is evaluated by medical tests and x-rays.
- And of course maintaining oral and dental health.
Who is eligible for dental implants?
The prevailing idea of dental implants is to replace one or more missing teeth, but it is possible to use dental implants as an auxiliary solution to improve the quality of jaw bones in elderly people whose bone quality does not allow for the possibility of a complete dental implant process for the jaws.3-4 implants are placed in one jaw, and a magnet is placed in the part designated to receive the permanent tooth, in contrast, the other piece of the magnet is placed in the inner part of the complete set, which helps to stabilize the set and not to vibrate and move during use.
Dental implant conditions
- Suffer from
- Smoke more than 10 cigarettes a day
- Suffer from high blood pressure
- Suffer from chronic heart disease and diabetes
- Radio therapy
What's the process?
- First: The appropriate place for implantation is prepared by placing the implants made of pure titanium metal in the jawbone in the place of the missing tooth.
- The second: the healing of the jaw bone and the implant, and this is called bone fusion. This process takes six months for the upper jaw and three months for the lower jaw.
- The third: the final composition of dental implants, and this stage includes a number of sessions to make the final composition of the mouth prints and try it for the final installation.
- Dental implants process is painless or with very slight and natural pain, which can be overcome by taking painkillers.
- The average age of implanted teeth, as determined by doctors, is 25 years.
- It can last for a lifetime, but we take into account the patient’s care of the implants by cleaning his teeth
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
After dental implants
- Taking into account cleaning the gums
- Periodic dental examination every 6 months.