Replace damaged or missing teeth with a permanent and trusted solution. Dental implants are artificial teeth, inserted into the jaw bone to create solid dental support as they perform and look like real teeth.
Dental implants is ideal for those who have lost or damaged teeth and want to opt for a permanent solution. This welcome alternative to dentures or bridgework involves the implant of artificial teeth that function, support and feel like real teeth. The procedure replaces the original tooth roots with titanium or zirconium screws which are robust, corrosion and fracture resistant. They are biocompatible and will be fused into the jawbone before an abutment is used to connect a custom-made crown onto the tip that looks and feels like a real tooth.
The dental implant process involves multiple steps and you might even have to see a variety of specialists based on your condition. Edelweiss has the periodontist (gums and bones specialist) and prosthodontist (specialist who create and fit artificial teeth) to make the process as easy as possible. You might also be referred to a oral and maxillofacial Surgeon or a ear, nose and throat specialist in some cases.
The various steps in the dental implant procedure includes the following:
– Comprehensive dental examination (including x-rays and 3D images, reviewing your medical history and creating a tailored treatment plan)
– Removing the damaged teeth
– Jawbone preparation and grafting where required
– Dental implant placement
– Bone growth and healing
– Artificial tooth placement
This is a timely process. It can take several months to complete and most of the time is devoted to the growth of the bone in your jaw and healing. It will certainly be worth the wait and once completed you can expect the crown to last for 15-30 years.
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95% Of dental implants are done successfully without any complications. In some rare occurrences there might be complications such as gum recession, gum infection or nerve and tissue damage. Our doctors will ensure they take the greatest precautionary measures and follow strict protocols to ensure your safety, health and successful results.
Made to last a lifetime, dental implants can last between 15 and 30 years. How you take care of them will make all the difference and the crown can be replaced if it fades due to wear and tear.
Some of the steps in the process can be combined to speed it up, but this is quite a lengthy process. The duration will however depend on your unique situation, the procedure and the materials used and it’s important to note that you might have to allow 3 months just for the one step, the healing of the jaw.
The process involves a variety of steps, each with its own set of pre and post-operative care instructions. The dental team and surgeons will give you very specific instructions around what you can and cannot do and the anaesthesia used for each step of the process. Each one will also have its own implications on what you can eat and drink as well.