Dental Implants | Al Ibtesamah Al Jamilah
Dental Implants: Replacement Teeth That Look and Feel Like Your Own
 
 
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a Implantologist places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge.
 
What Dental Implants Can Do
Implants Over Dentures or a Bridge
What Is Treatment Like
 
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that an Implantologist places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.
Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling; you may forget you ever lost a tooth. You know that your confidence about your teeth affects how you feel about yourself, both personally and professionally. Perhaps you hide your smile because of spaces from missing teeth. Maybe your dentures don’t feel secure. Perhaps you have difficulty chewing. If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to smile, speak and eat again with comfort and confidence, there is good news! Dental implants are teeth that can look and feel just like your own! Under proper conditions, such as placement by aImplantologist and diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime. Long-term studies continue to show improving success rates for implants.
 
 
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What Dental Implants Can Do?
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Replace one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth
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 Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture.
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Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable
 
Types of Implants in Use Today
 
Endosteal (in the bone): This is the most commonly used type of implant. The various types include screws, cylinders or blades surgically placed into the jawbone. Each implant holds one or more prosthetic teeth. This type of implant is generally used as an alternative for patients with bridges or removable dentures
Subperiosteal (on the bone): These are placed on top of the jaw with the metal framework’s posts protruding through the gum to hold the prosthesis. These types of implants are used for patients who are unable to wear conventional dentures and who have minimal bone height
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 Before Dental Implant
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After Dental Implant
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Advantages of Dental Implants Over Dentures or a Bridge
 
Every way you look at it, dental implants are a better solution to the problem of missing teeth
Esthetic   Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth! Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompany bridgework and dentures. No one will ever know that you have a replacement tooth.
Tooth-saving   Dental implants don’t sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because neighboring teeth are not altered to support the implant. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health!
Confidence   Dental implants will allow you to once again speak and eat with comfort and confidence! They are secure and offer freedom from the irksome clicks and wobbles of dentures. They’ll allow you to say goodbye to worries about misplaced dentures and messy pastes and glues.
Reliable   The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.
 
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
 
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease.
Dental implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth. Since Implantologist are the dental experts who specialize in precisely these areas, they are ideal members of your dental implant team. Not only do Implantologist have experience working with other dental professionals, they also have the special knowledge, training and facilities that you need to have teeth that look and feel just like your own. Your dentist and Implantologist will work together to make your dreams come true.
 
What Is Treatment Like?
 
This procedure is a team effort between you, your dentist and yourImplantologist. Your Implantologist and dentist will consult with you to determine where and how your implant should be placed. Depending on your specific condition and the type of implant chosen, your Implantologist will create a treatment plan tailored to meet your needs. Click for more information about the treatment options described below.
 
Replacing a Single Tooth   If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it. A dental implant replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root
Replacing All of Your Teeth  If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them. Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots.
Sinus Augmentation
A key to implant success is the quantity and quality of the bone where the implant is to be placed. The upper back  jaw has traditionally been one of the most difficult areas to successfully place dental implants due to insufficient bone quantity and quality and the close proximity to the sinus. Sinus augmentation can help correct this problem by raising the sinus floor and developing bone for the placement of dental implants.
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Ridge Modification
Deformities in the upper or lower jaw can leave you with inadequate bone in which to place dental implants. To correct the problem,  the gum is lifted away from the ridge to expose the bony defect. The defect is then filled with bone or bone substitute to build up the ridge. Ridge modification has been shown to greatly improve appearance and increase your chances for successful implants that can last for years to come.
 
What Can I Expect After Treatment?
 
As you know, your own teeth require conscientious at-home oral care and regular dental visits. Dental implants are like your own teeth and will require the same care. In order to keep your implant clean and plaque-free, brushing and flossing still apply!
After treatment, your Implantologist will work closely with you and your dentist to develop the best care plan for you. Periodic follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor your implant, teeth and gums to make sure they are healthy.
  • ibtesama dental-implant7What is a dental implant?
  • Am I a candidate for a dental implant?
  • Can a implant be used as an alternative to root canal treatment?
  • Is the implant ever rejected by the body?
  • What if I smoke?
  • How much pain will I experience?
  • What will the appearance of my mouth look like during my treatment?
  • How much time is required to have an implant procedure?
  • How much will it cost and does insurance cover implant treatment?
  • How do I properly maintain the implant once treatment is completed?
  • What is a sinus floor bone augmentation?
  • What is a ridge split?
  • What is a bone graft?
  • what is The Dental Implant Project
     

The Solution

What is a dental implant?

The dental implant serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. It is machined from surgical-grade titanium alloy (T2 0r G4) to exacting specifications. A dentist places the implant into either the upper or lower jawbone. After a period of time, the implant integrates with the bone and becomes a secure anchor for a replacement tooth, a fixed bridge, a removable partial, or a complete denture.

 

Am I a candidate for a dental implant?

If you are missing one or more teeth, then you may be a candidate for a

 dental implant. Your dentist will be able to discuss your individual clinical situation. 

Dental implants will allow you to smile, speak,

and eat with confidence and comfort.

 

Can a implant be used as an alternative to root canal treatment?

YES! Not all teeth are good candidates for root canal treatment. Root canal treated teeth are susceptible to decay and fracture, while implants are not susceptible to decay and almost never break. Our  implants are an excellent and prudent alternative to the root canal, post and core, crown lengthening, and crowning procedures. Often, the cost of saving a tooth with a variety of treatments can exceed that of the placement and restoration of a our implant.

 

Is the implant ever rejected by the body?

The implant is machined from surgical-grade titanium alloy T2 0r G4, which is a biocompatible material. However, there is a slight possibility that it will not integrate with bone. If this were to occur, the implant would be replaced with another one. It is highly unlikely that the second implant would not integrate.

 

What if I smoke?

Smoking can inhibit proper healing of an implant. However, this does not prevent smokers from having implants successfully placed and restored. You should speak with your dentist for more specific information relating to your dental needs and the effects of smoking.

 

How much pain will I experience?

Usually minimal to none. While undergoing treatment, you will receive local anesthesia. (Some clinicians may choose to use other forms of  anesthesia.) You may have mild post-surgical soreness for up to 72 hours. An over-the-counter pain reliever will alleviate the discomfort for most patients.

 

What will the appearance of my mouth look like during my treatment?

During treatment, your dentist may be able to provide you with a transitional prosthesis that will have the look and feel that you need during this period of healing. With the Our  implant, it is often possible to have a fixed transitional tooth immediately after the placement of the implant.

 

How much time is required to have an implant procedure?

A single dental implant placement is usually completed in less than 15 min  as an office procedure with local anesthesia. The implant is then allowed to heal with the bone for a minimum of eight weeks. If you have poor quality bone and bone-grafting procedures are necessary, the overall process can take up to 12 months or more. Your dentist will determine which surgical procedure is best for you.

 

How much will it cost and does insurance cover implant treatment?

Costs vary depending upon the clinician you choose for your treatment and upon your individual dental needs. In general, implants are not covered by insurance. Detailed questions about your individual needs and how they relate to insurance should be discussed with your dentist or your insurance provider.

 

How do I properly maintain the implant once treatment is completed?

Ironically, dental implants require less maintenance than a natural tooth. Simply brush it as though it were a natural tooth.

 

What is a sinus floor bone augmentation?

When an upper posterior tooth is lost, the floor of the maxillary sinus drops down into the space formerly occupied by the root of the lost tooth. In order to place an implant, it is often necessary to put the sinus floor back up to where it originally was by adding a synthetic bone substitute. This procedure is called a sinus floor bone augmentation or a sinus lift.

 

What is a ridge split?

After the loss of a tooth, the bone formerly around the tooth is resorbed — often leaving a very narrow ridge of bone. In order to place an implant, the ridge of bone is split as though it were a piece of corrugated cardboard being expanded to provide a wider space between each side. For the upper jaw, this is accomplished at the same time that the implant is placed; the lower jaw requires a second surgical visit approximately three weeks later.

 

What is a bone graft?

A bone graft is a surgical procedure for adding height or width to a jawbone in order to increase its volume for the placement of an implant.

 

what is The Dental Implant Project

The loss of some or all of your teeth can be a devastating experience — both psychologically and from a health perspective. For many people, wearing full or partial dentures affects not only how they eat or speak, but also it affects their confidence, security and self-esteem. Whether you have lost your teeth from lack of dental information or the inability to afford proper care at some time in your life, full or partial dentures have been less than a natural replacement.

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The Solution

For many years, dentists have utilized dental implants of various shapes and substances. International research has shown that root-form titanium implants can predictably attach to the jaw bone via a process which was initially described as Osseointegration. Variations on the types of implant materials, textures, forms and surface coatings have been introduced which also allow implants to predictably attach to the jaw bone. These scientifically-driven dental technologies have created tremendous opportunities and hope for those patients who are frustrated with their full or partial dentures. Success rates for dental implants, based on studies of over 20 years length, have shown that 90% success and higher can be achieved where the patient has adequate bone into which the implants can be placed. Success rates vary dependent on where in the mouth the implants are being placed (upper or lower jaw, front or back of the jaw)

 

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are the new standard of care for tooth replacement. They are secured into the bone to provide permanent support for crowns and dentures.
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Dental implants are the new standard of care for tooth replacement. Dental implants can restore your smile and provide function while maintaining your bone and facial structure.
 
Why should I consider dental implants?
Did you know that dental implants are frequently the best treatment option for replacing missing teeth? Rather than resting on the gum line like removable dentures, or using adjacent teeth as anchors like fixed bridges, dental implants are long-term replacements that your oral and maxillofacial surgeon surgically places in the jawbone.
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A Solution of Choice for Replacing Missing Teeth
 
Statistics show that 69% of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal or tooth decay. Furthermore, by age 74, 26% of adults have lost all of their permanent teeth.
 
Twenty years ago, these patients would have had no alternative but to employ a fixed bridge or removable denture to restore their ability to eat, speak clearly and smile. Fixed bridges and removable dentures, however, are not the perfect solution and often bring with them a number of other problems. Removable dentures may slip or cause embarrassing clicking sounds while eating or speaking. Of even greater concern, fixed bridges often affect adjacent healthy teeth, and removable dentures may lead to bone loss in the area where the tooth or teeth are missing. Recurrent decay, periodontal (gum) disease and other factors often doom fixed bridgework to early failure. For these reasons, fixed bridges and removable dentures usually need to be replaced every seven to 15 years.
Today there is another option for patients who are missing permanent teeth. Rather than resting on the gum line like removable dentures, or using adjacent teeth as anchors like fixed bridges, dental implants are long-term replacements that your oral and maxillofacial surgeon surgically places in the jawbone. Composed of titanium metal that “fuses” with the jawbone through a process called “Osseo integration,” dental implants never slip or make embarrassing noises that advertise the fact that you have “false teeth,” and never decay like teeth anchoring fixed bridges. Because dental implants fuse with the jawbone, bone loss is generally not a problem.
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After more than 20 years of service, the vast majority of dental implants first placed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the United States continue to still function at peak performance. More importantly, the recipients of those early dental implants are still satisfied they made the right choice. If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime.
 
Anatomy of a Dental Implant
 
A dental implant designed to replace a single tooth is composed of three parts: the titanium implant that fuses with the jawbone; the abutment, which fits over the portion of the implant that protrudes from the gum line; and the crown, which is created by a prosthodontist or restorative dentist and fitted onto the abutment for a natural appearance.
 
Many people who are missing a single tooth opt for a fixed bridge; but a bridge may require the cutting down of healthy, adjacent teeth that may or may not need to be restored in the future. Then there is the additional cost of possibly having to replace the bridge once, twice or more over the course of a lifetime. Similarly, a removable partial denture may contribute to the loss of adjacent teeth. Studies show that within five to seven years there is a failure rate of up to 30% in teeth located next to a fixed bridge or removable partial denture.
 
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Fixed bridges may require the shaping or cutting down of adjacent healthy teeth.
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-Bone is maintained by the presence of natural teeth or implants (a). Bone loss occurs with the loss of teeth (b).
 
Further, conventional dentures may contribute to the loss of bone in the area where teeth are missing. As illustration (a) indicates, the presence of natural teeth preserves the jawbone. When a tooth is missing, as in illustration (b), the bone may erode and weaken until it may be necessary for your oral and maxillofacial surgeon to graft bone to the area to strengthen it for placement of a dental implant. When a missing tooth is replaced by a dental implant, the fusion, or Osseo integration, of the implant and bone provides stability, just as the natural tooth did.
 
If you are missing several teeth in the same area of your mouth, you may still enjoy the confidence and lifestyle benefits that come with dental implants. Your oral and maxillofacial surgeon will place two or more dental implants, depending on the number of teeth that are missing. Your replacement teeth will be attached to the implants to allow excellent function and prevent bone loss. The implants will serve as a stable support that tightly locks into your replacement teeth and dentures to prevent slipping and bone loss.
With an overall success rate of about 95% and almost 50 years of clinical research to back them up, dental implants are frequently the best treatment option for replacing missing teeth.