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Dental Implants at Icon Clinic
At Icon Clinic – Abu Dhabi, our team of dentists offer a wide range of dental restoration including a comprehensive range of restoration techniques and technologies including dental implants that are guaranteed to bring back the smile to your face.
Dental implant is a procedure that replaces tooth roots with metal screw like posts and replaces damaged or missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function much like real ones. Dental implant surgery can offer a welcome alternative to dentures or bridgework that does not fit well and can offer an option when a lack of natural teeth roots does not allow building denture or bridgework tooth replacements.
How dental implant surgery is performed depends on the type of implant and the condition of your jawbone. Dental implant surgery may involve several procedures. But in general, dental implants can be thought of as artificial tooth roots, similar in shape to screws. When dental implants are placed in your jawbone (A), they bond with your natural bone. They become a sturdy base for supporting one or more artificial teeth, called crowns. A connector – known as an abutment (B) – is placed on top of the dental implant to hold and support your crowns. The crowns are custom-made to match your natural teeth and fit your mouth (C).
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are surgically placed in your jawbone, where they serve as the roots of missing teeth. The implants will not slip, make noise, or cause bone damage the way fixed bridgework or dentures might. In general, dental implants may be right for you if you:
- Have one or more missing teeth
- Have a jawbone that has reached full growth
- Have adequate bone to secure the implants or can have a bone graft
- Have healthy oral tissues
- Do not have health conditions that will affect bone healing
- Are unable or unwilling to wear dentures
- Want to improve your speech
- Are willing to commit several months to the process
- Do not smoke tobacco
What You Can Expect
Dental implant is usually performed in stages, with healing time between procedures. The process of placing a dental implant involves multiple steps, including:
- Damaged tooth removal
- Jawbone preparation (grafting), when needed
- Dental implant placement
- Bone growth and healing
- Abutment placement
- Artificial tooth placement
Before the Procedure
Dental implants may require one or more surgical procedures, therefore; you must have a thorough evaluation to prepare for the process, including:
- Comprehensive Dental Exam
You may have dental X-rays and 3D images taken, and have models made of your teeth and jaw.
- Review of Your Medical History
Tell your doctor about any medical conditions and any medications you take, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs and supplements. If you have certain heart conditions or orthopedic implants, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics before surgery to help prevent infection. Depending on your medical history, certain tests may need to be performed such as vitamin D, anemia, and sugar level tests.
- Treatment plan
Tailored to your situation, this plan considers factors such as how many teeth you need replaced and the condition of your jawbone and remaining teeth.
After the Procedure
Whether you have dental implant surgery in one stage or multiple stages, you may experience some of the typical discomforts associated with any type of dental surgery, such as:
- Swelling of your gums and face
- Bruising of your skin and gums
- Pain at the implant site
- Minor bleeding
You may need pain medications or antibiotics after dental implant surgery. If swelling, discomfort, or any other problem gets worse in the days after surgery, contact your oral surgeon. After each stage of surgery, you may need to eat soft foods while the surgical site heals.
You can help your dental work and remaining natural teeth last longer if you:
- Practice Excellent Oral Hygiene
Specially designed brushes, such as an interdental brush that slides between teeth, can help clean the nooks and crannies around teeth, gums, and metal posts.
- See Your Dentist Regularly
Schedule dental checkups to ensure the health and proper functioning of your implants and follow the advice for professional cleanings.
- Avoid Damaging Habits
Do not chew hard items, such as ice and hard candy, which can break your crowns or your natural teeth. Avoid tooth-staining tobacco and caffeine products. Get treatment if you grind your teeth.
The Icon Clinic Experience
At Icon Clinic – Abu Dhabi, we offer our patients with missing teeth the most natural and long-lasting solution available in modern implant dentistry. Our team consists of experienced implant dentists holding reputable university degrees, whom have undergone comprehensive hands-on training for the surgical placement and restoration of implants and continue to update with the latest technologies and techniques that become available to make the process even easier and more accurate. We use high quality materials with *10-year guarantee from leading manufacturers for the implants, and our prices are competitive to suit many budgets.
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