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Dental Implants

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What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are titanium screws that act like roots of teeth and fuses with the jawbone. After placing an implant, the natural healing process around the implant will help integrate it to the bone. Once integrated, the implant becomes the foundation to support a dental crown used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or a full arch of teeth. Implant dentistry results in an aesthetic, functional and long-term replacement to teeth that does not decay. It performs, looks and feels like the real thing!

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What are the benefits to having an implant?

A durable, stable and more permanent alternative to tooth replacement Superior to dentures as dentures can be unstable, uncomfortable, difficult to wear and does not fully function like real teeth e.g. chewing certain foods Assist with chewing and speaking naturally Feels and looks natural They are designed to be long lasting and with proper oral hygiene, can last decades to a lifetime. After implant placement into the jaw, they can help stimulate growth of new tissue and prevent loss of bone.

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When might a dental implant be needed?

  • When existing missing teeth are impacting chewing, speech and aesthetic issues, then it ideally immediately
  • If a tooth has just been removed, Optimum time is 3 months after removal of tooth before teeth start to move and become displaced and the bone shrinks
  • Dentures are not stable and rocking

Generally teeth are like books in a bookcase and need each other to stand upright and share the load of chewing forces. If a tooth is missing, the two other healthy teeth adjacent to the space may shift towards each other if left for more than a period of 3-6 months.

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Why Now? Why not later?

There will be no different feeling for the patient, however when teeth start to move inwards, the force of chewing shifts as well, compromising the two healthy teeth beside it.

A discussion with the dentist is needed before the tooth is removed to counteract the movement of the two teeth next door by planning in advance to have the missing tooth replaced by a dentist.

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Are Dental implants painful?

Generally, most dental implants require some sort of local anaesthetic around the site in which the implant will be placed and after this, the procedure is mostly comfortable. Vibrations may be felt during the procedure, however afterwards, most patients recover immediately with little to painless feelings. This of course, all depends on the pain threshold of each patient.

 

The size of the implant is measured according to the space available and most of the time the implant does not exceed more than 5mm in width which is much smaller than the size of the diameter of a natural tooth, thus the extraction of the tooth that was previously there would be more uncomfortable post treatment.

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What happens during a dental implant procedure?

A dental implant is usually done in stages over a few months, with a series of minor operations and tests.

  • Full assessment together with scans and X-rays for the dentist to analyse where to place the implant and if you are a suitable patient
  • Minor Operation will take place to put the dental implant into your jawborne – this will be done with local anaesthetic so you don’t feel it, (just like for a filling)
  • 3 Months later after the bone has healed and grown around the implant and once the implant is stable – moulds will be taken of the mouth to make the artificial tooth or teeth.
  • Few weeks later – the artificial tooth or teeth are screwed or cemented into the foundation of the implant.

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What to expect after a dental implant?

  • Depending on the minor operation, slight bruising, discomfort and swelling of the gums can occur.
  • Generally most patients can take pain relief tablets for up to a week to help with the discomfort
  • Soft foods around the implant area to allow for healing
  • 2 weeks after procedure and sutures and stitches removed, you can treat it like a normal tooth and floss and brush around the healing cap.
  • Once the crown is placed on the implant, we highly recommend 6 monthly regular professional cleans to keep the implant healthy together with flossing and brushing at home just like natural teeth.

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~ Amanda R, March 2021