Am I a Right Candidate for Dental Implants?

February 15, 2016 - By Bruce Michaelson
Am I a Right Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental Implants are essentially prescribed to those patients who have completely lost or severely damaged their teeth. The visually displeasing gap, where once their tooth resided can be filled by one of the best dental restoration procedure known as dental implants.

How do Dental Implants work and what are their advantages?

Dental implants work by the placement of an artificial tooth root into the jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. They are much more convenient and flexible than dentures and restore full dental function without hindering speech or chewing. Dental implants are actually regarded as the next best thing to natural teeth by the dentists in Dubai because besides restoring full dental function they can also be coloured and shaped to adjust and blend with the remaining teeth and appear completely natural looking.

Am I a Candidate for this mode of Treatment?

Generally most patients who have lost or damaged their teeth serve as a suitable candidate for dental implants. But the final evaluation can only be provided by your dentist in Dubai, because there are a few prerequisites required for the implants that have to be met. So that your mouth can actually support and sustain the implants – Patients should have good dental and oral health, there should be a strong bone structure available to support the implant and there should be plenty of healthy gum tissues.
The placement of the dental implant is closely associated with the bone structure and the tissue, which is why their thorough assessment is required before conducting the procedure. Usually the patients who are rejected for this form of treatment suffer from one of these problems or more:

  • Uncontrolled Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Severe Periodontal gum Disease
  • Smoking and Alcoholism

The Types of Dental Implants Available

The placement of artificial teeth is a highly intricate task and to accommodate the needs of patients a number of variations to simple dental implants have been made. To assure that each patient gets their perfect set of teeth and boosted confidence.

  • Endosteal: A popular method prescribed to those patients who previously relied on crowns and dentures. This method involves the surgical placement of the artificial tooth root within the jaw bone to hold the prosthetic tooth in its place.
  • Subperiosteal: Dentists recommend this procedure to those patients who have bones with a smaller height in the jaw and it involves the placement of the dental implants on top of the jaw.

Beside this variation the number of teeth for which dental implants may be used can also vary. They can be used on patients with only 1 missing teeth and on those who have completely lost all their teeth with the help of a full dental bridge supporting the implant.

They have been met with much popularity by patients because of their ability to relieve any sense of discomfort and boost confidence in individuals, by providing them a health and natural-looking smile.

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