What is Oral Implant?

It is an advanced medical technology for the treatment of tooth loss . A titanium implant is
Implanted in the toothless area of the jawbone . The jawbone fuses with the titanium surface Providing a strong anchorage for the implant. The implant functions as a support for the dental Prosthesis constructed over it.
Esthetic Replacement of Missing Front Tooth

What are the benefits of oral implant?

  • It can treat Cases Untreatable with conventional methods of dental bridges and dentures.
  • It prevents further resorption of the jaw bone following tooth loss.
  • It can perfectily restore chewing function.
  • It avoids cutting down and overloading the natural teeth occurring with conventional means of replacing tooth loss.
  • It helps restore a patient`s self-esteem and confidence since it gives the feeling of regaining the real teeth.
  • It functions better than conventional dental bridges and dentures.
  • It gives superior aesthetic results.

Am I suitable candidate for oral implant?

You will be a suitable candidate for oral implant if you fulfill the following requirements:

  • You must be medically fit to undergo ordinary surgery.
  • Your jaw must have enough bone to support the implant.(If not, bone grafting may be required)
  • There must be enough space to accommodate the prosthesis over the implant.
  • You must understand what the treatment can offer.
  • You must realize to what extent the treatment can meet your expectations.

Should I consider oral implant?

You should consider oral implant when:

  • You do not want to have your natural teeth cut down which is required in making your conventional dental bridge.
  • You cannot wear or chew well with your denture.
  • You cannot tolerate a denture in your mouth.
  • You do not want to damage your remaining teeth wearing a partial denture.
  • You have lost your back teeth making it impossible to construct a conventional dental bridge.
  • ou have a long toothless span which is not indicated for making a conventional dental bridge.
  • You want superior aesthetic results with your tooth replacement.
  • You want the most effective way of restoring your chewing function.

How successful is the treatment?

Modern oral implant treatment is highly successful, as a general guideline, the five-year success rate of oral implant is over 95% with the lower jaw ( mandible) and about 90% with the upper jaw (maxilla). The success rates may slowly decrease as the implant stays longer in function. In difficult cases, the success rates are expected to be lower. Despite the overall high success rates with oral implant treatment, there is still the possibility of failure which can be contributed by various factors and conditions, such as poor healing power, poor bone quality, smoking and diabetes.

How can an oral implant last?

The service life of an oral implant can be affected by many factors:
High standards of treatment, meticulous daily cleaning by the patient, regular professional maintenance,
abstinence from smoking and avoidance of overloading(like chewing bones, shells, hard nuts and candies), can contribute to the durability of the oral implant. In view of the high success of modern oral implant treatment, an oral implant can be considered a long lasting medical implant that does not need to be changed.

Is the operation safe?
Whereas no medical treatment can be guaranteed 100 percent without risks and failure, implant operation can be considered very safe. The prosthetic phase of treatment is basically non-invasive and non-surgical in nature.