At Artius Dental, we specialise in providing highly accurate dental implants.
We understand that losing a tooth is sometimes unavoidable and replacing it is essential for both your oral health and self-esteem.
Failure to do so can result in issues such as difficulty in speaking, chewing, and even jawbone deterioration.
Our implantologists offer dental implants with exceptional stability, providing a long-term solution for missing teeth.
Dental implants is a way of artificially replacing roots of missing teeth. They are a means of providing support for implant-supported crowns and bridges. They require a dentist to surgically insert titanium screws into your bone.
Dental implants are commonly preferred over dentures or bridges as they are seen as more comfortable and convenient as they don’t have to be removed and remain stable even when chewing.
Our dental professional will examine your mouth, take x-rays, and discuss your oral health history to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants.
If eligible, our dentist will prepare you for the procedure by first taking impressions of your teeth and your gums for our in-house laboratory to make a model. A 3D X-ray of your jaw will also be taken at our clinic.
After anesthesia, the dentist will make incisions on the gums to expose the bone and create a space for the implant. The implant is then inserted, and the gums are stitched.
Who are the best candidates for dental implants?
Some patients who are candidates for dental implants are patients that:
- Have missing teeth
- Have gums and teeth that are healthy enough to withstand surgery
- Are healthy enough and don’t have other ongoing health conditions that prevent them from undergoing surgery or might affect post-surgical healing
What type of anaesthetic is used?
For implant dentistry, only local anaesthesia is needed.
Is there any downtime? What are the post-surgery procedures?
After the surgery, you will generally face some discomfort at the implant site. Swelling, bruising, bleeding and some pain is to be expected. Our dentist will prescribe a course of antibiotics as well as painkillers in order to manage the healing process (about 3 to 7 days).
Depending on the individual, dental implants can take about a week to fully recover and as for the implant to be stable, it takes about 3 to 6 months. After recovery, our laboratory will fabricate a dental crown to be placed on top of the implant.
Will there be post-surgery complications?
Majority of the patients recover within the normal recovery time frame. In some exceptional cases, where the dental implants fail, arising from infection around the implant site or if their bites are not adjusted properly. This might also contribute to the implant failing.
In order to reduce the risk, observe good dental hygiene habits and adhere to the follow up schedule prescribed by our dentist. Avoid putting unnecessary pressure on your implant by grinding your teeth or eating overly hard foods.
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