Dental implants aim is to implant new titanium metal implants in place of missing teeth, damaged teeth, or falling teeth as a result of disease or aging.
Here are the procedures to follow before surgery
Most dental implants are performed under local anesthesia only, and can sometimes be performed under general anesthesia.
Dental scanning should be done, and the doctor may order a panoramic radiograph of the teeth to diagnose problems that cannot be seen during a regular examination.
People with blood clotting disorders are required to have blood clotting function tests before the operation; Because they are more likely to bleed.
The doctor gives some antibiotics to people who are more likely to develop endocarditis, such as: people with artificial valves, and those with immunodeficiency.
A series of preliminary tests is done to create a tooth structure with a color and texture as similar as possible to the original teeth, and in some cases pretreatments are required before dental implants to create a suitable area in the tissue for the implantation of new teeth.
During the procedure:
A dentist specializing in dental implants and oral and jaw surgery performs the operation under sterile conditions, as follows:
The patient is anesthetized by injecting a local anesthetic into the periodontal area.
Dental implants can be started if the bone is ready to receive an implant. Titanium metal screw implants are attached to the jawbone.
Reconstruction begins by taking measurements and creating the appropriate set of implants, and usually it takes at least 3 months for the tissue to heal and the implant to fuse with the bone before final dental installation.
Important things after surgery in the following:
The patient should avoid eating and drinking for two hours after the surgery, that is, until the effect of the anesthesia wears off.
The patient may feel pain in the area, especially on the first day after the metal implants are implanted. So they can use painkillers as needed.
The teeth should be taken care of and the mouth should be cleaned regularly, using a soft brush and mouthwash dedicated to prevent injury to the periodontal, and other cleaning tools to get the best result of the process.
The patient should go to the doctor immediately if some symptoms appear, such as: high temperature, severe pain, significant bleeding, and localized secretions from the mouth.
What is meant by immediate dental implants?
Immediate dental implants, which are intended to be implanted with titanium implants at the same time as the extraction of the original teeth, and then wait for a period of at least 3 months for the implant to fuse in the bone, and then measurements are taken by the dentist to prepare the structures that will be placed over the implants previously implanted.