Dental Implant, Minimally Invasive Surgery,
Implant Process


What patients suitable for dental implant?

When there is shifting in your teeth and your teeth stat to loose, e.g. periodontal disease, it is suitable for you to undergo dental implant treatment. There is no age limit for dental implant. However, it may not suitable for teenagers as their development of skeleton have not completed yet. Besides, patients with severe diabetes, osteoporosis, kidney disease, AIDS, insufficient bone in the oral cavity or severe fear of dental implant is not suitable for dental implant. In fact, dentist will undergo clinical examination first, and then use digital tools to predict the tooth location and dental implant size. After these procedures, dentist will decide whether the patient is suitable for dental implant.

What are the processes of dental implant?

After anaesthetic injection, the dentist will remove the tooth from upper jaw or lower jaw. The dentist will then sterilize the gum, mount the dental implant which is made of titanium or titanium alloy with the bone of oral cavity. After that, the dentist can take the impression of the teeth. The impression of the teeth is used to produce tailor-made dental bridge. After few hours, temporary dental bridge will be produced. Dentist will mount the dental bridge with the dental implant by screws. After about 3 months, when the dental implant has combined with the jaw bone and the gum shrinkage has reached a stable condition, the dentist will help the patient to produce the impression of teeth and implant again and complete the dental implant process.

Dental implant is made of titanium alloy which is biocompatible. It can support the artificial tooth firmly. Besides, the dental bridge and artificial dental crown used in dental implant are made of porcelain, resin and other materials, which are very durable and solid. Dentist will choose materials according to the condition of the patient. Under general condition, the surgery of single dental implant is required for half an hour. For the dental implant of the whole upper jaw or lower jaw, the surgery is required for about 1 day.

The differences between dental implant and traditional dental bridge:

The stability and the bite force of traditional dental bridge are poorer, which will affect the sensation of mastication. Besides, traditional dental bridge have to be taken off and cleaned every day. Moreover, the teeth nearby have to be reduced in size in order to wear the traditional dental bridge. This will affect the dental health of the nearby teeth and cause resorption of alveolar bone.

On the contrary, dental implant requires only 4 to 6 artificial implant which can support 10 to 12 artificial teeth. They can be fixed inside the oral cavity and do not need to be taken out. They are very firm, time saving and convenient. Furthermore, dental implant will not cause any harm to other teeth. Porcelain dental crown is also very durable. The chewing sensation after dental implant is almost the same as that when chewing with real teeth.

What are the advantages of dental implant?

  • Do not need to support of the nearby teeth, do not need to reduce the size of healthy teeth.

  • Do not need to be taken off and cleaned.

  • Dental implant made of titanium is durable and solid, a single dental implant can support 10 to 12 artificial teeth.

  • The stability of artificial teeth is very high, it does not affect the sensation of mastication.

  • The success rate of dental implant is very high. For the lower jaw, it is 95%. For the upper jaw, it is 90%.

What is total oral rehabilitation?

All –On- Four total oral rehabilitation requires to place 4 to 6 titanium implants in each jaw. Dentist will undergo clinical examination first, and then use digital instrument to predict the tooth location and dental implant size. If the patient is suitable for total oral rehabilitation, dentist will remove the teeth on the upper jaw or lower jaw first. Then, the dentist will sterilize the gum and place 4 to 6 titanium implants in each jaw. After mounting the artificial implant, dentist can produce the impression of teeth and dental bridges. Dentists will mount the dental bridge with the dental implant by screws. Under general condition, after the surgery of dental implant of upper jaw or lower jaw, dentist can undergo the surgery of the other jaw on the next day.

After about 3 months, when the gum which is near the dental implant has been healed and the dental implants have combined with the jaw bone, dentists can mount the new dental bridge. This surgery requires local anaesthesia, if necessary, the patient can undergo general anaesthesia.