Same Day Dental Implants in Dubai
Are same day dental implants in Dubai a reality?
Is it really possible to do implants AND crowns on the same day?
And finally – does the cost of same day dental implants break the bank??
With some skill, good implant design and some technology – almost every time!
Traditionally patients were told to wait for 3 – 4 months before getting implants done and to wait for another 3 months before getting the final crowns done. This has been repeated so often that many people think that same day dental implants are a gimmick or a scam! So what makes a procedure that used to take 6 months possible to do in 6 HOURS? Read on to find out . . .
The first step is the planning. A 3D scan is taken of the teeth to be extracted prior to any work being done. This is called a CBCT which is a low dose high resolution imaging technology which lets us know “see” the teeth roots, and the available bone for implant placement. If there is enough bone for implant placement, a same day implant can usually be done with a high degree of predictability.
The trick is in using a wide enough diameter of implant that can fit in the available bone with an adequate amount of “tightness” or torque. The implant thread geometry also plays a vital role – not all implants are the same! Implants designed for immediate or same day crowns have threads designed differently in order to firmly bind to the bone. The insertion torque is checked at the time the implant is placed and if it’s insufficient then a wider or longer implant can be placed. If the bone is too soft then the bone can be “densified” using special implant drills that are designed to push the bone to the side rather than taking bone out. This saves valuable bone and increases the “grip” on the dental implant, a process called osseointegration. The implant can also be checked for stability using other tools – A ground breaking unique technology called Resonance Frequency Analysis is also used to check bone-implant contact. If the implant passes both these tests – the implant is ready to be loaded – which means its ready for the crown.
At this point – a digital impression using a high speed scanner (which takes a couple of hundred photos per second) is used. This saves valuable time (and is a lot more comfortable then messy impression pastes) and a digital mold can be made in seconds in the CEREC (CEramic REConstruction) computer. The crown is designed in minutes by the dentist and instructions for the same day crown is sent out wirelessly to a robotic milling machine. It takes an average of about 15 minutes to grind or mill the crown from a pre-cut ceramic block of the correct shade. The freshly cut ceramic crown is then put in a ceramic furnace and heated to about a 1000 degrees to strengthen and crystallize the ceramic.
And the final step for the Same Day Dental Implants in Dubai or anywhere else for that matter is to try and place the crown in the patients mouth. The contacts with the other teeth and the bite are checked and if all is ok then the screw hole on the top of the crown is closed with a cement of the same color.
On a final note – the cost of Same Day Dental Implants are not more expensive than regular staged implant placements. The combination of smart implant systems and a highly efficient workflow can make Same Day Dental Implants in Dubai affordable and extremely cost-effective.
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