Following the loss of one or more teeth, there are several techniques that can be used to replace this toothlessness. Implantology is considered the most effective and permanent solution that offers perfect aesthetic and functional results.
The dental implant is an artificial tooth that replaces the natural tooth. It consists of an artificial root, a prosthetic abutment and a crown.
The artificial root is screw made from titanium or zirconia, which are biocompatible materials that don’t cause allergic reactions or intolerance. The implant is anchored in the jawbone with a simple procedure under local anesthesia. This root will gradually integrate and consolidate with the alveolar bone during the period of osseointegration.
After the osseointegration period and the healing of the soft tissues (the gum) a prosthetic abutment is inserted on the implant, it works as a bond and a shock absorber between the implant and the crown. The prosthetic abutment is very important for the sustainability and success of implant treatment.
The dental crown replaces the visible part of the tooth. At Khelil’s Dental Center, and thanks to our state-of-the-art equipment, the impression is now digital in 3D to make the artificial tooth (crown). This digital intraoral device offers our patients comfort and avoids the unpleasant sensation during the traditional impression-taking with paste. As practitioners, the optical impression offers us perfect precision and saves us time. The crown is designed in ceramic or zirconia; it takes the same size, shade and shape as the natural tooth.
The dental implant effectively replaces the visible and invisible part of the tooth, it acts and feels like a natural tooth. The crown has a very natural, aesthetic appearance and fits perfectly with the gum tissue. It has an identical appearance with the rest of the teeth.
The implant preserves the bone structure and prevents bone resorption. It preserves the structure of the face and its physiognomy. This device is fixed in the bone, it restores the functional roles of the tooth.
The implant also restores chewing and phonation. It also protects against gum recession and tooth loosening. The lifespan of an implant is almost unlimited with good dental hygiene and regular follow-up with the dentist.
A lost tooth can become, over time, a source of oral health problems, such as:
The dental implant can replace a tooth or even an entire dentition and even a tooth that is too damaged.