8th March 2015, Dubai, UAE: Gone are the days when dentures were the only option to fix missing teeth. Today, more and more people are getting dental implants to replace missing teeth and rightly so. Designed to feel and function like your natural teeth, dental implants are a long-term solution embedded in the jawbone to restore a patient’s ability to eat, speak and smile with confidence.
Dental implant involves surgery, and is best done by a trained surgeon. Implants are made of titanium metal that "fuses" with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. This is why implants never slip or make discomforting noises like dentures do.
The good thing about implants is that when properly cared for, they can last a lifetime. Unlike dentures or fixed bridges, implants will neither affect your neighboring teeth nor lead to bone loss in the jaw.
In Dubai, Dr. Michael's Dental Clinic has the most advanced practice and technology to perform dental implants surgery. Prof. Steen Sindet-Pedersen, the clinic's Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon brings many years of experience in dental and maxillofacial implantology, bone grafting and restorative surgery which allow him to successfully place dental implants even in "high-risk" patients suffering from chronic health conditions, gum disease or bone loss in the jaw area.
Prof Steen said, "The good thing about implants is that when properly cared for, they can last a lifetime. Unlike dentures or fixed bridges, implants will neither affect your neighboring teeth nor lead to bone loss in the jaw."
According to Prof. Steen, dental implants are usually done as 'keyhole surgery' using a local anaesthetic and is a painless procedure. There is minimal pain and discomfort which can be easily controlled with painkillers for a short period of time. There is usually no need to be absent from work following implant surgery.
Moreover, Dr. Michael's Dental Clinic is the only practice in the UAE that houses Carestream CS 9300 CBCT, the latest in 3-D dental imaging machine that offers the highest image quality and lowest dose of radiation.
"Our CBCT is a great tool for planning dental implant surgeries. It improves predictability, quality and safety of the procedure. It is also used to plan and simulate dental implant surgery ensuring that the most suitable type of implant is used and securing that no nerve damage or damage to other structures happen during the surgery."
To book an appointment with Prof. Steen, please call Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic at 04-3949433 or 04-3397700.