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A dental implant is a titanium root that is screwed into the bone to replace the root or roots of a missing tooth or teeth.
As it is only a false root, and not a whole tooth, it is necessary to cover this implant with a crown (prosthesis that can be made in different alloys, as is the case for conventional prostheses on natural teeth).
The installation of the dental implant therefore involves a surgical phase, which is usually very light and operated under local anesthesia.
This technique therefore makes it possible to replace missing teeth, without resorting to removable prosthesis designs, or to bridges whose longevity is limited and which often require devitalizing and mutilating healthy teeth.
The technique was developed in the 1950s by a Swedish surgeon and is two-fold :
Implantation of the dental implant: under local anesthesia, the practitioner incises the gum and creates space in the bone. He then screws or inserts the dental implant, closes the gum and then waits for the bone to heal. This phase of waiting, called "fostering”, allows for the healing of the bone around the implant (the osseointegration).
The intervention may seem complex but has been fully mastered by our professionals.
Establishment of the final prosthesis: After 2 to 6 months of healing (“fostering”), a short incision is made and the dental implant is cleared. The surgeon then installs a gingival screw.
A print should be taken shortly thereafter to allow the dental technician to develop a matrix and create the new tooth or teeth that will be posed by the dentist.
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Smoking is not a contraindication; however, it delays healing and increases the risks of implant loss.
The placement of a dental implant requires incising the gum and digging a small hole in the underlying bone. The healing time will then take about 2 to 6 months. During this period, you should follow the bellow recommendations.
- 1. Oral hygiene is essential: Regular brushing of painless areas, as well as the use of a postoperative brush specifically for the operated area, and regular mouthwashes starting the day after surgery.
- 2. Respect the treatment prescribed by your surgeon: analgesics (for pain) and antibiotics (for bacterial infections).
- 3. It is normal to feel discomfort after the procedure. However, the pain must be controlled. You must start taking analgesics before the end of the anesthesia to pre-empt the feeling of pain.
- 4. Bleeding continues for a few hours or even days after the operation: apply a compress and squeeze the bleeding for 30 minutes. Avoid spitting during the first days to avoid bleeding.
- 5. Edema and hematoma are likely to appear, then disappear within a few days after the operation. You can prevent them by applying an ice pack for several hours immediately after the procedure.
- 6. If you have trouble chewing, choose a liquid diet that is cold or warm.
- 7. Do not smoke during the days following the procedure because smoking delays healing.
- 8. Finally, no sports for several days.
The benefits of implant treatments include:
- Avoiding the use of a removable prosthesis (denture). The patient benefits from more comfort, a better masticatory efficiency, often a better speech and a better self-image.
- Not crowning and devitalizing the teeth adjacent to the edentulous area (which is required by the realization of a traditional bridge). This is very advantageous in cases where these teeth are healthy, but also in situations where these adjacent teeth have been treated but remain fragile and unable to support a bridge (due to short roots or tooth mobility).
- Stabilizing a removable prosthesis that would be mobile and inefficient. The implants then receive attachment systems that firmly stabilize the prosthesis during chewing. The patient, however, continues to remove his prosthesis for daily hygiene care.
- In some cases, implant treatment may not be recommended (for example, if the quality or quantity of bone is poor) and the dentist surgeon will advise his/her patient.
The failure rate is low, ranging between 1% and 2%.
How long does a dental implant take?
Once the dental implant is osseointegrated, it can be considered to be so for life. Just like natural teeth, prostheses placed on the implants will wear out and deteriorate over time. However, they can easily be repaired or replaced while maintaining the same dental implants.
Dental implants price
The price of a Dental implants in Tunisia coupled with a week of recovery or vacation in a 5 stars hotel is at least % cheaper than the sole procedure in Europe and for the same medical quality.
These cosmetic sugery prices include :
- The operation
- The anaesthetics
- All operating theatre charges
- 1 to 2 nights at the clinic
- The surgeon's and the anaesthetist's fees
- Pre and post operative consultations
- Post operation care carried out by a trained nurse at your hotel (if necessary)
- Medication needed during your stay in Tunisia
- All transfers (airport, hotel, clinic, ...)
- 5 to 7 nights at a 5* hotel on a half board basis
- Wellcome, assistance and organization of your stay
- Arrangement of all your appointments
- Reservation of any extra services
These cosmetic surgery prices do not include :
- Extra personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Flight ticket