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Dr. Ameerzeb Pirzada did his Bachelors in Dental Surgery (BDS) from Pakistan, later on, he did his MPhil in Dental Materials also from Pakistan. He also has received various diplomas and certifications regarding the field of orthodontics, periodontology, implantology, and endodontics.
Dental Implants in Islamabad are being used as one of the most extensively used replacement option for missing teeth. Although people call it a very extensive and invasive procedure, which is not true. If a Consultant Surgeon knows his way around an implant he can be done within 10 to 15 minutes.
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. This builds a perfect foundation for a tooth/teeth to be placed inside the mouth. Depending on the patient the tooth can be fixed or removable.
The American Dental Association considers two implants to be the safest:
Although dental patients do fear implants according to the latest literature, implants have a success rate of 98%. The most common cause of failure of dental implants is inadequate oral health care. According to literature, surgeons know that the first 2 weeks following an implant placement is the most crucial time. If the oral hygiene is not maintained in these two weeks the implant will fail, regardless of how good the surgeon/ technique was.
Heavy smokers who tend to start smoking immediately following implant therapy are more prone to failure. Again this is because of inadequate oral hygiene.
If proper oral hygiene instructions are followed after implant treatment, the remaining 2% of failure can be nullified. At Z Dental Studio we follow protocols laid by the ADA and CDC.
Anyone can get a dental implant procedure done. However, there are certain instances where dental implants are not recommended. These are as follows:
The dental surgeon at Z Dental Studio evaluates each and every aspect and then the surgeon will make a decision whether an implant can be placed or not.
The first and most important step in the placement of an implant is the treatment plan. At Z Dental Studio planning and explaining a treatment plan to a patient is of utmost importance. The plan addresses the patient needs, what can be accomplished and what can be expected after getting an implant. Type of implant to be placed is decided by the surgeon, the pros and cons of each implant company will be addressed at Z Dental Studio.
Next, the dental implant is placed in the missing tooth root area (Also, read our post on root canal treatment in Islamabad). The implant is a titanium screw that is embedded in the bone. Titanium implants have excellent compatibility with the human tissue. When placed, that area will be stitched and given 12 to 16 weeks to heal. During this time the bone will completely surround the implant making it stable and able to resist any masticatory forces.
Once the healing period is over, a small connector is added to the implant also referred to as abutment post. This is attached in order to place the crown/the tooth. To make the new tooth/teeth the dentists at Z Dental Studio will record a 3D impression of the oral cavity. This is then sent to the dental lab and the new tooth is made on this model.
The dentists at Z Dental Studio will match the shade of the teeth and will try their level best to achieve the same tooth color as the rest of the oral cavity.
In some instances, we also offer dental implants in Islamabad by immediate loading. Immediate loading means the extraction of a decayed/ non-saveable tooth and placing a dental implant. However, during this procedure, a synthetic bone graft is added to the socket to the socket to support the implant. Immediate loading eliminates the waiting period of healing the extraction site which is usually 2-3 months. This saves a lot of time and a crown can be placed on a dental implant within 4 months instead of 7.
The bone-graft that is used by our dentist in Islamabad at Z Dental Studio is completely compatible with the human tissue, so a patient doesn't need to fear rejection by the bone graft or dental implant.
The patients who have received dental implants at Z Dental Studio feel a little discomfort after the treatment but there is no pain involved. Local Anesthesia imported from France are used at Z Dental Studio, this gives our patients pain-free dentistry.
After the Dental Implant, mild soreness is present which can be covered by painkillers.
Dental implants require the same care as natural teeth. This includes
The dental surgeons at Z Dental Studio usually recommend implants that are manufactured in the United States. They are a bit expensive but the success rate of US implants are unmatchable.
Regardless of any dental implant used, the surgeon will brief the patient what are the pros and cons of each dental implant. Our goal is to educate the patient so that they can have the ability to make an informed decision.