Taking care of your health is much more than going to the doctor when you are affected by the symptom of some disease, because the human body needs care in all areas, for example, in your teeth.
This is because, in addition to the aesthetic issue, teeth are responsible for the mechanical digestion of food and their malfunction can lead to several problems.
In this context, if you are in need of an implant, in this article, we will explain everything you need to know to get a free dental implant through SUS, check it out!
About the Smiling Brazil project
As stated before, a person's health must be analyzed in several aspects, among them, oral health, because, in addition to the aesthetic issue, a well cared for mouth reflects in the absence of pain, in a better mechanical digestion of food, in addition to several other things.
For this reason, in 2003, the Smiling Brazil Project was created, which aims to provide free and quality dental treatment to needy and low-income people through the structure of the SUS – Unified Health System.
Through this project, the Ministry of Health aims to make services such as fillings, application of fluoride, among other things, spread throughout the country, causing a decrease in the number of cases of oral problems.
Therefore, the services offered by Projeto Brasil Sorridente can be obtained through PSF (Family Health Centers) throughout the country.
Who can participate in the Smiling Brazil project?
As it is a project offered by the SUS (Sistema Único de Saúde), whose precepts are the universality of its service, basically anyone can register for dental treatment through the Smiling Brazil Program.
However, as the program focuses on offering dental services to people with low incomes, Bolsa Família beneficiaries have priority in the queue.
How do I participate in the Smiling Brazil project?
If you are interested in obtaining free dental services through the SUS and, therefore, intend to enroll in the Brasil Sorridente program, then all you need to do is:
- enter the site https://aps.saude.gov.br/ape/brasilsorridente
- Search for the nearest health unit to you that offers the services of Brasil Sorridente;
- Make your online registration to receive your treatment;
- Go to the health unit where you scheduled the appointment with your documents;
If you prefer, you can go directly to a health unit closest to you and schedule in person.
However, before that, make sure that she offers this kind of service.
What services does Brasil Sorridente offer?
The Smiling Brazil Project basically offers almost all types of dental services available (except those for aesthetic purposes only).
Among the services are: surgeries, biopsies, dental braces, treatment for cavities, wisdom teeth removal, fluoride, restorations, exams, oral cleaning, tooth extraction and dental implant.
Who can get a dental implant?
In dentistry, there are several types of oral treatments for each type of problem.
Therefore, not every treatment can be used in some cases and it is up to the professional in the area (in this case, the dentist) to decide whether or not the patient needs a dental implant.
In this context, basically, people who have lost their tooth (completely) and people who need to extract the tooth can receive dental implants.
However, this treatment must be determined by a professional in the area.
When is a dental implant not indicated?
As stated earlier, each case is different and it is up to the dentist to determine whether a dental implant is the best option, given that there are less invasive treatments.
For example, the use of dentures, reconstruction of the tooth from a piece that is still in the patient's mouth, among other approaches.
However, in general, dental implants are not recommended in the following cases:
- Patients with high blood pressure, chronically ill, infected, anemic and diabetic patients can only perform the dental implant procedure if authorized by the doctor;
- Patients who take drugs with bisphosphonates cannot have dental implants (this drug is used against Paget's disease and against malignant neoplasms, for example) because this drug works by inhibiting bone maturation;
- Children and adolescents who are still growing, as the facial bone needs to be matured;
What does it take to get a dental implant?
Considering that the implant is a somewhat complicated dental procedure, as it involves surgery, before doing it, the dentist usually asks the patient to perform some tests so that it is possible to verify how the situation of the place is.
In this context, the exams are:
- Computed tomography;
- Panoramic radiography;
- Exam to analyze glucose level, risk of infection, among other things;
These two exams help in locating the bone, locating the tooth and make the dentist able to plan the surgery in the best possible way.
Therefore, when a patient starts treatment to have a dental implant, SUS usually offers all these exams for free.
How is a dental implant done?
Dental implant is a dental treatment that consists of placing a fixed tooth in the patient's mouth.
This means that if you don't have teeth and don't want to wear a dental prosthesis (dentures), you can put a tooth through an implant.
In this procedure, the dentist will use a pin (titanium, for example) attached to the bone to replace the root and, therefore, minor surgery is necessary.