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Prevalent Questions Frequently Asked About Dental Implants

18 Nov 19 Healthy Teeth
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A dental implant is a surgical component that is a part of cosmetic dentistry. It interconnects with the jawbone that allows dentists to mount replacement teeth or a bridge into that area.

What is a single implant/single tooth-implant?

Single tooth dental implants are used in people who are missing a single tooth. An implant and a crown can replace it; it can work for both, the lost natural tooth and its root.

So if you are planning on getting a single implant done for the first time here are some question you must ask before you proceed.

1. How does it work?

Dental implants are surgically placed in your jawbone, serving as the roots of missing teeth. The titanium in them fuses with your jawbone so that they won't make noise, slip or cause bone damage the way fixed bridgework or dentures might.

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2. What if not one and more than one teeth are missing?

Previously, this would require dentures. Enter the placement of multiple implants in strategic locations to provide support for a denture that is located in place and doesn't move or fall out. This has been referred to as All-on 4. This benefits patients with:

  1. Partial or full dentures
  2. Multiple failing teeth
  3. Severe gum disease and/or infection

    Benefits of an All-on-4 treatment include:

  1. Fixed teeth that look and feel like natural teeth
  2. Minimal treatment and recovery time
  3. Minimal maintenance
  4. Single-visit Treatment
  5. Secure teeth that are safe and affordable

All-on-4 Treatment is the ideal alternative to improve your quality of life as well as your smile. The procedure will allow you to confidently approach the world and everyday situations with a smile and a laugh that you've been too embarrassed to show. The smile will be digitally designed to ensure a natural look that will fit your facial profile and personality.

The all on 4 bridge itself not only will look natural but will also function and perform to the same manner if not better than original teeth and will not move or fall out of place due to the fixed nature of the appliance.

The all on 4 bridge is entirely digitally designed from the placement of the implants to the fit of the bridge itself and the design of the teeth on it. This ensures the perfect natural-looking appliance with incredible balance and fits, leading to unparalleled comfort and function.

3. Why implants are the ideal choice?

Implants are ideal as they are
  • Fixed in place and won't fall out or move
  • Don’t trap food
  • Won't cause embarrassing moments that dentures will
  • Relative comparative cost to a bridge or denture but with incredible longevity and success rates
  • More comfortable to eat as they function like a normal tooth

All-on-4 Treatment is the ideal alternative to improve your quality of life as well as your smile. The procedure will allow you to confidently approach the world and everyday situations with a smile and a laugh that you've been too embarrassed to show. The smile will be digitally designed to ensure a natural look that will fit your facial profile and personality.

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4. What are the benefits of a dental implant?

Dental implants appear more natural when combined with artificial teeth as compared to dentures. They can last a lifetime, whereas a dental bridge may last around 10 years or so. These dental implants are bio-compatible, which makes them non-toxic and not rejected by the body. So, dental implants basically make a sturdy replacement tooth.

Dental implants prevent bone loss, keep adjacent teeth stable, help keep you free of gum disease, prevents facial sagging and premature aging, and so forth.

5. Is it safe?

Dental Implants are incredibly successful when performed by a qualified professional. And the process of dental implant surgery is one of the safest procedures in dentistry. Moreover, it is the only rehabilitation method that stimulates natural bone beneath the missing tooth.

6. How long do implants take to heal?

Generally, dental implants take two to several months to fuse into place. The bond around a new implant needs some time to heal to be able to secure the implant into place.

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7. Is the placement painful?

You are likely to feel some pain during the dental implant. Most patients are adequately sedated, partially sedated or numbed with an anesthetic. The goal is to make the process as painless as possible. Implants are also placed with the assistance of dental lasers. It offers leading forefront techniques for successful implant placement and patient comfort.

8. How long do dental implants last?

Many studies show the long-term survival of dental implants up to 20-year span. Dental implants were proven to be able to withstand up to a decade or more.

Summary

The overall process of dental implant will span several bookings over a number of weeks until it is fully completed. This means it can fit easily around your busy lifestyle, with the minimal inconvenience caused.