Que:What are the benefits of dental implants?
Ans: Your new dental implant will look and feel like natural teeth. With dental implants you will have more confidence to smile and even be able to bite an apple! Dental implants can replace a removable denture with fixed teeth. Dental implants stop your gums and bone from shrinking which reduces the aging effect caused by losing teeth.
Que: Is dental implant surgery painful?
Ans: We make sure that our patients feel no discomfort during the placement of the dental implant. This is through using an effective local anesthetic. Post-operatively we prescribe painkillers to ensure that our patients remain comfortable.
Que:How long does the treatment take?
Ans:For routine cases treatment time is usually 12-16 weeks. More complex cases can take longer. Parameters like bone volume, patient’s medical status, bone grafting can increase the treatment. More specific treatment schedule will be explained after the initial consultation.
Que: How often will I need to have my dental implants checked?
Ans: It is essential that you continue to maintain good oral hygiene and routine bi- annual check-ups. Once in a year you must see your Implantologist for the longevity of your implants.
Que: Am I the right candidate for dental implants?
Ans: A general good health and missing teeth makes you eligible to have dental implants. Apart from few medical conditions, almost everyone can have dental implants. Uncontrolled diabetes and bruxism are two conditions which do not favor a good end result. If the diabetes is under controlled one can achieve good results with dental implants.
If you are a smoker, you must be ready to quit smoking at least for 10 days after placement of dental implants, till the time gums heal properly.
You must have good quality and quantity of bone for implant placement. However, even people who have lost significant amount of bone can qualify for dental implant treatment with additional procedures to add bone or create new bone. Advances in this type of treatment have made it possible for thousands of patients who would not previously have been considered candidates to have successful implant procedures.