Q1. Why dental implants?
A: When was the last time you tasted
a crisp autumn apple or enjoyed the sweetness of summer corn? If you avoid
smiling or eating in public because your denture may slip or a space left
by missing tooth may show, dental implants may be an option for you.
A: Dental implants are artificial substitutes for natural tooth roots. They act as an anchor for a false tooth or a set of false teeth. There are many implant systems. Ask your dentist about the system he/she is using and why.
A: During the surgical procedures required for implant insertion, the anesthesia given during surgery blocks any pain or discomfort. Postoperatively, medication for pain or swelling and to prevent infections is usually prescribed to ease any discomfort.
A: Implants are not covered by dental insurance, however some dental procedures, implant surgeries, and portions of implant restorations may be covered by dental and medical insurance policies.
A: Not unless you tell them. However, most patients tell everyone they know that they have implants.
A: In most cases, anyone healthy enough to undergo routine dental extractions or oral surgery can be considered for an implant procedure. Patients suffering from uncontrolled chronic diseases or systemic problems or behaviors and heavy smokers may not be candidates for implants.
A: While nothing works as well as a full set of natural healthy teeth, implants provide the next best thing. Generally, patients are not aware they even have implants after the short healing period. The implant replacement teeth looks, feels, and function in a manner that allows people to forget they have implants.
A: Few things last forever. Every case depends on the individual patient. Generally, the current overall dental health of the patient and the condition of the bone structure remaining in the jaws are important factors in determining long-term success rates. Of course, everyone needs regular visits to their dentists, and this is particularly important for dental implant patients.
A: Beginning in the 1950s researchers observed that the metal titanium formed a very strong bond to surrounding bone a process termed osseointegration.
After years of careful research and study dental implants titanium cylinders placed into the jawbone to support the replacement teeth were refined with high success rates there are now patients who have had implant supported teeth for more than twenty-five years.
A: There are 3 phases of dental implants:
A: The aproximate cost goes around
$2,000.00 varying the fees according to the situation of every patient.
Some cases need extra surgical procedures that will be defined during
the consultation. Make your appointment today for a free consultation
(x-ray not included).
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