What exactly is a dental implant?
A dental implant is the permanent solution to a missing tooth. A new dental root (this is typically a titanium screw) is implanted (surgically inserted) into your jaw bone so that you now have a natural, new tooth in place of the missing one. The newly inserted implant is topped with a crown and abutment that helps the new root look exactly like a real tooth.
How are dentures different from dental implants?
The primary difference between a set of dentures and a dental implant is that dentures are detachable and require special maintenance like cleaning. Dental implants, on the other hand, are permanent replacements for missing teeth and feel natural and comfortable.
What are the advantages of opting for dental implants?
There are multiple benefits offered by dental implants. Apart from looking and feeling like real teeth, dental implants feel natural and cause no discomfort. You can choose to eat whatever you like (unlike dentures that can often prove embarrassing) and moreover, dental implants are permanent.
The good news is that modern dental implant procedures enjoy a high success rate and is fairly affordable.
Who is qualified to perform dental implant procedures?
Your dental surgeon may be able to complete the dental implant procedure right in his clinic. If not, he may recommend you to a qualified and trained cosmetic dental specialist who will then perform the procedure.
What is the cost of getting a dental implant?
The cost of dental implants varies according to several factors such as the number of implants you’d like; the skill and experience level of your dental surgeon and the amount of insurance you are entitled to. Feel free to talk to us about the cost of getting a dental implant and we will assist in making up an affordable and personalized payment schedule.
Do dental implants cause pain?
You will be administered a local anesthetic in order to eliminate pain. If you are interested, you are welcome to discuss local anesthetic options with our staff.
How long are dental implants expected to last?
Dental implants should last a lifetime given proper oral hygiene and care. You should also consider making regular visits to your dental clinic for appropriate after-care.