FAQs about Dental Implants

With the introduction of modern dental implant therapy, dental health care has come a long way. And, despite the fact that dental implants are highly popular today, there are still many doubts and misconceptions concerning the treatment process. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about dental implants at our practice.

What exactly is a dental implant?

Titanium dental implants are essentially man-made tooth roots. They are implanted inside the bone, near to normal teeth. Once the implant has been integrated, we will place a crown, bridge, or full-arch prosthesis on top of it to complete your "smile." Dental implants cannot be removed; they are permanent.

Are dental implants costly?

Dental implants do cost more when compared to a fixed bridge or partial denture. They do, however, survive longer and so provide the best return on investment. In fact, in order to increase the accessibility and affordability of dental implants to our community, Star Specialist Hospital always offers a payment plan of upto 6 months to all our clients.

Dental implants: How much do they cost?

We can utilize fewer implants overall since we don't need to place an implant in the area of every missing tooth. This will greatly reduce the cost of your implant. We will need to assess your unique oral anatomy first in order to present you with a firm price.

Who is eligible for dental implants?

Adults with healthy gum tissues and dense bone are the best candidates for dental implants. They can already be lacking teeth or need to have some extracted.

Are dental implants safe?

Absolutely. The surgery and rehabilitation of dental implants are exceedingly safe, hypoallergenic, and biocompatible. They are the only tooth replacement option that does not harm your original teeth.

What number of implants will I require?

Because dental implants can be used to anchor multi-tooth restorations (such as a bridge or "All-on-4"), the number of implants required will be determined by the number of missing teeth. Individual implants will be required for each location of lost teeth. A full-arch prosthesis, on the other hand, may only require four dental implants in total.

Is dental implant surgery painful?

Because dental implants are less invasive, they can usually be performed with numbing medication. In fact, I've had patients tell me that getting an implant was considerably less painful than having their tooth pulled. If you're replacing missing teeth across your mouth, anesthesia may be preferable to help you relax during a longer process.

Are implants truly superior to dentures or bridges?

Yes. Dental implant treatment keeps us from changing the structure of neighboring natural teeth. Furthermore, they are not removable in the same way that a denture or partial is. These tooth replacement therapies are designed to appear and feel like natural teeth.

If I have dental implants, can I eat everything I want?

Yes. Each prosthetic tooth is stronger than natural teeth. Dental implants, once integrated, let you to consume anything from steak to corn on the cob. There is no forbidden food. Furthermore, when compared to dentures, you will have substantially stronger biting and chewing capabilities when eating.

How long may dental implants be expected to last?

Dental implants might potentially last the rest of your life if properly cared for and peri-implantitis (the implant type of gum disease, which is preventable) is avoided. They are considerably superior to other popular tooth replacements due to their incredibly high success rate.

Do dental implants function similarly to natural teeth?

Yes. Dental implants, like anatomical teeth, have a framework that sits inside your bone. On top of the implants, we place a crown or bridge to fill in the functional area that you see when you smile. These restorations are unlike any other sort of tooth replacement because they are modeled after the same shape and size of teeth.

Is it difficult to maintain dental implants?

Absolutely not. These dental restorations are relatively simple to care for. Brush and floss around the dental implant framework, and schedule regular six-month exams with our Scottsdale dentist. Consider each dental implant as though it were a natural part of your smile.

What materials are dental implants composed of?

The vast majority of dental implants are composed of titanium, which is a hypoallergenic metal. Titanium is safe for your oral tissues because, once implanted, it stimulates bone formation and integration with the implant surface. There are also some porcelain dental implant designs available.

Is it possible to obtain dental implants if I already have dentures?

Yes. It makes no difference how many teeth we need to replace or whether you already wear full or partial denture prosthesis. You may be a candidate for this treatment if you have enough bone to sustain the dental implants. Some denture wearers will even have their existing prosthesis converted into a snap-on overdenture (implant stabilized dentures.)

What is involved in the insertion of dental implants?

Dental implants may necessitate additional treatments such as tooth extraction, bone grafting, or sinus lift. The standard implant process, on the other hand, is relatively simple; the specialists at Star Specialist Hospital can usually put it with only a small amount of numbing medication. Sedation may also be an option if you are undergoing many implants. Our implant surgery clinic will create a personalized treatment plan for you so that you understand the entire step-by-step procedure (including how much implants cost in your situation.)

Implant dentistry at Star Specialist Hospital

If you have missing teeth due to tooth decay, gum disease, or previous oral trauma, Star Specialist Hospital Dental Clinic can help you restore your smile. This easy surgical procedure is possibly easier than you anticipated. To schedule a no-obligation evaluation, please contact us now.