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Dental Implant Consultation FAQs and More
If you have an upcoming dental implant consultation, you should be prepared to ask many questions. Below we will review some of the frequently asked questions about dental implants so that you can be prepared.
Frequently asked questions
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is a little post manufactured using titanium that replaces the root of the tooth. The post, also called an abutment, is placed on the dental implant and helps to connect the substitute dental crown with the implant. The dental crown is usually a custom design that matches the shape of your natural tooth.
Why do people choose dental implants?
Dental Implants give you the closest feeling and appearance of a natural tooth. In contrast to other tooth restoration options, dental implants are stable and do not slip or make sounds when talking, eating, or laughing. They are beneficial to the jawbone’s health, thus maintaining your facial structure.
What is the cost of getting dental implants?
Since no two patients are equal, the dental implant procedure is typically unique, which means the cost, the number of dental appointments needed, and processes will differ based on specific needs. You should consult an AAID certified dental implant professional for a thorough examination and diagnosis to know the treatment requirements and possible fees.
Can any dentist perform the procedure?
Dental implants are advanced dental appliances and must be cautiously inserted to reduce implant failure or complications. To get the best outcome, select a dental implant professional with education, experience and expertise in implant dentistry.
How long does the teeth replacement procedure take?
Every patient is unique. After the initial examination, the implant dentist should give you a treatment plan and expected completion time. The period usually depends on your requirements, dental/medical records, jawbone health, tissue health and the techniques being used. The procedure can take between a few months to a year in complicated cases.
Are dental implants safe?
Dental implants have been in use for several decades with a sterling record of safety of efficiency. However, as with every other medical treatment, complications can occur. You can hopefully avoid this by choosing a professional implant dentist.
Before going through with the procedure you must inform your dentist of your medical history since there are medical conditions that may affect healing and cause bleeding.
Is the procedure painful?
Before the procedure, the dentist will administer anesthesia to sedate you during the treatment. In most cases, you should be able to return to your normal routine in no time. The discomfort fades over a relatively short period of time.
Can children get dental implants?
Yes. Children missing their permanent teeth due to injury or accident can get dental implants as a better and lasting solution. It is advisable to book an appointment with the dentist immediately after the tooth is lost. Generally, the dentist would recommend a waiting period until the child’s facial growth and development is complete. The average age for girls and boys is 16 and 18, respectively.
How do I take care of dental implants?
Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper dental care. The oral hygiene routine is just like caring for a healthy tooth — brush, floss and keep a regular appointment with your dentist for cleaning and checkups.
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