Are you considering dental implants? Do you have questions you would like answered before scheduling an appointment with a denturologist? You’re in the right place! Here are a few answers to the most frequently asked questions from patients like you, who have opted for dental implants.
Dental implants are metal “roots”, usually made of highly resistant titanium, which are surgically installed in the jawbone under the gum. They act as the root of a natural tooth and can support a dental prosthesis or tooth attached thereto. Dental implants are the most effective treatment for replacing missing teeth.
Dental implants fit into the jaw bone where they will provide stable support to teeth with prostheses. The dental implant consists of a titanium screw that is integrated biomechanically into the jawbone. The screw acts as an artificial root and supports the restoration chosen. With a dental implant, it is possible to make bridges between several dental implants as if they were natural teeth. Bridges, crowns on dental implants and full dentures are extremely functional and comfortable, while giving the teeth a natural look.
Our clinic can install the following tooth restorations on your dental implants:
Implant crowns are used to replace a single missing tooth, while a bridge can replace several missing teeth in the same area. For more information on crowns and bridges, click here.
If you wear a complete dental prosthesis (denture) that feels unstable, dental implants can fix the prosthesis directly to the bone of your jaw. This is called a complete fixed implant prosthesis. In this way, you will greatly increase your chewing strength, and your prosthesis will remain well anchored in place during oral movements.
The dental implant is a state-of-the-art technique that ensures maximum reliability and restores self-confidence through tooth stability and comfort during chewing. Dental implants are the best option for replacing natural teeth, and ensure better oral health. Here are some of the main benefits of dental implants:
Does your full denture move and injure you frequently? Do you have difficulty chewing? Your gums can no longer tolerate crudeness? Does having to clean your denture during meals bother you? You may be ready for a prosthesis on implants.
Implants are nothing more and nothing less than artificial tooth roots on which your dentures are stabilized, allowing you to regain effective and comfortable chewing. Installed by an implant surgeon, the few implants serve as an anchor point for your prosthesis and provide it with the desired stability.
First of all, the installation of the implants is performed under local anesthesia at our clinic. This procedure usually lasts less than an hour and does not usually cause more pain than a tooth extraction. As soon as the procedure is completed, your dentures are modified by your denturist and fitted with a temporary cushion that will be changed at different stages of healing. Then follows the step of making and adjusting your new prosthesis on implants. This way, you will never leave the clinic without a prosthesis!
The price may vary according to the type of complete prosthesis and the number of implants. Please note that this investment in your quality of life is tax deductible, therefore more affordable than it may seem at first glance. It all starts with a free consultation with one of our denturists and our surgical team.