Implant is an excellent way to replace missing tooth or teeth. If you are missing one or more teeth but do not like a full or partial denture and would prefer to leave the adjacent teeth untouched, implants are wonderful choice. Implant is a small titanium cylinder that is inserted into the of the jaw to replace the root of a missing tooth. Implants can be used to replace a single tooth, several teeth or to form a supporting structure for a denture. The number of implants required for each case can vary. Implants are very strong and solid. With implant-supported dentures, people can talk and laugh without worry that their teeth might slip and they can enjoy eating foods that a denture-wearer would otherwise avoid.
The “best implant dentist” should come up with the “best dental implant” solutions for “your” dental concerns. For example, if you are missing a tooth, the best treatment could be a dental implant that would minimize damage to surrounding teeth and give you a happier, healthier more confident smile.
Are dental implants painful?
Almost all patients report that there is a very little or no discomfort and that they were way more comfortable following the implant placement than they anticipated. Implants are placed in a very easy fashion and much care is taken to the patient. Anesthesia is used to make sure patient is comfortable during the procedure. We may recommend that you speak with another patient who has already had dental implant for tooth replacement therapy to assess their personal experience.
What are the benefits from dental implants?
The obvious benefits of implant treatment include appearance, the enhanced ability to chew and enjoy your food and protection of your remaining teeth and jawbone. Dental implants offer many benefits never before available for the treatments of missing teeth. In short, dental implants will look, feel and function like your real teeth.
How long does dental implant placement take?
Dental implant placement will vary depending on your situation, between 20 to 60 minutes. After the implant placement we wait for a few months for complete healing before the final restoration. It is often possible to get well-functioning and esthetic looking teeth within few weeks. In some cased it may be necessary to wait longer in order to let the implant site heal.
How much will it cost?
The fee for dental implant tooth replacement depends on several factors; number of teeth being replaced and the number of implants required to support your replacement teeth. Some additional procedures may be required prior to the placement of your implants to ensure the long-term health of your dental implants. To get an accurate estimate, it is necessary to have a doctor examine your mouth. After the examination, Dr Ayoughi will recommend the treatment that is best for you and what your investment would be for the procedure.
How long dental implants last?
Most patients can expect them to last for a lifetime. Teeth which have been replaced by dental implants 30 years ago are still fine, functional and in a good condition.
How do implants compare to normal dentures?
Dental implants provide an improvement in the quality of life that dentures can’t provide. A survey was conducted of patients who had their teeth extracted and fitted with dentures, then eventually had their dentures replaced with implants. While they rated their natural teeth highest at 10, dentures rated lowest at 2 and implants were rated 9. No one won’t know you have implants but more than likely, you will tell everyone about your dental implants!