FAQs About Dental Implants
If you are seeking to get a dental implants procedure, then you may have questions about it. Following is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about dental implants:
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is not a tooth in and of itself. It is a tooth-replacement prosthesis. It is essentially a small titanium fixture that goes into the jawbone, upon which a single crown, a fixed bridge, a partial denture, or a full denture can be attached.
Once the implant has fused with your bone, an abutment is attached to the implant, and the artificial tooth is attached. As a result, a dental implant consists of three components: the dental implant itself, the abutment, and the artificial tooth.
Are dental implants safe?
They are a very safe procedure that dental professionals have been performing for over 30 years. Furthermore, thanks to modern technologies, the process has improved over time. While the implant procedure is considered safe, implant installation is a surgical procedure. There are risks associated with it, as with any surgical procedure. While the possibility of infection or rejection exists, the percentage of patients who experience problems as a result of implant surgery is extremely low. Before you get the procedure, you can ask your dentist about the risks associated with your individual case.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants, unlike natural teeth, are not vulnerable to dental disease such as decay; however, the health of the gums is critical to maintaining long-term implant success. Regular home care by the patient, as well as regular professional cleanings and check-ups, are significant for the long-term success of dental implants. Each patient is unique, and success is determined by diagnosis and planning, medical history, and a number of other factors.
What is the cost of dental implants?
In general, replacing a single tooth with treatment costs nearly the same as replacing it with a traditional fixed bridge. The treatment may be covered by insurance in some cases, but circumstances can vary. The cost can change depending on the patient’s oral condition, the dentist, and location.
A prosthodontist will make an evaluation based on your specific needs before determining the final cost. You can also contact your dental insurance company to learn about their coverage policies for a procedure.
When is it ideal to get dental implants?
They are suitable for almost anyone who is missing a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all of their teeth. However, only your dentist can determine the best-suited treatment considering your specific oral needs.
What are All-on-4 dental implants?
All-on-4 is a trademarked treatment procedure that entails replacing all missing teeth in one jaw with only four implants. This procedure is especially beneficial for patients who have lost a significant amount of bone in the back areas of the mouth.
To learn more about the procedure or book your appointment, please call or visit our dental office in Toronto.