What do you need to know before the dental implant surgery take place?
Can ANYONE get dental implants?
What is a life term of a dental implant?
In what cases are dental implants more preferable than crowns?
1. ARE YOU A CANDIDATE FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS?
The ideal candidate for a dental implant should be in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease.
You can get an implant beginning from 17-18, after the bone growth process has come to the end. There is no upper age limit, the main this is a patient desire and an absence of contraindication to surgery.
Dental implants surgery is not indicated for the patients with unbalanced diabetes and also with gums malignant diseases.
2. WHAT ARE THE STAGES OF DENTAL IMPLANT SURGERY?
The first stage: this procedure is the most important phase of treatment. Your dentist will examine you thoroughly to determine where and how your implant should be placed. Depending on your specific condition and the type of implant chosen, your doctor will create a treatment plan perfectly tailored to meet your needs. This program should be worked up in such a way to find an ideally suitable place and angle to make an implant surgery. It will guarantee the forming of functional and beautiful teeth over the long period of time.
The second stage: an execution of the surgery in accordance with the previously set plan of treatment. In the case of gum bone lack you will be needed to arm yourself with patience to wait for the bone regeneration. Your gums will be allowed to heal for 3-12 months following this procedure. After that it is possible to execute implantation.
3. DENTAL IMPLANTS VS BRIDGE: WHICH IS BETTER?
Implants are less susceptible to cavities under crowns, so that may lower your overall risk and increase the longevity of your dental work. High quality implants can last a lifetime. To perform bridge a dentist has to prepare neighboring teeth (root canals treatment, tooth filing down etc.) to set the bridge on them. These procedures harm the healthy teeth whereas an implant takes place of an absent tooth and dentition integrity remains.
4. TEETH IMPLANTS LIFETIME.
Dental implants can last for a long time keeping the terms of the following: strict execution of the treatment plan; adequate bone foundation is present; implant placed by experienced surgeon; restorations in harmony with surrounding gum tissue and also in a balanced bite, proper hygiene, dental calculus removal and regular follow up by your dentist. Under maintenance of these conditions a patient can count on 15 years of guarantee on the implants set.
5. WHAT IS "4 ON 4" IMPLANTATION?
In the main, this is a try to cheat the nature. A dentist performs surgery placing 4 implants (replacing 4 missing teeth). Afterwards it is possible to set from 12 to 14 teeth.
In the absence of all own teeth a person can have 32 new ones on 16 implants.
6. IS IT POSSIBLE TO SET 2 IMPLANTS REPLACING 1 TOOTH?
Undoubtedly it is possible. However, there appears teeth congestion and consequently there appears a problem in keeping them clean. An ideal care is the pledge of implants work. The narrower they are the more complicated its brushing is.
7. WHAT IS AN IMPLANT COST?
The cost of an implant depends on a doctor’s qualification: at general dental practitioner it may vary from NIS 1500-3000; at specialist from NIS3300-6000. It is highly recommended not to cut down expenses when it comes to dental implantology.
8. WHO HAS THE RIGHT AND PROPER QUALIFICATION TO CARRY OUT DENTAL IMPLANTATION?
According to Israeli legislation it is legal for a licensed dentist to place dental implants, but many of them have insufficient training to prevent, diagnose and treat complications that can occur. A patient should be aware of that while choosing a doctor to make implants. Beyond doubt, this procedure should be executed by a specialist who took 4-5 years of deep dental implantology study (besides common medical study) and who develops the necessary competences to safely and effectively plan and execute treatments with dental implants.