Who can be a suitable candidate for dental implant treatment?
Dental implants are not age specific; they can be used in all ages, they are avoided during growing age as bone growth is still continuing. Implants can easily replace any loss of teeth. Persons with systemic conditions like blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease require special attention and more prophylactic medicines to prepare them for dental implants.
How will my teeth look after the treatment?
Teeth resemble more natural after the treatment.
Can implant procedure be done if I have lost my tooth long time back?
Yes, an implant can be placed even in that case also, but if the extent of the bone loss is more, then we need to perform bone augmenting surgery.
What is the success rate of dental implant procedure?
Dental implant procedure has high success rate compared to other dental replacements. The general health and oral hygiene play an important role in the success of implant procedure.
What is the life of a dental implant?
Dental implants can last for decades if good oral hygiene and professional care are ensured.
Is the implant procedure painful?
Dental implant procedure is done under local anaesthesia. There is less chance of any pain. Most of the patients experience no pain; some may have slight discomfort after the procedure is over.
How much time does it take during surgery to place an implant?
The time required to place an implant depends on location, accessibility and number of implants. A simple single implant takes around an hour to be placed.
What happens after surgery?
After surgery, wounds are sutured, and there are no open wounds. There will mine minor discomfort and swelling in the operated area. The same can be managed using medications. Normality will be restored in 4 to 7 days.
How about consuming food after implant surgery?
Your dentist provides a diet instruction after the surgery. Beverages, hot food, spicy food are not recommended. Eating soft, nutritious food is preferred.
Can I continue to work after surgery?
Yes, you perform normal activities after surgery, but avoid hard and strenuous works and also avoid long-distance travel after surgery.
What is the time period for healing and placement of crown (artificial tooth)?
The treatment differs from person to person according to their treatment plan. The procedure takes around 3 to 9 months depending upon the number of teeth replaced, healing of the wound and general health of the patient.