Questions to Ask Before Getting Dental Implants
Today dental implants are the most talked about procedure in dentistry. Increased life expectancy means longer period of time one has to stay with no natural tooth.
Dental Implants are the best artificial teeth solution which is preferred choice of many people. They are far better than dentures or bridges but at the same time are costlier also.
Like any other specialised medical procedure dental implants also requires qualified & professionally trained expert a regular general dentist may not be able conduct such procedure because of lack of training.
But, off late there is a disturbing trend most dental clinics advertising and claiming to be dental implants experts.
There are questions to ask before you getting dental implants, check out here.
1. Do you really need Dental Implants? Can there be some other way?
Find out from your dentist the best solution for missing tooth/teeth. Why implants are the best solution, other replacement solutions like bridges or dentures, can they be used.
There is difference between getting single tooth implant and replacing multiple teeth implants.
Your life stage also matters, if you are young, with good jaw bone, or the missing teeth is visible, then it must be replaced with an Implants unless for some medical reason.
An old person habitual of using dentures or bridges may want to give dental implants a miss, which should be perfectly fine.
You are best judge of your situation, do not get influenced by trend or dentist.
2. I see advertisement for cheap implants are they true? or should I avoid them?
Dental Implants are costly initially but in the long run they prove to cheaper than other solutions.
Read more here Real Cost of Dental Implants. Cheap implants may not be reality or may just be marketing gimmick or replica components (abutment or cheap quality dental crown over implant), are used to save cost instead on original. Even when bone is low no bone graft is placed to save cost.
Once you step in – besides implants cost – other costs like crown, x-ray, surgery are demanded. If, with all the costs added up it is still cheaper than than most in your market then your must look at doctor’s qualification and experience. A qualified implantologist (someone with a 03 years masters degree – MDS, do NOT FALL FOR unrecognized short term courses from any foreign location) is your best bet for implants.
3. Does dental implant hurt?
Dental Implant surgery is minimally invasive surgery and is nearly painless procedure. It is performed under local anesthesia. After implants are placed they do not hurt. After surgery there may be discomfort, which can las
4. What are risks involved in dental implant placement?
Yes unless you are in safe hands risks in implant surgery are real.
In the lower lower jaw there is mandibular nerve, and and upper you have maxillary nerve in addition there are another gaymanova sinus, these should not be damaged while performing surgery.
None of these should be touched or hurt accidentally while placing the implant. A qualified prosthodontist is an absolute must for right placement of the prosthetic and thus avoiding any nerve damage. More on dental implants risks read here.
5. What are the contraindications to dental implants or tooth implants?
Absolute contraindications (where implants should be not be done) — cancer, mental diseases, diseases of blood, diseases of joints and bone tissue, tuberculosis, immune system disorders, inflammatory diseases of the oral mucosa, uncompensated diabetes mellitus, bruxism, HIV, endocrine disorders, allergic reactions to anesthesia.
Besides absolute contraindications to implant placement, other situation where implants should be avoided – small distance to the nasal and maxillary sinuses, insufficient quantity and quality of bone in the implant site.
Relative — situations that should be remedied or cured by the time of implant surgery is done. These include caries, gingivitis, periodontitis, presence of pathological occlusion, atrophic changes or defects in bone tissue, Smoking, pregnancy and lactation, the patient has cysts or acute purulent processes in the oral cavity.
As for Smoking, it is in principle easy to make compatible with implantation, as the smoker may reject the implant. Therefore, prior to surgery you must stop smoking for a period of 10 days to 2 weeks.
Pregnancy is not an absolute contraindication for implantation: the most important thing to do the surgery between 4 and 6 months of pregnancy to drugs used in anesthesia, should not cause harm to the developing fetus.
A Few More Questions to Ask Before Getting Dental Implants
6. Can you trust the clinics that offer to teeth in a day?
In a day nothing gets done!
In the age of fast food and quick fixes, doing something quickly may not be advisable when your body is involved. Before dental implant is placed, it is necessary to examine the patient for the presence of disease and test bodies ability to handle stress, because initially implants are stressful for the body.
In rare cases same day implant should be done but again should not be used as USP or advertisement slogan which is mostly misleading. Teeth in a day uses basal implants mostly, read about basal implants.
7. Can we rely on cost as measure when choosing an implant: what price is optimal?
In fact, expensive does not mean good.
Currently there are a large number of implants available in Indian market, price should be a criteria to choose implants but your body condition should be
Center for Dental Implants & Esthetics relies on its 16 years experience has choose implants for various purposes. A healthy person with good amount of jaw bone and good oral health can consider our economy range of implant.
An old person with lesser jaw bone, needing support in healing and ossification should consider Nobel Biocare implants. Check out dental Implant prices in Gurgaon.
8. How long can the implant serve?
Everything depends on the implant system used and methods of installation. On average an implant can last upto 20 – 30 years.
Healing and lifetime of an implant is also affected by bone quality and the location of the implant as well as osteointegration over time.
10. How many implants can be done in a person’s mouth? Are there any restrictions?
Theoretically all 32 implants can be placed in persons mouth but for practical reasons this may not be possible.
As the number goes up, all-on-4 and all-on-6 implants should be used as method to save costs as well as discomfort to patient.
If you still have Questions to ask before getting dental implants