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Dental Implant Frequently Asked Questions

Dental implants and other advanced dental solutions can help you achieve the flawless smile you want. This dream can be fulfilled at any age. Many patients, however, often have essentially similar questions about treatment options on their minds. We've covered a few of the most frequently asked questions related to dental implantation and more.

No. 1: How severe is the pain during implantation?

ANSWER: To begin with, it is worth noting that the whole process takes place using anesthetics, the dose of which is determined by the doctor after studying a number of tests. Special modern equipment allows you to do all the manipulations as quickly as possible and without damaging adjacent tissues. Pain may appear after the anesthetic has stopped acting. However, do not forget that the doctor must draw up a treatment plan, which includes pain relievers. If you follow the guidelines of your doctor, the patient may experience little or no discomfort during treatment.

No. 2: Can everyone get implants?

ANSWER: At the initial consultation with a dentist-surgeon, the patient answers a number of questions, the answers to which will allow assessing the presence or absence of certain diseases. The patient then provides test results that also demonstrate overall health. If the dentist-surgeon still has questions, he will recommend an additional examination. Diseases that are especially carefully analyzed or are contraindications include:

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Recently undergone radiation therapy
  • Immunodeficiency states
  • Oncology

No.3: Are there different implants or are they all given the same?

ANSWER: Of course, they are different. There are at least four types of implants. In each case, the dentist-surgeon makes an informed decision together with the orthopedist. The structure of bone tissue, bite, the general condition of the oral cavity are studied.

No. 4: How long does the patient get used to the implants in the mouth?

ANSWER: Patients who have lived with missing teeth for many years may experience discomfort associated only with biting their tongue or cheeks. After a couple of days, the language will get used to the changes.

No. 5: How is it determined whether the implant has taken root?

ANSWER: This analysis is performed exclusively by a dentist. On average, 3 months after the implant placement, an X-ray examination is performed, which shows the tissue density, which, ideally, should correspond in density to the area without the implant.

No. 6: How many years do implants last?

ANSWER: About 20-30 years. However, the patient plays an important role here. Oral hygiene and the absence of a number of diseases affect the durability of the implants.

No. 7:Do all teeth need to be treated before implantation?

ANSWER: Yes, this is a prerequisite. Implantation is performed after mouth sanitation, as well as the removal of dental plaque.

No. 8:Do I need to undergo additional examinations after the operation?

ANSWER: Yes, several more visits are needed after the operation: 1) correction after 2 weeks 2) correction after 3 months 3) correction after 1 year These are mandatory procedures

No.9: How long does it take to recover from surgery?

ANSWER :

  • Day 2 after surgery: an examination of the oral cavity.
  • Day 3: Trying on the frameworks of future prostheses.
  • Day 4: a re-examination of the state of engraftment of the implants for the presence of inflammation.
  • Day 5-6: Placement of a permanent prosthesis.

Note. This is the case with one-stage implantation and implantation "All in 4/6". In the case of classical implantation, it takes 3-6 months to install the prosthesis.

On the departure day: a final examination is carried out, you receive a list of general and individual recommendations for the care of the oral cavity, implants, and prostheses. We also issue you a passport with a guarantee for implants and a schedule of preventive examinations for a year. No hospitalization is required after the operation. You can get from the dentist to the hotel without assistance. However, it will be better if you come with a relative or loved one who can support you and provide you with the necessary postoperative care. Your doctor will give you recommendations to help speed up the healing and recovery process after surgery. As early as 2-5 days after the operation, the discomfort will practically cease to bother you.

No. 10: What transport is better to return home?

ANSWER: We would not recommend that you use air transport, especially if an operation was performed to implant implants in the upper jaw. We recommend refraining from flying and heavy overloads during the month. As for land transport, there are no restrictions.

No. 11: How to prepare for surgery?

ANSWER: One hour before the operation, you need to eat a lot, giving preference to healthy food. Refrain from strong tea, coffee, alcohol, spicy and salty foods. It is forbidden to smoke, not to be nervous, and take any sedatives, especially those containing alcohol. Failure to follow these guidelines can affect the effect of anesthesia.

Particular attention should be paid to oral hygiene.

Remember that the surgery can take several hours, so we advise you to wear comfortable and comfortable clothing.

No.12: Do I need general anesthesia for implantation?

ANSWER:  No, general anesthesia is not required. The operation can be performed under local anesthesia in the absence of contraindications.

No.13: My grandfather lost all his teeth. He has difficulty using dentures. Is there any alternative?

The prosthesis can be attached to 4-6 implants. They serve as secure and stable support on which crowns, bridges, or dentures can be fixed. The prosthesis, fixed with implants, becomes stable, holds in place, and does not cause problems with speech or food intake. It can be removed for cleaning just like a conventional removable denture.

No.14: I want to have sparkling white teeth like a Hollywood star. Can you do this with bleach?

In Europeans, sparkling white teeth (the Hollywood smile) often look rather unnatural. In our eyes, fewer white teeth are more aesthetic. Try whitening first at a clinic specializing in cosmetic dentistry. Since the degree of whitening is very individual for everyone, the result obtained may still not be satisfying. In this case, using veneers will help. These are very thin ceramic shells that attach to the teeth. With the help of veneers, both small defects and small spaces between teeth, the so-called diastemas, can be corrected.

No.15: My child has lost his front root tooth. Is it possible for him to get an implant now or does he need to wait until he grows up?

Dental implants can only be placed from the age of 18. Until this age, the child's body grows and forms, the whole body changes, including the jaw. A temporary prosthesis must be placed in the place of the missing tooth... This prosthesis is attached to adjacent teeth and does not cause any inconvenience. The prosthesis is necessary so that the adjacent teeth grow correctly so that there is no deformation of the bone and gums, and of course, this is important from an aesthetic point of view. 

One way or another, a denture is needed primarily to maintain healthy tooth growth. Since the tooth will be absent until the age of 18, the bone will become thinner over time. This always happens at the site of the missing tooth. Therefore, when implantation is possible for a grown child, he will need to do bone grafting, that is, to build up the bone artificially and only after that install the implant.

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