Is Implant Therapy an expensive solution?
Contrary to what you might think, conventional dentures are not always the most cost-effective solution. The cost of implant treatment varies depending on the complexity of the case. In many situations, dental implants may be more economical in the long term. Be sure to ask for a cost plan ahead of treatment.
Is the surgery painful?
Dental implants are generally inserted under local anesthetic to help minimize discomfort. If you experience any doubt about the condition of the implant site after procedure, please make sure to consult with your dentist.
Are there any risks?
Implant therapy is not an experimental approach; rather it is well-proven, state-of-the-art medical dental technique that has been scientifically tested and used for decade by dentists and surgeons worldwide. Potential risk factors may depend on oral hygiene and pre-existing medical conditions. Your dentist will evaluate whether dental implants are the option for you.
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Is there any age limitation to implant therapy?
It is possible to insert implants as soon as the jaw has stopped growing. Therefore, in young patients, dental implants can only be placed once their jaw bones are fully developed. at the other end of the spectrum, there is no age limit, given of course that the patient does not display any significant medical risk factors. This will be evaluated by the dentist.
Is ceramic "better" than titanium?
Titanium is a biocompatible metal. This means it is non-toxic and well-tolerated by the body. Implants made from titanium bond very well to living bone and have been used for decades in the medical device industry. To this day, there has been no documented case of any allergic reaction to titanium. Because of these attributes, titanium dental implants can last for decades.
If you are looking for a metal-free alternative, there are options with ceramic implants. These are made from high-strength ceramic and designed to achieve maximum functional and esthetic demands. In case of thin or recessed gums, the implant will not shimmer through as it has the colour of a natural tooth.