The 10 most frequently asked questions about dental implants
Having a beautiful and healthy smile is easier than ever these days thanks to dental implants. Implants provide a functional, optimal and aesthetic solution to the tooth loss, bringing back your best smile and improving your oral health and overall quality of life.
However, patients often have many questions about how the treatment works before getting a dental implant, which is why our Casanova25 Clinic has decided to answer the most frequently asked questions about this procedure. Let’s go!
Dental Implants. The 10 most frequently asked questions
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a titanium screw that is placed in the jaw bone to serve as an artificial root. The implant is designed in a bioinert metal, that is, a material that is biocompatible for long-term implantation in the human body. This artificial piece integrates naturally into the bone and acts as a support for the new tooth.
What is a dental implant with immediate loading?
As its name suggests, an immediate loading dental implant involves the same-day placement of the dental implant and prosthesis, reducing waiting times as a result.
Despite being a same-day procedure, it’s important to remember that the bone and gums still need to go through the same healing processes, and therefore immediate loading is normally used for provisional prostheses.
This treatment is only recommended in specific cases, since a certain quantity and quality of adequate bone is required for an immediate loading implant procedure to be a success.
What are the advantages of an implant?
Dental implants replace your damaged or lost teeth and you will fully recover your mouth’s aesthetics and functionality. In addition, it will also increase your self-esteem and boost your self-confidence in your interactions with others.
Can anyone get a dental implant?
Yes, anyone can get a dental implant. For patients who suffer from diseases such as diabetes, anxiety, hypertension and heart disease, it will simply be necessary to have a controlled follow-up before proceeding with the treatment.
Can I get a dental implant if I’m pregnant?
Yes, dental implants are safe during pregnancy, although we recommend waiting until after delivery for treatment.
Are there any age restrictions for implants?
Dental implants can be placed from the moment the patient finishes growing. Girls finish growing at approximately age 16-18 and boys at 17-19. There is no age limit for implants, and the procedure can help older people improve their quality of life.
Is the implant process uncomfortable or painful?
No. Any discomfort is minimal. Local anesthesia is applied during the procedure to ensure that the patient has a pain-free experience.
How do I take care of my dental implants?
Caring for dental implants is simple and easy and follows the same rules as regular dental care: proper hygiene, thorough brushing and regular flossing. In addition, we highly recommend avoiding tobacco and other substances like alcohol to improve the life expectancy of implants.
How long do implants last?
Implants don’t have an expiration date, but how long they last depends on the patient’s basic oral care and regular visits to our clinic for periodic check-ups, cleaning and maintenance.
How often will I have to visit the dental specialist?
The patient should follow the check-up program that our specialist will provide after a dental implant treatment, visiting our dental clinic for regular check-ups and cleanings.
Regular visits mean that the specialist will be able to spot any issues with the implant and prescribe the proper treatment to keep your implant healthy and clean.
These are the answers to the 10 most frequently asked questions about dental implants. Do you have more questions about this treatment? Contact us through our contact form or visit us at Casanova25. Our specialist will give you all the advice you need to ensure you get the treatment that best suits your needs.