What Is a Dental Implant?

Sunday, 01. 3. 2010  –  Category: Implant Dentistry

Dental implants are machine-made replacements for tooth roots. They can be used to anchor on a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or support a denture, or even restore an entire mouth. Dental implants are made of pure titanium or titanium alloy. Titanium is very strong and is biologically inert and unlike most metals is […]

Dental Implant Costs $$$

Sunday, 01. 3. 2010  –  Category: Implant Dentistry

There can be a huge variation of dental implant costs from office to office. Certified Specialists, being more trained, notably will charge more than will a General Dentist. Generally speaking, Dental Implants and Dental Implant Restorations are among the most costly of all dental procedures. Basic fees for placing a single implant where suitable bone […]

What is the Success of Dental Implants?

Saturday, 01. 2. 2010  –  Category: Implant Dentistry

Much depends on where dental implants are placed and what they will be called upon to do. Small, skinny implants are less successful that longer, wider-diameter ones.  It is a matter of basic engineering support. Overall  health, quality of bone, oral hygiene, diabetes, smoking and the degree of functional stress placed on implant sites all […]

What Can Go Wrong With Implants?

Saturday, 01. 2. 2010  –  Category: Implant Dentistry

In addition to general dental services risks including local anaesthetic risks, there are number of other specific risk factors associated with having Dental Implants. The principle ones are: 1. Infections 2. Non-integration 3. Nerve damage 4. Progressive slow degeneration of bone 5. Breakages. While these complications sometimes do occur, they tend to be rare and […]

Does It Hurt To Have Dental Implants?

Saturday, 01. 2. 2010  –  Category: Implant Dentistry

The procedure to surgically place a single dental implant is most commonly performed with local anesthesia (freezing), and can be done entirely painlessly. Post-operatively, patients often report that they experienced less pain from having an implant placed than from having a tooth extracted. After anesthesia wears off it is reasonable to expect some discomfort that […]