Understand everything about dental implants
Have you heard of dental implants? Are you considering this option to correct your smile, but you are having trouble getting the big picture and finding your way around? We understand! This is why we will go over together all the most common questions regarding dental implants.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a screw placed in the gum tissue, which acts as an artificial root. This is the part of the tooth that you cannot see, while the crown is the visible part of the tooth. Our dentists therefore install a porcelain crown or a porcelain bridge on the dental implant. Dental implants are a good option if you have broken or missing teeth.
Why an implant?
An implant serves to securely and permanently replace one or more missing teeth. Tooth loss causes bone loss and the implant is the only treatment to date that can prevent this from happening. If you are missing one or more teeth and want to regain a functional, full and aesthetic smile, a dental implant may be the solution for you.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
- The dental implant gives the same feeling as a natural tooth;
- Dental implants are durable and provide a long term solution;
- Dental implants allow you to maintain the natural shape of your face and smile;
- Dental implants help prevent bone resorption by preserving and stimulating bone;
- Dental implants are more stable than dentures;
- Dental implants do not interfere with your speech or chewing;
- Maintaining dental implants is simple.
Is it painful to have a dental implant placed?
It is a fear that many people have about different dental treatments. Many of our patients tell us that ultimately it hurts less than they anticipated before the operation. Thanks to the anesthesia and the painkillers you will need to take after the operation, having a dental implant is not painful.
What is the lifespan of a dental implant?
Ideally, for life! We can say that the average lifespan of a dental implant is 10 to 20 years. It depends on several factors, including its location in the mouth, the patient’s oral hygiene and regular follow-up visits to DentisteALaval.com.
What are the side effects or risks of dental implants?
Problems with dental implants are very rare; they represent less than 3% of cases of this type of treatment; but we still want to mention them to you. The main problem is infection, but this largely depends on the patient’s oral hygiene, and is therefore preventable in most cases. Other possible problems are the failure of osseointegration (due to a lack of bone density) or the rejection of the implant by the body.
What is the average price of a dental implant?
It is difficult to give an average price, as there are a multitude of factors that will make each situation unique. The good news is that part of the treatment may be covered by your insurance and is tax deductible. We also provide financing. A personalized evaluation meeting will allow us to give you a price based on your specific case.
Here is a list of some factors that influence the price of dental implants:
- The number and type of dental implants to be installed
- Bone grafting, if necessary
- The laying of crowns and bridges
Would you like to make an appointment with a dentist from our team of dentists in Laval to determine if dental implants are the solution for you? Call us or contact us now!