Questions to ask before getting dental implants



Before getting dental implants

Plan to get dental implants read this before getting dental implants.


Today dental implants are the most talked about procedure in Dentistry. Increased life expectancy means longer period of time one has to stay with no natural tooth. Dental Implants are the best artificial teeth solution which is preferred choice many people. They are far better than dentures or bridges but at the same time are costlier also.

Like any other specialised medical procedure dental implants also requires qualified & professionally trained expert a regular general dentist may not be able conduct such procedure because of lack of training.

But, off late there is a disturbing trend most dental clinics advertising and claiming to be dental implants experts. There are questions to ask before you getting dental implants, check out here.

1. Do you really need Dental Implants? Can there be some other way?

Find out from your dentist the best solution for missing tooth/teeth. Why implants are the best solution, other replacement solutions like bridges or dentures, can they be used. There is difference between getting single tooth implant and replacing multiple teeth implants.

Your life stage also matters, if you are young, with good jaw bone, and the missing teeth is visible, then it must be replaced with an Implants unless for some medical region. An old person habitual of using dentures or bridges may want to give dental implants a miss, which should be perfectly fine.

You are best judge of your situation, do not get influenced by trend or dentist.

2. I see advertisement for cheap implants are they true? or should I avoid them?

Dental Implants are costly initially but in the long run they prove to cheaper than other solutions. Read more here Real Cost of Dental Implants. Cheap implants may not be reality or may just be marketing gimmick. Once you step in – besides implants cost – other costs like crown, x-ray, surgery are demanded. If, with all the costs added up it is still cheaper than than most in your market then look at doctor’s qualification and experience. A qualified implantologist is your best for implants.

3. Does dental implant hurt?

Dental Implant surgery is minimally invasive surgery and is nearly painless procedure. It is performed under local anesthesia. After implants are placed they do not hurt.

4. What are risks involved in dental implant placement?

Yes unless you are in safe hands risks in implant surgery are real. In the lower lower jaw there is mandibular nerve, and maxillary nerve in addition there are another gaymanova sinus. None of these should be touched or hurt accidentally while placing the implant. A qualified prosthodontist is an absolute must for right placement of the prosthetic and thus avoiding any nerve damage. More on dental implants risks read here.

5. What are the contraindications to dental implants or tooth implants?

Absolute contraindications — cancer, mental diseases, diseases of blood, diseases of joints and bone tissue, tuberculosis, immune system disorders, inflammatory diseases of the oral mucosa, uncompensated diabetes mellitus, bruxism, HIV, endocrine disorders, allergic reactions to anesthesia.

Besides absolute contraindications to implant placement may be a small distance to the nasal and maxillary sinuses and insufficient quantity and quality of bone in the implant site.

Relative — those that could easily be remedied or cured by the time of implant insertion. These include caries, gingivitis, periodontitis, presence of pathological occlusion, atrophic changes or defects in bone tissue, Smoking, pregnancy and lactation, the patient has cysts or acute purulent processes in the oral cavity.

The contraindications to implant placement may even become irregular hygienic care of the teeth. That is why dentists are advised to pay special attention to hygienic procedures of the mouth for a few months before the upcoming implantation.

As for Smoking, it is in principle easy to make compatible with implantation, as the smoker may reject the implant. Therefore, prior to surgery you must stop Smoking for a period of 10 days to 2 weeks.

Pregnancy is not an absolute contraindication for implantation: the most important thing to do the surgery between 4 and 6 months of pregnancy to drugs used in anesthesia, are unable to harm the developing fetus.

And yet, at the moment there are several implant systems that put patients after chemotherapy and in diabetes, so as you can see, the categories of patients who put the implants a lot.

6. Can you trust the clinics that offer to put an implant in a day?

In a day nothing gets done! In the age of fast food and quick fixes, doing something quickly may not be advisable when your body is involved. Before dental implant is placed, it is necessary to examine the patient for the presence of disease and test bodies ability to handle stress, because initially implants are stressful for the body.

In rare cases same day implant should be done but again should not be used as USP or advertisement slogan which is mostly misleading.

7. Can we rely on cost as measure when choosing an implant: what price is optimal? 

In fact, expensive does not mean good. Currently there are a large number of implants available in Indian market, price should be a criteria to choose implants but your body condition should be. Center for Dental Implants & Esthetics relies on its 8 years experience has choose implants for various purpose. A healthy person with good amount of jaw bone and good oral health can consider our economy range of implant. An old person with lesser jaw bone, needing support in healing and ossification should consider Nobel Biocare implants. Dental Implant prices  in Gurgaon.

8. How long can the implant serve?

Everything depends on the implant system used and methods of installation. On average an implant can last upto f 20 years. Healing and lifetime of an implant is also affected by bone quality and the location of the implant as well as  osteointegr over time.

Osseointegration is nothing like the interface between bone tissue and implant, as when chewing on a bone is affected by the surface of the installed implant.

The materials from which implants are made, have different effects on osseointegration. For example, titanium is considered the material of choice for bone formation — bone grows it better and stronger than alloy of aluminum and vanadium.

10. How many implants can be done in a person’s mouth? Are there any restrictions?

Theoretically all 32 implants can be placed in persons mouth but for practical reasons this may not be possible. As the number goes up, all-on-4 and all-on-6 implants should be used as method to save costs as well as discomfort to patient.

If you have more questions before getting dental implants feel free to call Center for Dental Implants & Esthetics at +91 9871631066 (dentist in sector 51 gurgaon)

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