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15 common questions about implants

A dental implant is a treatment to replace a missing tooth, which is also known as a dental implant. This treatment is very similar to natural teeth and has a close structure. In the dental implant, a titanium base is first placed inside the jaw, which plays the role of the root of the tooth and is welded to the jaw bone.

Dental implants have three main components:

  • Implant base
  • abutment
  • Implant cover

Questions and answers about implants:

After an introduction of explanations about implants, there may be explanations for you or your friends who are planning to get implants now or in the future, and in this article, we will try to answer 16 questions of Reich in this regard and create an important awareness in this regard for your dear ones.

1- How are dental implants performed?

To get a dental implant, you must first go to an implant specialist, and the specialist will inform you of the treatment plan by reviewing the implant photos and performing examinations. They will coordinate the implant surgery session with you.

To perform the dental implant, the doctor first uses anesthesia so that you do not feel any pain during the treatment session. He then makes a small incision in your gum to access the jawbone.

Then he creates a hole in your jawbone and places the implant’s base (fixture) inside your jaw and stitches the gum. Then it takes a few weeks for this base to weld well to your jawbone, then molding is done and after the implant prosthesis is ready, it is placed on the base.

2- Do dental implants hurt?

After hearing the word implant surgery, most people think about implant pain and ask about the pain of this treatment before performing the treatment. You will not feel any pain during the implant surgery due to anesthesia.

After implant surgery, there may be some pain that you can use over-the-counter pain relievers.

3- What are the complications of dental implants?

If the dental implant is performed by an experienced implant specialist, it will not have dangerous side effects, but the most common side effects are pain, swelling, and mild bleeding.

4- What is the maintenance and care of the implant?

The most important implant care after surgery is to follow the doctor’s instructions. Also, to prevent any infection, take care of your mouth and teeth more sensitively. Also, avoid using tobacco, cigarettes, and alcohol.

5- Who is the implant specialist?

Dental implants can be performed by all dentists in Windsor who have passed the general course, but the implant specialist must pass special surgical courses, and the more experience an implant specialist has, the more skill he or she usually has.

To find an implant specialist, pay attention to the success rate of his implants and the satisfaction level of his former patients.

6- What are the advantages of dental implants?

Dental implants are known as the best tooth replacement treatment because they are very strong and very similar to natural teeth. Also, this treatment does not harm the adjacent teeth and prevents gum and bone loss.

7- What are the disadvantages of implants?

Dental implants, like any other treatment, can also have disadvantages. Dental implants cost more than other alternative treatments and this is normal due to the higher sensitivity of the treatment. Also, implant treatment may take several weeks due to the need for bone fusion.

8- What is the difference between implant and bleaching?

Bleaching and implant are two treatments in the field of dentistry that are completely different from each other in terms of structure and function. A dental implant is a treatment to replace teeth, but teeth bleaching is to whiten teeth.

9- What is the percentage of implant success?

Today, dental implants have a treatment success rate of over 97% due to the advancement of technology and equipment.

10- Is there an age limit for implants?

Dental implants do not have a specific age limit, but people who are under the age of 18 cannot do implants because their jaws are not fully developed and the dentist suggests them to do implants after the age of 18.

11- Can smokers also get implants?

Smoking after implant surgery may cause infection. Also, smoking is one of the important factors in gingivitis, but smokers can do implants under the supervision of a dentist, and they may need to stop smoking for some time after surgery.

12- Who cannot do implants?

Dental implants, because the implant’s base is placed inside the bone, may cause problems and failure of the implant in people with bone problems or osteoporosis.

Also, in people with diabetes, the risk of infection is higher in them and may cause treatment failure. People undergoing chemotherapy or cancer treatment also cannot get dental implants.

In general, for these cases, it is better to go to a professional implant specialist and share your illness with him so that the specialist can tell you whether you can do implants or not.

13 Are there different types of dental implants?

Yes. Dental implants have different types of immediate implants, digital implants, mini implants, and…

14- What is an immediate dental implant?

Immediate implants are used for people who want their implant treatment period to be shorter, and these immediate implant bases have the property that they fuse to the jawbone sooner. Of course, there is a need for healthy bone to perform an immediate implant.

15- I want to do an implant. What should I do?

The first step is to find an implant specialist who will accompany you in all the stages of the implant and with his help minimize the risk of your implant failure.


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