Is the dental implantation procedure painful?
No. Normally implants are inserted while under a local anesthetic. The surgery is carried out in our studio.
How soon can I go back to work after the operation?
A couple of days rest along with anti-inflammatory medication reduces the chance that troublesome complications can set in (namely, excessive swelling or detachment of sutures). Usually the patient is prescribed a course of preventative antibiotics and pain relief medication to ease any small distress that may occur within the first few days following the surgery.
How long does the implantation surgery take?
An operation to insert one to three implants can last from 40 to 60 minutes. Insertion of several implants will require a slightly longer time.
What happens if there isn’t enough bone to support the implant?
Missing bone does not completely rule out the possibility to have the operation. A precise and well-designed treatment plan will encompass several different bone restoration or graft operations, depending on the case.
When will I have the new teeth?
The total treatment time depends on the age and the quality or quantity of bone present. Four to six months after the implants are inserted, temporary teeth made from synthetic resin are first used; about two to three months later the permanent teeth (which are usually made from ceramic) are inserted. If the bone has to be reconstructed, the treatment time can take up to 8-9 months. An estimate of the total time needed will be proposed according to the treatment chosen for your particular case.
In what way should I look after the implants?
Looking after the implants means more than just using a toothbrush or dental floss or superfloss every day. For long term care, it is necessary to make regular visits to the dentist to have your teeth cleaned properly (every six or twelve months).
How long can an implant last?
If treated properly, implants can last many years, just like natural teeth.