How much does implant treatment cost?
A careful assessment is carried out and a quote provided before any treatment is started. The cost of implant treatment varies. It depends on how many dental implants are to be inserted, what type of treatment is desired and the work required from the dental laboratory.
What is the treatment process?
1. At the first appointment, information is collected from photographs, impressions and X-rays. This information determines the appropriate type of treatment, then the operation itself is performed.
2. The method used depends on several factors, such as dental health, how many teeth are needed and which teeth are being replaced.
3. In a normal course of treatment, the dentist first inserts the implant, which then integrates into the jaw for three to six months. During the healing period you are given a temporary prosthesis until the permanent crown can be fitted.
Why should I choose dental implants?
When the root structure of a natural tooth is missing there is a risk that the bone in the jaw could shrink. This will make your face look older than it actually is. Implants mean that you do not have to worry about loose dentures; dental implants are stable and comfortable. No adjustment is needed following insertion, and an implant usually lasts a lifetime.
Are there risks associated with dental implants?
An assessment is made prior to treatment to determine that the patient’s medical condition is suitable for general oral surgery. Patients with medical or other conditions that could hamper or complicate the bone or soft tissue’s healing process of (such as connective tissue disease, steroid treatment, bone infections, smoking) must carefully assess, together with their dentist, the potential risk and benefit of dental implants.
Is old age a problem?
Many somewhat older patients may worry that their age could be an obstacle to their taking advantage of the benefits of dental implants. However, when it comes to dental implants, health is a far more decisive factor than age. If you are healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you are probably healthy enough for a dental implant. Following a careful assessment of your health and dental status, your dentist will determine whether dental implants are suitable for you.