Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
1- How do you know if you’re allergic to the implant?
There are three absolutely inert materials in the periodic table: tantalum, titanium, and zirconium. Today, most implants are made from purified Grade 4 titanium, which provides excellent engraftment. Also, implants are made from zirconium dioxide, but they are rarely installed because they are more expensive than titanium elements. At the same time, theoretically speaking, drugs that are used during the dental implant process can cause allergies, but this factor is excluded during the operation process since before implant placing your dentist will check your medical information.
Can I replace my missing tooth later on in the future, there is no hurry, right?
Here at Brickell Dental Care, we can offer same-day implant placing. In most cases, it’s the best option for our patients since they will have tooth extraction and implant placing in one surgery under the same anesthesia. But each case is different. Please contact your dentist before making any decision. The dentist will assess the condition of the bone tissue and tell the approximate timing along with the details of placing a dental implant.. For sure you can wait a couple of months after tooth extraction when your bone will heal properly, but waiting over a year with a gap you may have a higher risk of beginning a bone loss process.
That being said, placing an implant is possible even with a loss of bone tissue, but it will cost more and take more time: the dentist will first carry out augmentation – building up the missing bone tissue ( bone grafting) and soft tissue (if the dentist performs sinus lifting on the upper jaw), and then implantation.
2- How long does dental implant treatment take
The duration of the dental implant surgery depends on the characteristics of the case and the method by which the patient will be restored to the dentition. There are one-stage and two-stage implant placing treatments. . One-stage – when the patient has placed an implant, abutment, and crown at one time; two-stage – when the dentist implants a titanium implant and, after its complete engraftment (from 2 to 6 months), sets the abutment and crown.
The last option is the best since your body will have enough time to heal properly with the implant with no pressure for the spot where the implant was placed. Also, two-stage procedure of implant placing takes more time, but in comparison with a one-stage implantation, it reduces the risk of rejection and complications after the procedure to a minimum.
Here at Brickell Dental Care in the regular cases, dental implant placing takes around 30 minutes. Please feel free to contact our office for more information.