- At Beyond Smiles dental, we provide modern and effective dental implant services to help create full and fabulous smiles.
- Dental implants are a common modern dentistry technique that offers a long lasting functional solution to the missing teeth.
- Dental implant is a titanium anchor that fuses with the bone. Once this has occurred, the implant can be restored with a crown or a bridge, with dental implant results are often imperceptible from natural teeth.
Duration of process
- Implant fusion to bone process usually takes approximately 3 months, after which the restorative process of dental implants can begin.
- In some cases, a provisional ( temporary) crown can be employed during the fusion period to eliminate impact on lifestyle in the lead up to the final restoration.
Life of an Implant
For the majority of patients, a dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement, with 40 years of worldwide research showing success rates of 85-98% depending on the dental implant use and location.
Advantages of Dental Implants :
- Permanent and durable
- Can be more cost effective over many years
- Natural and comfortable fit
- Look and function more like regular teeth
- Require less maintenance
- Don’t require modifications to adjacent teeth
- 95%+ success rates
Will I have to go without my tooth while the dental implant is integrating?
No. A provisional crown, bridge or temporary denture can usually be constructed straight away, so there is no need to go toothless during any stage of the dental implant process.
Cost of a dental implant?
- The cost of an Implant treatment is usually reasonable. But only your doctor will be able to accurately determine your cost, which depends on your individual treatment requirements
- Average cost of Implant treatment ranges starts ranging from $5999 onwards, but again your doctor will be able to give you exact price.
Factors That Can Affect the Cost of an Implant
- Initial procedures such as x-rays and CT scans
- Brand, material and type of post, abutment and crown
- Complexity of the surgery
- How many and what teeth need to be replaced
- Creation of the prosthodontics
- Additional procedures (if required) such as sinus elevation and bone grafting
What to do if an Implant Has Failed :
- All is not lost if a dental implant fails. It is sometimes possible to save an implant (if help is sought quickly enough) by building up the bone & gum tissue surrounding it.
- However, in most cases the implant must often be removed and the area left to heal. An implant can be attempted once the area has recovered, which can take up to a year or until the dentist determines that the site is suitable.
- Depending on how well the area heals, a bone graft might be required to provide a better foundation for the implant and improve the chance of success.