Q & A for Dental Implants

Who is a candidate for dental implants?
Each year, hundreds of thousands of people all around the world benefit from dental implant therapy, from children in their early years to adults in their nineties. According to The American Academy of Periodontology, “The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health.Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the important, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free from periodontal disease.

Oral Implantologist Dr Brijesh S Patel will evaluate various factors to determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants. Those factors may include certain health conditions (e.g., uncontrolled diabetes) or risk factors (e.g., smoking). These types of conditions may not rule out dental implants, but they must be taken into consideration to be sure they will not compromise successful implant therapy.

One important factor affecting implant therapy is the density of your jaw bone, which can vary in density from very dense (ideal) to very porous or spongy. Less-than-ideal bone dentistry does not necessarily prevent having dental implants, but it will likely affect your treatment plan.

How much do dental implants cost?
The cost of dental implants depends on many factors, such as the type of implant procedure, the location where the dental implant procedure is performed, and the type of dental implant your dentist places. Single dental implants may range in cost from $290 to $550. The cost of full-mouth reconstructive dental implants total 12 Implants 6in Upper and 6 in lower jaw can starts from $3000 for Dental Implant Placement.

How long to dental implants last?
A dental implant restoration can remain in place and function properly for more than 40 years when proper oral hygiene is followed and regular dental check-ups are maintained.

What are the advantages of dental implants compared to bridges or dentures?

Dental implants are stronger and more dependable than conventional bridges cemented to natural teeth, or traditional partial or full removable dentures. However, dental implants may be used to support a bridge or dentures when multiple teeth are missing to provide better support and stability, help maintain the jaw bone, and reduce gum tissue irritation.
Also, dental implant restorations are not susceptible to cavities.

Am I too old for dental implants?
No. Any person at any age can have dental implants as long as there is enough bone available in which to place the dental implants. If there is not enough bone, extra bone can often be grafted.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

  • Your new dental implant will look and feel like natural teeth.
  • With dental implants you will have more confidence to smile and even be able to bite an apple!
  • Dental implants can replace a removable denture with fixed teeth.
  • Dental implants stop your gums and bone from shrinking which reduces the aging effect caused by losing teeth.

Will I be left without teeth during treatment?
We understand it can be embarrassing for patients to be without their teeth. During the treatment we will ensure that you will always smile confidently and that nobody will know you have a gap. We will give you Intermediate prosthesis immediately after implant placement.

Is dental implant surgery painful?
We work closely with our patients to ensure that they feel no discomfort during the placement of the dental implant. This is through using an effective local anesthetic. Post-operatively we supply painkillers to ensure that our patients remain comfortable. We also offer Sedation if you want to know nothing about your treatment.

How long does the treatment take?
For routine cases treatment time is usually one week only. If Patient has good bone support then Immediate loading can be done within 2 weeks. If patient has to go for advanced implant surgery like sinus grafting, ridge splitting or bone augmentation surgery then Patient has to wait 3 to 6 months for second stage of Prosthetic placement.
The second stage time is also one week but it is after apprx. 3mths of first stage. More complex cases can take longer. Your specific treatment schedule will be explained to you during your consultation.

Would I need to do anything prior to implant treatment?
Yes. As part of our consultation we will screen your gums and bone for any infections. Prior to implant placement your remaining teeth and gums need to be healthy. We will ask you to get CBCT done to know 3D view of your bone detail.

What if I am nervous about the treatment?
Some of our patients prefer to have the dental implants placed under sedation. A sedative can be carefully administered to relax you during the treatment, and ensure that you remember nothing about it afterwards.

Is there a minimum age for dental implants?
Bone growth should be completed at the time of implant placement. It can be assumed that this is complete by about the age of 18 years. Girls generally finish growing earlier than boys. In case of doubt the state of the bone can be checked by an x-ray examination of the carpal bones.

Is implant placement contraindicated at an advanced age?
It is never too late to improve your quality of life with implants.

The treatment is so low-risk that implants can be placed in patients aged 70, 80 or even 90 years. There is no upper age limit. If you are fit for any other routine dental treatment and you are in good health, you can also have implants.

Will metal detectors beep at my implant, such as at an airport check?
No, don’t worry about it. Implants are not magnetic and they are also much too small to trigger the detector. And if the detector ever does beep at your implants, you will have your implant pass that will explain the problem quickly and easily.

Is it possible to be allergic to dental implants?
Dental implants have been available for more than 40 years. Over this long period no allergies to titanium implants have become known. Titanium has no allergenic components and is completely neutral in the body. Of the materials used for crowns and bridges ceramic has proven the most compatibility to the body. The allergy risks vary for metals and plastics. Let your dentist advise you what material is best for you.

Is a general anesthetic really not necessary for implant placement?
No. Local anesthetic can completely prevent any pain. When the dentist prepares the implant site in the bone and place the implant in, you will feel vibration and a slight pressure but no pain. For most patients the procedure feels like a normal treatment for caries, which is also conducted under local anesthetic. However, if you still want to „sleep“during the treatment the dentist can explain the implications of general anesthetic.

Questions to Ask your Dentist Before Implant Surgery

Does your dentist offer a comprehensive initial exam prior to diagnosis and treatment? And what does it include?
Thorough preparation is the key to success in life, and dental implants are no exception.
A practitioner that only looks at your missing tooth or teeth is not interested in the long-term health and success of your dental implants or your total dental health. You should always make sure your initial exam includes the following evaluations:

  • An oral cancer screening,
  • An overall examination of the health of your gums,
  • A complete bite evaluation including patterns of looseness and tooth wear and overall bite function.
  • An evaluation to ensure adequate amounts of gum tissue in the area of the proposed implant.
  • A smile evaluation to plan the future position of your new teeth
  • Proper implant preparation involves taking models of your teeth for planning purposes and the creation of surgical guides (templates) that ensure proper implant placement.

Does the dentist have the latest technology to diagnose and treat?
Advanced technologies and the latest science not only offer faster diagnosis and treatment, but ensure a more effective course of treatment. Some of the latest technologies and treatments available at Brij Dental Clinic ahmedabad that we use to maximize the effectiveness of your treatment include:

Cat Scan Software systems
These allow us to view 3-dimensional computer images of your jawbone in order to properly plan and perform successful dental implant treatment. We can visualize your implant surgery on the computer before we perform the actual treatment.
We also have a specialist radiologist complete a written pathology report of your CT scan, which is included in the price.

3-D printing of jawbones
In more challenging cases this allows us to perform the surgery on an exact copy of your jaw in order to eliminate any unforeseen problems.

Does your dentist have access to and utilize this type of technology?

What type and brand of implants does your dentist use, and how dependable are they? How long have they been using this system?

The fact is that some dental implant companies have been researching the science of dental implants for over 20 years, whereas some are companies that are manufacturing cheap, implants that are marketed to dentists as “low-cost” dental implants.

Ask yourself: Do you want an implant from a company that promotes being the low cost leader in dental implants or one that is from a worldwide leading company with 20 years of research and science.

We only use implants from the top manufacturers who are leaders in research in the implant field.

  • 1. Myriad From Netherlands
  • 2. Mis from Israel
  • 3. Adin from Israel
  • 4. Nobel Biocare from Switzerland
  • 5. Biohorizons from USA
  • 6. Osstem from Corea And USA

Is your implant surgeon on the State Dental Council’s specialist list?
Any dentist can legally place an implant. A specialist on the Gujarat State Dental Council’s specialist list has taken years of additional, recognized training to learn proper surgical skills.

Dr Brijesh S Patel MDS (Uni First) is a registered surgical specialist with the Gujarat State Dental Council and Dental Practitioners Society Ahmedabad.

What is their training in dental implants?
Dr Brijesh S Patel MDS (Uni First) underwent extensive implant dental training from Dr Porus Turner. He also has training under international implant surgeons under platform of “Academy of Osseointegration Indian Outreach Meeting on Innovation & Practice in Modern Implant Therapy”, the and has 10 years of experience placing dental implants.

You should always check to make sure your dentist has the proper training, experience and credentials. Experience matters.

How long has your dentist been placing dental implants?
Dr Brijesh S Patel MDS (Uni First) has been placing implants since 2005 more than 10 years. After all these years, he often faces challenging situations that require the kind of extraordinary experience and skill that only comes with years of experience.

How many dental implants does he or she place a year?
You want the dentist that places your implants to be experienced and knowledgeable in handling the most routine dental implant procedures, as well as the most complex dental implant procedures. There is a difference between someone that places 15 to 20 implants a year and someone that places hundreds a year, like Dr Brijesh S Patel MDS (Uni First).

What type of safeguards are in place to protect against infections in Surgical Procedures?
It is important to know what safeguards will be in place to guard against infection during surgery. Many non-specialty offices perform surgical therapy using the same set up as for conventional restorative dentistry. Often non-sterile items are used and team members do not employ surgical-level infection control procedures.

At Brij Dental Clinic and Implant Center Ahmedabad India, all patients are fully draped for surgery and our team is thoroughly trained in optimal infection control procedures.

How many dental implants does the dentist keep on hand (Inventory)?
There are many situations that call for different implant sizes than were originally planned. A dentist that places hundreds of dental implants a year will always have 30 to 40 additional implants on hand to address unforeseen changes in your treatment situation.

Due to the number of cases performed at Brij Dental Clinic and Implant Center Ahmedabad India, we have a full inventory of all the implants and components we may possibly need.

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