FAQs

Frequent Asked Questions About Implant

frequent asked questions about implant

1-How are the expenses of dental implant calculated and does the insurance cover these expenses?

Dental implants will differ in price depending on the number of the implants you will need, their material, consumables and the factory which has made them. Also, some patients need a series of primary treatments before a dental implant. These treatments can include treating the gum and even the jawbone. Thus, the expenses of a dental implant can be calculated after examining a patient. Usually the costs of dental aesthetic treatments are not covered by insurance companies. As well, the type of your contract with the insurance company is influential in paying back the expenses of dental implants. Pay attention that cheap implants may be successful during the initial years but in the long-run the weakness of these kinds of dental implants will be discovered. Moreover, one of the other factors which affects the final costs of implants is the time when a patient sees a doctor because it influences the inflation regarding the purchased implants.

2-Is it possible to turn artificial teeth into dental implants?

Sometimes it is possible to use artificial teeth and implants concurrently so that the artificial teeth are placed in their position properly. In these cases the dentist replaces some teeth with dental implants and then puts artificial teeth on them.

3-Is it possible to move dental implants?

Dental implants are attached to the jawbone using a metal object named as the screw. So, it is not possible to move implants. This is why dental implants are very much like natural teeth and don’t have the problems caused by removable artificial teeth.

4-Who are the most appropriate candidates for dental implants?

Those who have lost one, some or even all their teeth are all appropriate candidates for dental implants. Also, before implanting teeth, a dentist can make sure about the health of the gums and jaws with this method. In case the candidate is afflicted with a gum disease or jawbone resorption, the specialized dentist can do the primary treatments and then start implanting teeth.

5-Why is replacing a lost tooth with an implant superior to other ways?

The patients who lose their natural teeth will gradually be afflicted by the gum and jawbone resorption and can prevent this problem by dental implants as a safe way. In addition, if you follow all the health tips and take good care of your implants, you can have them for life. Moreover, dental implants look very natural and real, stay consistently in their own place and are not removable unlike the artificial teeth.

6-What are the advantages of using dental implants andprosthesis at the same time?

In some cases patients lose many or all of their teeth. Sometimes the patient is not able to replace all the teeth with implants. These patients are recommended to replace at least two to four teeth with implants. This way their removable dental prosthesis will be more consistent in the mouth. As well, it will have less movement or interruption.

7-Who can’t use dental implants?

Some patients who are undergoing corticosteroid therapy and chemotherapy are not appropriate candidates for dental implants. Other inappropriate candidates for dental implants include those who suffer from osteoporosis and are receiving related treatments or those who lack sufficient calcium. This is because of the low chances for successful dental implants in case of these people. The risk of dental implants for these patients is in fact very high.

8-Can smokers use dental implants?

Smokers can also implant teeth, but the important point about these candidates of dental implants is that they have to follow the health tips more strictly than non-smokers. Also keep in mind that smoking slows down the process of transplanting the implants to the jawbone. Thus, these candidates are recommended to quit smoking until the implantation is finished and instead take more vitamins and nutrients.

9-Can the people who suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding) use dental implants?

Any kind of oral and dental diseases like bruxism has to be treated before implanting teeth. The people who suffer from bruxism will damage the implants after a short time. So, before using dental implants they have to try oral splints or pharmacotherapy. The recurrent pressure that grinding imposes on implants will decrease their durability and finally will lead to an unsuccessful implant treatment.

10-Is there any age limit for using dental implants?

There is no age limit in using dental implants. The only point that a dentist considers regarding this issue is the health of the gums and the jaw. The applicants who own healthy gums and jaws are regarded as good candidates for using dental implants.

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About Dr Abdolreza Jamilian Orthodontist

Dr. Jamilian, an orthodontist, has a specialized fellowship in orthodontic surgery and maxillofacial abnormalities and is a full-time professor in the orthodontics department of the Dentistry School of the Islamic Azad University. He is member of Iranian and European Board of Orthodontics (EBO) and is a member of the Iranian, American and European Orthodontists Association.

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