FAQ’s on Implants
What material are dental Implants made of?
Dental Implants are made of pure titanium. Titanium is biocompatible, meaning that our bone will fuse with the Implant.
Are there any allergies to titanium?
Allergies to titanium are very rare but tend to occur with other metal allergies. Contact an allergist for testing if you have had a reaction to other metals.
How much discomfort should I expect after the Implant placement?
Discomfort usually is very minimal. The entire procedure is completed under local anesthesia. After the surgery medications are prescribed for patient comfort and to prevent infection.
Is the dental Implant prone to cavities or gum disease?
Dental Implants cannot get cavities because they are made up of metal. However, they are prone to gum disease which can be prevented with good oral hygiene.
How do I keep the Implant clean?
Use a toothbrush with a small head or special inter-dental brush to clean the areas around the implant. This can be taken out, washed under running water and cleaned with a denture brush.
Are the Implant supported crowns and dentures removable?
Implant Crowns are attached permanently and can only be removed by a professional.
Implant supported Dentures can be removed for cleaning of the Implants and the denture.
This will enhance the longevity of the dental Implant.
Are there any complications associated with placement of dental Implants?
Complications do exist but are rare. Most of these problems can be easily corrected.
- Dental Implants can fail to integrate with the bone and come out.
- Redness/ infection/ inflammation can arise in the soft tissue or bone due to bad oral hygiene.
How long will I have to wait for the final crown/ denture after the Implant surgery?
Routinely, one must wait at least three months in the lower jaw and four to six months in the upper jaw before putting the final crown/ denture.
In selected cases where esthetic is a concern (mainly in the front teeth), a temporary crown can be placed on the day of the surgery.