After Dental Implant Placement FAQ

After Dental Implant Placement FAQ

Welcome to the FAQ page for After Dental Implant Placement, offered at Renew Dental located in SW Calgary. Our team is dedicated to providing you with comprehensive information to help you understand the process and ensure a smooth, comfortable journey towards restoring your smile. Below are answers to some frequently asked questions regarding dental implant treatment at our clinic.

After Dental Implant Placement FAQ
What can I use for teeth while the implants heal?

At Renew Dental, we understand the importance of having functional teeth during the healing phase of your dental implants. Depending on your specific needs, we provide several solutions, including temporary removable teeth or bridges, modifications to your existing denture, or new temporary dentures. For those preferring non-removable options, temporary transitional implants can be placed alongside permanent ones, with temporary teeth attached the same day in some cases.

What are the potential problems after dental implant surgery?

Most patients experience minimal discomfort post-surgery, managed effectively with prescribed pain medication and antibiotics. However, like any surgical procedure, there are some potential risks, such as post-operative infections requiring additional treatment, accidental damage to adjacent teeth, or nerve irritation in the lower jaw affecting lip, chin, or tongue sensation. These sensations typically improve over time, but immediate communication with our team is crucial for optimal management.

How long will the implants last?

Dental implants are known for their durability and high success rate, often lasting many years. Long-term studies indicate an 80 to 90 percent success rate for implants in patients missing all teeth and a greater than 95 percent success rate for partial tooth replacement, comparable to other types of implant surgeries. Should an implant fail to heal properly or loosen over time, it may need to be replaced after the site has healed.

When are the replacement teeth attached to the implant?

The timing for attaching replacement teeth to the implant depends on several factors, including the healing process and bone fusion to the implant. This could be immediate or shortly after implant placement, with our team determining the most suitable treatment sequence for you.

How do I clean my new teeth?

Cleaning your implant-supported restorations is crucial and involves regular brushing, flossing, and the use of recommended cleaning aids. Regular visits to the dentist for hygiene and maintenance are also important to ensure the longevity of your implants and restorations.

Will one doctor do everything?

Typically, a dental surgeon places the implant and performs necessary surgical procedures, while your general dentist provides temporary and permanent replacement teeth. Our collaborative approach ensures comprehensive planning and care throughout your treatment.

How much does dental implant treatment cost?

We strive to provide you with an accurate estimate of all expenses involved in your treatment, from the initial diagnostic work-up to the placement of the implants and the creation of your replacement teeth. Costs may fluctuate based on the complexity of your case and the materials used for your restorations. Our team will discuss your financial aspects, including insurance coverage and payment options, to ensure you are well-informed before beginning treatment.

For further questions or to discuss your dental care options, please contact Renew Dental in SW Calgary. Our team is here to provide the support and answers you need as you embark on your dental implant journey.

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