After Implant Placement, Paramus, NJ
What dental products may I use while my implants heal?
There are several choices, all of which are catered to your particular needs. While the implants are healing, you may have temporary detachable teeth or a temporary bridge if you require a replacement tooth. If you are missing all of your teeth, we may typically adjust your current full denture or create a new temporary denture for you. Temporary transitional implants may often be placed alongside permanent implants if you desire non-removable teeth throughout the healing process. Temporary teeth can also be created and installed on the same day. Some implants may be put in and “loaded” right away, depending on your specific circumstances. This indicates that a replacement tooth, either temporary or permanent, may be inserted the same day as the implant or the day following.
What possible issues might arise after dental implant surgery?
Although it is normal to worry about potential discomfort from these treatments, the majority of patients do not report considerable or severe post-operative pain. You will be given prescriptions for painkillers and antibiotics to help you heal as quickly as possible. Sometimes patients get post-operative infections that need further antibiotic therapy. Even when the implant is carefully positioned, it is possible for nearby teeth to sustain damage during the operation. Additionally, there’s a potential that the nerve in your lower jaw that sends signals to your chin and lower lip might be impacted. It could be challenging to place an implant without encroaching on the nerve space if you have significant bone loss. Even though we make great efforts to prevent irritating this nerve, it may still happen. If this happens, your lip, chin, or tongue may experience tingling, numbness, or even loss of all feeling. These unusual feelings often go away with time, although they may last permanently or hurt. We can better manage your treatment if you let us know as soon as possible if you have post-operative numbness.
How long are the implants expected to last?
Generally speaking, implants are durable. Long-term studies (more than 30 years) indicate an 80–90% success rate when patients are missing all of their teeth. Recent studies indicate a success rate of more than 95% for patients with one or more missing teeth, which is favorable compared to other body parts that get implant replacement (such as the hips or knees). However, you could need to have one of your dental implants removed if it either doesn’t heal correctly or becomes loose over time. Another implant may often be inserted after the wound has healed (or sometimes during removal).
When will the new teeth be secured to the implant?
When your jaw bone has solidly bonded to the implant and appropriate healing has taken place, the replacement teeth are often connected to the implant. You may be able to start this stage of your therapy right away or soon after the implant placement, depending on a number of variables. We will go through the best treatment plan and timing for your specific circumstances.
Your therapy will include complicated dental procedures. The majority of the process involves creating the replacement teeth before they are implanted. Your sessions are thought to be more enjoyable and comfortable than earlier procedures for replacing teeth. Most of the time, this procedure may be carried out without local anesthesia.
Specialized imprints that enable us to create a duplicate of your mouth and implants are the first step in your restorative treatment. Additionally, “bite” recordings will be made so that we can examine how your upper and lower jaws interact. The abutments (support posts) that connect your replacement teeth to your implants will be made using this information. There are several kinds of abutments. Abutments that are “off the shelf” are often an option. In other cases, ceramic material that is tooth- or gold-colored must be used to create unique abutments. As you can expect, these personalized abutments raise the price and length of the procedure. Choosing which abutment to utilize often requires waiting until healing is complete and impressions have been obtained.
Each patient will need a different number of visits and a different length of time for each session. No two instances are ever precisely the same, and no matter how many teeth are being replaced, the procedure must be done with extreme accuracy and care. As few as three quick sessions can be necessary if just a few teeth need to be replaced. We will need time in between consultations to do the required lab work to create your new teeth. You should make every effort to show up for your appointments.
You will need to attend up to five office visits (although it may be less) over the course of the next few months if your ultimate restoration is a removable denture. We will take a variety of impressions, bites, and modifications throughout these visits in order to create your new teeth and the unique support bars, snaps, magnets, or clips that will fasten them to the implants. We will make every attempt to provide you with pleasant temporary replacement teeth throughout this time.
Once your implants are in place, you may typically anticipate a completion time of one to twelve months for your tooth replacement procedure. Due to these factors, it is difficult for us to provide you with a precise cost estimate for the restorative portion of your treatment; nonetheless, our clinic should be able to provide you with a realistic estimate. It is also challenging to provide you with a precise timeline for finishing your therapy before the implants are prepared for restoration.
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How do I brush my brand-new teeth?
It is crucial to frequently clean implant-supported restorations using toothbrushes, floss, and any other prescribed tools, just as you would with normal teeth. For maintenance and cleanliness, you should also see your dentist many times a year. Your implants and the related parts will ultimately require maintenance, including clip replacement, relines, screw tightening, and other adjustments, much as conventional dentures and other tooth replacements are prone to wear and tear.
Will one physician handle everything?
Your regular dentist usually supplies the temporary replacement teeth and the permanent replacement teeth while a dental surgeon places the implant(s) and completes other required surgical procedures. Your dental treatment is being planned by both doctors. Additionally, a range of dental experts could assist you with your dental care based on a number of criteria.
How much does getting dental implants cost?
We will make every attempt to provide you with an exact estimate of the costs associated with placing the implants and creating your replacement teeth before the procedure starts. For the diagnostic work-up, which often involves study models, x-rays, and the creation of a surgical template to assure the best outcome, there is frequently an upfront fee. You will also be responsible for paying for the abutment or support post(s), as well as the crown, dentures, or other restorations that will be used to cover the implants, including temporary ones. Additional fees will also apply for routine maintenance such as hygiene visits, tissue conditioners, denture relines, and other repairs.
You will be billed individually for the services of each doctor who participates in your treatment. After we assess your insurance coverage or any third-party payments, we’ll do our best to help you estimate what your real payments will be. Additionally, since some insurance companies only provide a small amount of coverage or none at all, you should think about your own financial commitment for each treatment choice.
Since every patient is different, it is impossible for us to describe every option and potential result of therapy. You may use this page to better understand the standard medical choices you have. If your specific treatment options are not clear, please contact us. We are delighted to address any inquiries you may have about your dental treatment.