After Implant Placement FAQ

¿Qué puedo usar para los dientes mientras sanan los implantes??

Many options are available, and they are tailored to your specific requirements. If you need a replacement tooth while the implants are healing, temporary removable teeth or a temporary bridge can be made. If te faltan todos los dientes, we can usually modify your present complete denture or make you a new temporary denture. If you would prefer non-removable teeth during the healing phase, temporary transitional implants usually can be placed along with the permanent implants, and temporary teeth may be made and inserted the same day. Depending on your particular situation, algunos implantes se pueden colocar y “cargar” inmediatamente. This means a temporary or permanent replacement tooth can be placed on, or shortly after, the day the implant is placed.

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¿Cuáles son los problemas potenciales después de la cirugía de implantes dentales??

Although it is natural to be concerned about the pain that may be caused by these procedures, most patients do not experience severe or significant post-operative pain. Pain medication and antibiotics will be prescribed for you to make your recovery as easy as possible. Ocasionalmente, some people develop post-operative infections that require additional antibiotic treatment. Even though great care is taken to place the implant precisely, occasionally adjacent teeth are injured in the placement process. Además, existe la posibilidad de que el nervio en la mandíbula inferior, which provides sensation to your lower lip and chin, may be affected. If you are missing quite a lot of bone, it might be difficult to place an implant without infringing on the nerve space. Although we take great care to avoid this nerve, occasionally it is irritated during the procedure, resulting in tingling, numbness or a complete lack of sensation in your lip, chin or tongue. Usually these altered sensations will resolve within time, but they can be permanent and/or painful. If you notify us of post-operative numbness as soon as possible, it will allow us to manage your care in the most appropriate way.

cuanto duran los implantes?

Implants usually last a long time. When patients are missing all of their teeth, long-term studies (mas que 30 años) mostrar un 80 a 90 porcentaje de éxito. For patients missing one or several teeth, estudios recientes muestran una tasa de éxito superior a 95 percent, which compares favorably with other areas in the body that receive implant replacement (such as hips or knees). sin embargo, si uno de tus implantes dentales no se cura correctamente o se afloja después de un período de tiempo, you may need to have it removed. After the site heals (or on occasion at the time of removal), another implant usually can be placed.

¿Cuándo se unen los dientes de reemplazo al implante??

The replacement teeth are usually attached to the implant when adequate healing has occurred and your jaw bone is firmly fused to the implant. Depending on a variety of factors, puede ser posible comenzar esta fase de su tratamiento inmediatamente o en breve después de la colocación del implante. We will review the most appropriate treatment sequence and timing for your particular situation.

The dental work required to complete your treatment is complex. Most of the work involves actually making the new teeth before they are placed. Your appointments are considered more comfortable and more pleasant than previous methods of tooth replacement. Frequently, this process can be performed without local anesthesia.

Your restorative treatment begins with specialized impressions that allow us to produce a replica of your mouth and implants. También haremos registros de "mordida" para que veamos la relación de su mandíbula superior e inferior. With this information, we will make the abutments (support posts) that attach your replacement teeth to your implants. Various types of abutments exist. Frequently, podemos usar pilares “listos para usar”. Other times, custom abutments must be made of gold or a tooth-colored ceramic material. As you can imagine, these custom made abutments add to the cost and treatment time involved. Which abutment to use is a decision that often cannot be made until after healing is complete and impressions have been made.

The number of appointments and the amount of time required for each appointment is different for each patient. No two cases are exactly the same and regardless of the number of teeth replaced, the work must be completed with great precision and attention to detail. If you are having only a few teeth replaced, as few as three short appointments may be required. Between appointments, we will need time to complete the necessary lab work to make your replacement teeth. It is most beneficial that you keep all of your scheduled appointments.

If your final restoration is a removable denture, you will need to come to as many as five office appointments (although it may be fewer) over the following several months. During these appointments, we will perform a series of impressions, bites and adjustments in order to make your new teeth, as well as the custom support bars, snaps, imanes, or clips that will secure your teeth to the implants. During this period, every effort will be made to ensure you have comfortable, temporary replacement teeth.

En general, once your implants are placed, puedes esperar tu tratamiento de reemplazo de dientes para ser completado en cualquier lugar de 1 a 12 meses. For these reasons, it is difficult for us to tell you exactly how much the restorative phase of your treatment will cost, although you should receive a reasonable estimate from our office. It also is difficult to give you a specific timeframe for completion of your treatment until after the implants are ready for restoration.

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¿Cómo limpio mis dientes nuevos??

As with natural teeth, it is important that you clean implant-supported restorations regularly with toothbrushes, floss and any other recommended aids. You should also visit your dentist several times each year for hygiene and maintenance. As with regular dentures and other tooth replacements, your implants and their associated components are subject to wear and tear and eventually will need repair, including clip replacement, relines, screw tightening, and other adjustments.

¿Un médico hará todo??

Usually, un cirujano dental coloca el implante(s) y realiza otros procedimientos quirúrgicos necesarios: su dentista general proporciona los dientes de reemplazo temporales y permanentes. Both doctors are involved in planning your dental treatment. también, depending upon a variety of factors, different dental specialists may help with your dental care.

cuanto cuesta el tratamiento de implantes dentales?

Before treatment begins, every effort will be made to give you an accurate estimate of all the expenses involved in placing the implants and making your replacement teeth. In many cases, there is an initial charge for the diagnostic work-up, including study models, x-rays, and the fabrication of a surgical template to ensure the best possible result. In addition you will be charged for the abutment or support post(s), plus the crown, dentadura postiza, or anything else that will be placed over the implants, including temporary restorations. Periodic maintenance such as hygiene visits, tissue conditioners, denture relines and other repairs will also incur additional charges.

When different doctors are involved in your treatment, you will be charged separately for their services. We will try to assist you in estimating what your actual payments will be after we evaluate your insurance coverage or other third party payments. también, you should consider your personal financial investment in each treatment option as some insurance companies provide limited or no coverage.

Each patient is unique, and it is not possible for us to discuss every option and every contingency for treatment outcome. Este sitio web está destinado a ayudarlo a comprender las opciones generales de tratamiento disponibles para usted.. If your specific treatment options are not clear, please contact us. We will be happy to answer any questions you have about your dental care.