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OraBell Dental Implant Centers Answers Your Questions

By December 12, 2022October 12th, 2023No Comments

At OraBell Dental Implant Centers, we aim to make getting dental implants a positive physical and emotional experience. This includes creating a full treatment plan from the start and explaining it in complete detail. We’ll address all your concerns starting with your initial consultation. But you don’t have to wait that long. Here are answers to common questions we receive from people looking for affordable dental implants:

How Often Will I Need to Replace a Dental Implant?

The implant itself can last a lifetime with proper care. This includes regular brushing and flossing as well as routine dental check-ups and cleanings. The titanium screw should never have to be replaced. However, the crown (or dental prosthesis) may last several decades or wear out and have to be replaced every 10, 15, or 20 years; but this is a very simple process.

Can I Get a Cavity in a Dental Implant?

Our zirconia crowns, bridges, and dentures secured to implants cannot develop cavities. But you still need to receive gum care and cleanings around the implant site to maintain your oral health. The treatment is the same as for natural teeth.

Is a Dental Implant Difficult to Maintain?

Unlike dentures, implants aren’t taken out at night and put in a cleaning solution. Nor do they require an adhesive to wear. In fact, they can’t be taken out at all. Since they become part of your oral anatomy, they require brushing, flossing, and rinsing with a mouthwash like natural teeth. So, all that’s required are basic oral hygiene habits. Your dentist may make certain dietary recommendations to avoid staining. It’s also a good idea to avoid smoking.

How Many Teeth Can One Implant Replace?

A dental implant can replace one, multiple, or all of your teeth at once. If the damage is localized and you’ve lost just one tooth, we can provide a single-tooth implant and attach an implant-supported crown. Multiple implants can be provided if you’re missing teeth in different parts of your mouth; if teeth are missing in a series, a dental bridge or partial denture can be attached to the implant. We can also replace a full set of teeth on the upper or lower arch with four strategically placed implants.

How Painful Is Getting a Dental Implant?

Oral sedation, intravenous sedation, general anesthesia, and other sedation options are available so there’s no pain or discomfort during the procedure. After surgery, there may be some discomfort at the implant site. Your dentist may prescribe pain medication to manage it. For some patients, over-the-counter medication is enough. Some discomfort is normal up to 10 days after the procedure; if it lasts longer, an infection is possible, which must be quickly addressed by a surgeon or dental professional.

Are Dental Implants Worth It?

Dental implants aren’t cheap, but they are more affordable than other options. The success rate is 95%, so you’re not likely to need any further treatment after the post, abutment, and crown are completed. Also, consider the quality of life factor. An implant can’t be distinguished from a natural tooth, so no one else will know the difference. It will also fully restore function so you won’t have difficulties biting, chewing, or speaking.

What Do Dental Implants Cost?

The cost of dental implants varies from one person to another. Every treatment plan and procedure is personalized. Cost factors include the number of teeth that need to be replaced, whether teeth need to be extracted, and the type of restoration done. The materials used, steps required in the surgery, and whether a procedure such as bone grafting or a sinus lift is required first also affect the cost.

*At OraBell Dental Implant Centers, we ensure there are no hidden costs when we create your treatment plan.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Book a consultation with OraBell Dental Implant Centers and we will answer all your questions and address all your concerns. Our owner and founder Dr. Idan Snapir is familiar with the latest developments in implant technologies and techniques. He’ll find a teeth restoration solution tailored specifically for you. From diagnostics to planning, to personalized treatment whether you’re missing one or several teeth, our state-of-the-art clinic in Van Nuys can address any need. To get started, call 818-699-0631 today.

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