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Dental Implants FAQ
Rochester, NY

Woman smiling after getting dental implants at Rochester Periodontal & Dental Implants in Rochester, NYDental implants have transformed restorative dentistry worldwide, providing a durable and natural-looking solution for individuals with missing teeth. Despite their widespread acceptance, many individuals have questions about various aspects of dental implants. At Rochester Periodontal & Dental Implants we understand that undergoing dental implant surgery is a big decision for our patients, so we strive to provide them with a full understanding of dental implants - from how they are made, what dental implants are made of, how to care for them, and any other questions our patients may have.

Dental Implant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Whether you're missing one tooth or several, dental implants offer a lasting solution that mirrors the appearance and function of natural teeth. From single tooth implants, to replace just one missing tooth, to multiple tooth implants to replace several teeth, dental implants are a versatile and convenient way to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. These are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive from our patients here at Rochester Periodontal & Dental Implants:

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots crafted from biocompatible materials like titanium. Biocompatibility means that the titanium will work in harmony with your body, without causing any allergies or negative responses. Dental implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone beneath the gum line.

Using advanced techniques, Dr. Oren Weiss, our board-certified periodontist and dental implant specialist, will ensure a smooth procedure and successful osseointegration (fusing of the dental implant with the jawbone) for a stable foundation.

Following a recovery period and regular checkups, replacement teeth such as crowns, bridges, or dentures will be affixed to the dental implants. These are custom-designed to blend in naturally with your other teeth, to restore your smile.

Who is a Suitable Candidate for Dental Implants?

While dental implants are recommended for individuals of all ages, eligibility is determined by several factors. Our dentist will assess your overall health, gum condition, and jawbone density during a pre-procedure consultation. Realistic expectations and a commitment to maintaining oral hygiene are essential criteria. Professional evaluation also allows for consideration of alternative solutions if dental implants are unsuitable. For example, many patients do not have enough bone density at first to undergo dental implant surgery. However, after procedures like bone grafting, where the jawbone is built up, patients can then become candidates for dental implants.

What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?

The primary advantage of dental implants lies in their durability and longevity. With proper maintenance, dental implants can endure for decades, proving cost-effective in the long run. Additionally, they provide a natural look, feel, and function, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence while preserving jawbone density unlike traditional dentures.

Are There Any Drawbacks to Dental Implants?

Despite their numerous benefits, dental implants entail certain drawbacks. As they require surgical placement into the jawbone, there are inherent risks such as infection and damage to surrounding structures. Initial costs may also be higher compared to alternative tooth replacement options. However, our dentist can recommend practical solutions to address any concerns you may have. We find that the many benefits of dental implants far outweigh any potential drawbacks.

How Long Does the Dental Implant Process Take?

The duration of the implant placement procedure varies depending on individual circumstances and may involve multiple stages. From the initial consultation to the placement of the final restoration, the entire process may take several months to complete. Factors such as bone healing time, the need for additional procedures like bone grafting, and the fabrication process of custom restorations may influence the duration of treatment.

Do Dental Implants Hurt?

Receiving dental implants doesn't hurt since the dentist employs what is called sedation dentistry. You are numbed and also sedated so that you stay calm, comfortable, and pain-free during the surgery. After the treatment, you may be sore or have some tenderness but you are able to easily manage it at home.

What is the Success Rate of Dental Implants?

With millions of dental implants placed annually in the United States, the success rate is impressive, at around 95 percent when performed by dental specialists like Dr. Oren Weiss and followed by diligent post-operative care. Patient factors such as overall health and oral hygiene habits also influence implant success.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants are designed to be permanent restorations. Custom-crafted for precision and durability, dental implants require proper maintenance for long-term oral health. Consistent brushing, flossing, and routine dental checkups are recommended post-procedure to ensure longevity.

With proper maintenance, dental implants can last beyond 25 years, even a lifetime in many cases.

What is the All-on-4?

The All-on-4 Treatment Concept allows for the placement of an entire arch of replacement teeth using only four dental implants. This innovative approach offers stability and permanence for individuals with extensive tooth loss.

Can I Get Metal-free Implants?

Most dental implants contain some form of metal ions, typically titanium, due to its high biocompatibility. As of now, there are no established alternatives to titanium dental implants.

Can I Transition from Dentures to Dental Implants?

Dentures can be converted into implant-supported versions through retrofitting. By attaching dental implants to the denture base, individuals can enjoy the stability of dental implants while retaining the convenience of removable dentures.

Dental implants provide additional stability and support for individuals with full or partial dentures, eliminating the need for adhesives and enhancing overall comfort.

Are Dental Implants Removable?

Unlike dentures, dental implants are surgically placed and integrated into the jawbone, remaining fixed in the mouth. This stability enhances oral function without the inconvenience associated with traditional dentures, such as slippage, special cleaning adhesives, and replacement.

Got More Questions? Come See Us at Rochester Periodontal and Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a versatile and enduring solution for missing teeth, enhancing both aesthetics and oral health. Our team at Rochester Periodontal & Dental Implants is committed to guiding you through the entire dental implant process. Contact us at (585) 651-3194 to schedule a consultation and embark on your journey towards a confident smile.
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Rochester Periodontal & Dental Implants

Dr. Oren Weiss
900 Westfall Road, Suite B Rochester, NY 14618-2635

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