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PS Dental Implants FAQ's

What is a tooth implant or dental implant?

A tooth implant, or dental implant, is a titanium replacement for a tooth root. It is inserted into the jaw ( i.e. securely anchored to the jaw bone)to hold a false tooth, bridge or denture in place.

What are the advantages of dental implants over bridgework or dentures?

  • Avoids involving or damaging adjacent teeth.
  • Improved appearance: When you lose a tooth, shrinkage of the jawbone can cause your face to look older. The placement of dental implants can stop this process.
  • You can eat anything you want to.
  • Long-lasting solution
  • Fixed solution; no movement.
  • Improved taste and speech.
  • Cost-effective option.
  • Natural-looking teeth.
  • All factors contribute to improved confidence and increased quality of life.

What aftercare do tooth implants require?

Looking after tooth implants is much the same as looking after your natural teeth. You should pay more attention to your implants and the area around them. To keep your implant teeth healthy, follow these simple steps:

  • Brush twice daily
  • Use a chlorhexidine mouthwash
  • Floss regularly
  • Have regular hygienist appointments

Is dental treatment expensive?

Tooth implants should be considered an investment. They are a cost-effective long-term solution to missing tooth roots. The initial outlay is higher than for a conventional denture or bridge. But, when properly maintained, teeth implants should last a lifetime.

Is dental implant treatment safe?

Dental implants have been used in clinical practice for many years. The materials have been rigorously tested. There are always risks with any surgical procedure.  The pros and cons should be discussed with the implant dentist during  the clinical consultation.

How much do teeth implants cost?

Prices vary depending on the type of tooth implant treatment, the number of teeth that need replacing and the condition of the patient’s mouth. Ask your implant dentist @ ps dental centre  about your treatment options and costs.We have few variations  &  a wide range in implants to suit everyones needs.

How long do teeth implants last?

Tooth implants can last a lifetime, provided good oral hygiene and good general health are maintained. The crown, bridgework or denture they support may need replacing, due to normal wear and tear.

How do dental implants work?

A dental implant is inserted into the jaw under the gum. The implant is usually left to fuse with the jaw bone before a false tooth is fitted. This process is called osseointegration. It produces a secure bond between the  tooth implant and the surrounding bone.

Do the tooth implants need to be removed for cleaning?

Tooth implants need to be cleaned regularly, like natural teeth and conventional dentures. Removable dentures and removable full arch bridges can be taken out for cleaning. But, implant-supported fixed teeth, dentures and bridges can only be removed by a dentist.

Are teeth implants worth the money?

Tooth implants can change patients’ lives. They enable people to eat, speak, smile and laugh normally. Patients who have benefitted from the treatment seem to value the improvement. Typical comments include:

'Now I can laugh, smile, have a lot of fun and kiss with confidence'
'The finished implants and crowns look and feel like my own teeth, only better'
'The treatment has been worth every penny and I would recommend it to anybody'

Are teeth implants very new?

The first modern dental implant was placed in 1965. The design and materials have been much refined over the last 40 years with increasing success rates. Dental implants became widely available from the 1980s and millions have been successfully placed since then.

Are payment plans available for tooth implants?

Many practices offer payment plans, for patients who need to spread the cost. Check with our dentists  when you have your initial consultation.PS has some good payment plans for you.

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what are the parts of a tooth?

A tooth is made up of two parts: the crown and the root. The crown is what you see in your mouth and is above your gum line. The root is below the gum line.

How long should i brush my teeth?

Most people think they brush for at least a minute or two, but in reality they brush for 30 seconds or less. An effective brushing takes 2 – 3 minutes.

I brush my teeth regularly but still have bad breath.what can i do?

Gum disease is usually caused by a build-up of plaque, an invisible sticky layer of germs that forms naturally on the teeth and gums and is the reason for bad breath. Plaque can cause gums to become red, swollen and bleed easily. Untreated gum disease can become very serious, causing teeth to become loose or fall out.

What is the best method of brushing?

There are different methods of tooth brushing. The important thing to remember is that an effective brushing cleans every exposed tooth surface in a gentle, massaging motion (find more from your dentist).

What will happan if i ignore getting my teeth cleaning?

As the plaque and calculus accumulate, the periodontal disease continues. Bad breath often accompanies this condition. Once the bone that supports the teeth is lost, it will not regrow without surgical intervention.

What is the relation between gum diesease and a diabetic?

A diabetic patient’s body does not respond as quickly to the infection as a non-diabetic. If the infection persists, it can spread to the underlying bone that supports the teeth.The research shows that diabetics who keep their condition under control and maintain good oral hygiene have a far better chance of combating infection than those who are not under control.

When do i need a cosmetic dental treatment?

Stained or discolored teeth, Fractured Teeth, Gaps between teeth, crooked teeth, hyper pigmentation of the gums, Cavities, Malaligned/Crowded Teeth&Malformed Teeth

what is teeth whitening process?

The chemical used for whitening penetrates into the tooth’s dentin and enamel. It removes stains that have also penetrated into the tooth, as well as changes the colour of the inside of the tooth by an oxidation process.

Are there any side effects or precautions?

Yes, some people may have episodes of tooth sensitivity during treatment. These are generally mild, and will stop when treatment is completed. However, your dentist will determine the best wearing time to minimize sensitivity. There are also medications available that can be used to reduce sensitivity (find more from your dentist).

How white will my teeth get?

This depends on the nature of the staining and length of treatment. You may see up to 13 shades of color change.

what is the cause of a tooth cavity?

Bacteria – tiny colonies of living organisms are constantly on your teeth, gums, lips and tongue.If they are not removed, they multiply and grow in number until a colony forms on the tooth enamel. Proteins that are present in your saliva also mix in and the bacteria colony becomes a whitish film on the tooth. This film is called plaque, and it’s what causes cavities.

I have a number of black filling,Can i change them to white fillings?

The black filling material used in your teeth is amalgam. White fillings more closely match the color of teeth than amalgam fillings, and require less drilling. This preserves the tooth structure more effectively.

What are the dental treatments that can be conducted under laser?

Caries detection, Caries removal, Cavity preparation, RCT, Gum surgeries, Removal of Oral lesions and malignancies, Teeth whitening, Removal of mouth ulcers,Gum contouring and during dental implant surgeries.

How is laser treatment beneficial to me?

They are:100% successful – It works in a predictable and precise manner, No bleeding, No swelling, Minimal Pain / discomfort, No anesthesia / Minimal anesthesia, No sutures, Post treatment complications are mostly negated

What are braces?

Teeth that are crooked or out of place (misaligned) affect the way a person chews and talks and how their smile looks.crooked teeth, are harder to clean& also can cause pain and discomfort.
One method to correct this is to have Orthodontic treatment (braces) that works by exerting a gentle pressure over time to straighten teeth that are growing, or have already grown, out of place. Today there are braces that can be attached to the back of the teeth, or use transparent brackets (Lingual braces & INVISALIGN).

What is root canal treatment?

When a damage occurs to a tooth (often from a deep cavity or an injury that causes a tooth to crack) and the inside of the tooth becomes infected and left untreated, the damaged pulp can cause infection that will damage the bone around the tooth and cause swelling and pain. The treatment involves opening the tooth, removing the damaged pulp, cleaning, shaping, filling and sealing the tooth.

why do i need X-Ray

X-rays provide your dentist with an important diagnostic tool that shows the condition of your teeth, their roots, jaw placement and the overall composition of your facial bones, to determine the presence or degree of periodontal disease, abscesses and many abnormal growths, such as cysts and tumors. X-rays can also show the exact location of impacted teeth.

what is a copmlete denture?

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues. Complete dentures replace all the teeth. Complete dentures are either Conventional or Immediate.

When should be my child first dental visit?

Your child’s first visit to a dentist should be by the age of two or three, when all the 20 baby teeth have come in. After the first visit, your child should see a pediatricdentist twice a year for regular cleaning and check-up, to detect any problems early and to prevent more serious problems in the future.

How does fluoride work?

Fluoride is a natural element that can be found in many things, like in the water we drink and the food we eat.
Fluoride that is absorbed by your body is used by the cells that build your teeth to make stronger enamel. Topical fluoride – fluoride that is applied to the outside of the enamel.

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