After Dental Implant Placement FAQ

What can I use for teeth while the implants heal?

Many options are available, and they are tailored to your specific case. If you need a replacement tooth while the implants are healing, temporary removable teeth or a temporary bridge can be made. The temporary transition implants can stabilize your denture and protect the implants during healing, and are insterted the same day as treatment. Dr. Domagala understands how embarassing it can be to have a missing tooth/teeth and will offer a temporary replacement options, so you will never leave his office with out a tooth. If all of your teeth are missing, 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. Depending on your particular situation, some implants can be placed and “loaded” immediately. This means a temporary or permanent replacement tooth can be placed on the day the implant is placed.

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What are the potential problems after dental implant Placement?

Although it is natural to be concerned about the pain that may be caused by these procedures, most patients that leave Dr. Domagala’s office after treatment do not experience significant post-operative pain. In fact, many patients experience no discomfort. Pain medication can be prescribed for you to make your recovery as easy as possible. Occasionally, some people develop post-operative infections that require antibiotic treatment. Even though great care is taken to place the implant precisely, occasionally adjacent teeth are injured in the placement process. In addition, there is a chance that the nerve in the lower jaw, 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 these complications can occur, Dr. Domagala has placed over 3,000 implants and has never experienced lower nerve problems, nor has he ever injured an adjacent tooth during implant placement.

How long will the implants last?

Implants usually last a long time. When patients are missing all of their teeth, long-term studies (more than 30 years) show an 80 to 90 percent success rate. For patients missing one or several teeth, recent studies show a success rate of greater than 95 percent, which is higher than other areas in the body that receive implant replacement (such as hips or knees). However, if one of your dental implants either doesn’t heal properly or loosens after a period of time,Dr. Domagala offers a lifetime warranty on implants he has placed, certain conditions apply.

When are the replacement teeth attached to the implant?

The replacement teeth are usually attached to the implant when adequate healing has occurred and your jaw bone is firmly fused to the implant. Dr. Domagala utilizes a sophisticated device (RF Frequency) which can tell how much bone is fused to the implants and when it is possible to begin. It is possible to begin this phase of your treatment shortly after implant placement. Dr. Domagala will review the most appropriate treatment sequence and timing for your particular situation.

The dental treatment required to complete your case is complex. Most of the treatment 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.

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How do I clean my new teeth?

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 dental 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.

Will one doctor do everything?

No, Dr. Domagala works closely with your dentist. The expertise of 2 doctors, helps ensure a long-lasting solution.

How much does dental implant treatment cost?

Each patient is unique, and it is not possible for us to discuss every option and every contingency for treatment outcome without a comprehensive evaluation and diagnostic records.. This website is intended to help you understand the general treatment options available to you. 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.

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