Frequently Asked Questions


Dental Implant FAQs

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Here are the most common questions that people have in regards to dental implants.

IS THE DENTAL IMPLANT PROCEDURE VERY PAINFUL?

It all depends on the technique used. The traditional way of placing an implant involves cutting the gum tissue open and peeling it back to reveal the bone in order to place the implant. As you might imagine, the exposure of the bone to air, saliva etc. and the gum tissue healing process can result in significant discomfort for a week or so. Our preferred way of placing a dental implant is the Computer- Guided implant placement technique. It is based on virtual dental implant planning in a 3D x-ray, which is then converted into a precise surgical guide which in turn is used to place the implant through a minimal (~4mm) opening in the gum tissue. No stitches are necessary and there is almost no discomfort, swelling, bleeding, bruising etc. We firmly believe that this minimally invasive approach is the best method of placing a dental implant that is available anywhere today.

DOES SMOKING IMPACT MY ABILITY TO GET DENTAL IMPLANTS?

No. There is a slightly higher risk for complications, but that can be discussed at your consultation.

ARE THERE ANY LONG-TERM RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH DENTAL IMPLANTS?

Dental Implants have one of the highest long-term success rates of any dental procedure (at 95% or better). The titanium material, from which they are made, is very biocompatible with the human body and ensures long-term success. Titanium has been used for more than 50 years in medical and dental procedures with no significant adverse effects.

HOW MUCH DO THEY COST?

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ARE IMPLANTS COVERED BY INSURANCE?

Some private insurance plans have partial reimbursements for dental implants but they vary depending on the company. You should speak directly to your insurance provider for the coverage offered.

BESIDES INSURANCE, ARE THERE OTHER WAYS TO REDUCE THE COSTS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS?

Our treatment centre offers affordable payment plans to make dental implants more accessible to more people. Dental implants are also considered a medical expense and can be deducted from your income tax.

 


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