Is it painful to receive an implant treatment?
Implant operation is performed with local anesthesia. Some swelling and mild pain may remain after the surgery depending on individual circumstances. You may not worry about pains if you take your medicine as prescribed by the dentist and keep regulatory precautions after the operation.
How long will it take to fully complete an implant operation and treatment?
Although it depends on implant quantities and the complexity of treatment, simple implant surgery usually only takes 30 minutes. The period of osseointegration of maxillary surgery is 4-6 months and mandibular case is 2-3 months in general. However, the treatment period may vary greatly depending upon individuals.
Is it possible to receive an implant surgery even if my oral condition is bad?
To receive an implant surgery, it is recommended that the bond tissue is sufficient quantitatively as well as qualitatively. However, you may receive proper treatment after appropriate diagnosis and consultation with a dentist.
How big is the difference of biting force between denture and implant?
Denture lessens about one-tenth of biting force compared to natural tooth, but implant allows to chew almost the same level of biting force of a natural tooth.
What is the lifespan of an implant?
It is clear that implant is meant to be a long-lasting replacement tooth compared to detrimental bridge treatment. Even though dental implants do not have an expiration date, some factors such as periodontal disease, loss of bone around implant, smoking and drinking can possibly shorten the lifespan of an implant.