It’s very rare that a patient rejects a dental implant, but foreign body rejection can happen. Signs of rejection can include pain at the implant site, swelling, and fever. There are rare allergic reactions to titanium, which can possibly lead to implant failures. Symptoms associated with a … [Read more...] about How do you know if your body is rejecting a dental implant?
The short answer is yes. Using the All-On-Four (AO4) treatment concept, natural teeth are surgically removed and replaced with four implants per arch and a hybrid-type bridge. (Or eight implants for replacement of all teeth.) AO4 is a comprehensive dental implant program that is cost-efficient … [Read more...] about Can you replace all your teeth with dental implants?
The healing time for dental implants varies from person to person. In terms of recovering from the implant procedure, you can typically return to work the next day. With simple implant procedures, patients can sometimes return to work the same day. For many implant procedures, post-procedure … [Read more...] about How long does it take for dental implants to heal?
Dental implant procedures are complex dental procedures that require great skill on the part of your implant dentist, not to mention the other dental professionals on his/her team. The cost of materials and lab work is also a huge factor, as implants call for titanium abutments (most commonly), as … [Read more...] about Why are dental implants so expensive?
As we have noted in Understanding True Dental Implant Cost, the cost of a complete single tooth implant averages approximately $3,680 in the U.S. and typically ranges between $3,000 and $4,500. You may be able to find a dentist who charges less, but you want to make sure that your implant … [Read more...] about Are there cheap dental implants?
Dental bridges have been used for decades to replace missing teeth and are still used today with great success. As you’d expect from the name, a dental bridge serves to bridge the gap between one or more missing teeth, with the bridge supported by natural teeth or implants on either side. While … [Read more...] about Which is better: a bridge or dental implant?
When it comes to dental implants, the amount of time involved in each case is unique. Traditionally the procedure has been performed in two phases, and based on healing times for the original tooth extraction, it can take somewhere around 5 months all together. However, implants can sometimes be … [Read more...] about How long does it take for dental implants?
It’s rare for a dental implant to just fall out. What is more likely is that a separate part, like an abutment or healing cap, can come loose. If this does happen, save the implant—or the piece of the implant—or whatever fell out—and bring it to show your dentist, whom you should visit right away. … [Read more...] about What do I do if my dental implant falls out?