Implant dentistryQ&A
Q.1.What treatment is an implant?

Q.2.What is the difference between a dowel crown and an implant tooth?

Q.3.How should daily care, such as cleaning and replacement, be done?

Q.4.How long will the treatment period last?

Q.5.Is it possible at any points.

Q.6.Will no failure occur?

Q.7.Is there any age restriction?

Q.8.Are there cases of artificial teeth being broken or falling out as a result of being hit?

Q.9.Is it possible to bite as usual on the day after implanting?

Q.10.I have artificial teeth. Is implanting possible in my case?

Q.11.How much does treatment cost?

Q.12.Are there many kinds of implant materials?

Q.13.Can implanted teeth be kept throughout life?

Q.14.Is the surgery painful?

Q.15.How much time will the surgery require?

Q.16.Will the surgery be carried out under general anesthesia?


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Q.1 What treatment is an implant?

It is the treatment method of burying titanium tooth roots in toothless bones, and putting artificial teeth, such as prosthetic materials or overdentures, on the artificial tooth roots.


Q.2 What is the difference between a dowel crown and an implant tooth?

The dowel crown has its own tooth root, so it is crowned. In the case of an implant, a solid artificial tooth can be inserted even if the patient has no tooth roots.


Q.3 How should daily care, such as cleaning and replacement, be done?

No replacement is necessary. As for methods of care, daily brushing will become necessary more than at present, as in the case of your own teeth.


Q.4 How long will the treatment period last?

The upper jaw and lower jaw are left as they are for more than six months and three months, respectively, after implanting. Subsequently, a titanium abutment will be connected to the implant points. Because the mucous membrane is somewhat cut open, two to three weeks will be required to go to the next step while watching the healing condition of the mucous membrane. After that, the upper structure, i.e. teeth, will be implanted, and the related technical handling will require two to three weeks.


Q.5 Is it possible at any points.

Depending on conditions for occlusion and the state of bones to be inserted, there may be points where implanting cannot be enforced.


Q.6 Will no failure occur?

We cannot say that failure will never occur. Although implanting is carried out in consideration of various conditions, there may be cases in which no integration occurs for some reasons or other.


Q.7 Is there any age restriction?

Except for the growing age, any person is qualified if he or she satisfies conditions for surgery.


Q.8 Are there cases of artificial teeth being broken or falling out as a result of being hit?

As in the case of your natural teeth, they may be broken or fall out. Prosthetic materials can be replaced if they are broken off, but the effect on inserted tooth roots depends on the degree of impact.


Q.9 Is it possible to bite as usual on the day after implanting?

If teeth are inserted in the mouth of a person who has no teeth, the artificial teeth cannot be used for two to three weeks, so he or she must eat liquid food. If the person is only missing two or three teeth, the person can bite foods as usual with the remaining teeth.


Q.10 I have artificial teeth. Is implanting possible in my case?

If the jawbones are sufficiently thick, and if other conditions are met, it is OK.


Q.11 How much does treatment cost?

The amount will vary, depending on the number of teeth to be implanted and the kind of prosthetic materials used. It will be explained in detail, when you come to the clinic.


Q.12 Are there many kinds of implant materials?

Yes, there are many kinds. This clinic, however, uses Branemark System-based titanium implant materials, regarding which basic research has been conducted most frequently in the world.


Q.13 Can implanted teeth be kept throughout life?

They can be used for your lifetime, if they are taken care of daily, through self-brushing, etc. However, if some problems occur, please have them examined at an early date.


Q.14 Is the surgery painful?

As teeth are implanted in bones, implanting is a surgical procedure, and as such it may be considered painful. However, patents mostly seem to feel a sense of tiring when they have to open their mouths.


Q.15 How much time will the surgery require?

It depends on the number of teeth to be implanted. For two or three teeth, time will be one to two hours. For two or three teeth on both right and left sides, the time will be two to three hours.


Q.16 Will the surgery be carried out under general anesthesia?

No, it is implemented under local anesthesia.

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