Why Our Gush Etzion, Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh Patients Love Dental Implants!
Dental Implants are small titanium “fixtures” that take the place of the natural root of a tooth. They are gently implanted into the bone, using local anesthesia. These very tiny titanium roots actually bond or integrate with a patient’s bone.
Often an osseointegrated (bonded to the bone) dental implant is more stable than a natural tooth’s root. Once bonded, we can build permanent teeth, custom-designed and shaded to aesthetically suit each patient’s distinctive facial requirements.
Although the benefits of dental implants are impressive, the advantage to choosing our practice lies in our uniquely qualified staff. This staff is headed by Dr. Neil Dobro, a U.S. certified Prosthodontist with years of experience. His specialty is a mark of expertise in replacing teeth, so you know you are choosing an exemplary practitioner as well as a quality tooth replacement when you come to Dobro Dental Implants.
Below are some common questions & answers about dental implants, please feel free to contact us to learn more with a complimentary consultation or take the time to request a complimentary appointment online.
Common Implant Procedures We Provide:
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Dental implants can be placed in either the upper or lower jaws.
Due to the biocompatible properties of titanium and the specialized surfaces on the implants that Dr. Dobro selects, they fuse with the bone and become good anchors for replacement teeth. Dental implants can be used in solutions for replacing single or multiple missing teeth.
Why dental implants?
There are a number of reasons why you should consider a dental implant: Without the root structure of a natural tooth present, the jawbone can shrink. This shrinkage will make your face look older than it is, and it can even contribute to further tooth loss.
There are no loose parts to worry about when you have dental implants. The dental implant is stable and comfortable. No adjustment is needed after placement. It can serve its owner for life with proper care, making implant dentistry an excellent investment in your oral health.
Common Questions About Dental Implants
How much do dental implants cost?
Every individual will receive a customized treatment plan, depending on his or her particular needs. There are many factors that play a role in establishing fees, but we have a very reasonable fee that most everyone can afford for one complete dental implant with the abutment and crown.
Extractions, bone grafting, and any other complications or temporary solutions will increase the cost of your treatment, but we offer several options to help you receive treatment within your budget.
How much do full mouth dental implants cost?
With the technology of “Implant Teeth In A Day,” costs for full mouth dental implant solutions has become much more affordable. With “Implant Teeth in a Day,” you receive fixed teeth in one day, using just four or six implants.
While a considerable investment, the long-term costs of redoing patchwork dentistry, full arch implants can actually be less than traditional dentures when you consider the cost of replacements and the health impact of deteriorating bone structure.
Costs for this procedure differ for every patient, so please phone us for your complimentary consultation and treatment plan.
Who is a Candidate?
Anyone who is missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease, or tooth decay may be a candidate for dental implants. The determining factor is usually the amount of available bone. Dr. Dobro is extraordinarily well-qualified to evaluate whether dental implants are a viable solution for you.
Is old age a problem?
Occasionally, older patients express concern that their age may prevent them from enjoying the benefits of dental implants. Health is more of a determining factor than age. Dr. Dobro has successfully placed implants into patients as old as 92!
If you’re healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you’re probably healthy enough to receive tooth implants, though certain chronic diseases may contraindicate dental implant treatment.
What are the advantages of dental implants over dentures or a dental bridge?
Improved appearance: When you lose the entire tooth – crown and root – shrinkage of the jawbone may cause your face to look older. Dental implants can stop this process. A traditional denture or dental bridge doesn’t.
Preserve natural teeth: With traditional dental bridges, teeth adjacent to missing teeth are normally ground down to be used as anchors for a dental bridge. Dental implants can eliminate the need to modify healthy teeth.
Permanent solution: There are no loose parts to worry about losing. The dental implant is stable and comfortable. Repeated adjustment is not needed after placement. It can serve its owner for life.
How will dental implants affect my life?
Dental implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Dental implants can restore 100% of your biting force. A typical denture restores only about 15% of a healthy bite. This means that you can eat and drink whatever you choose. Most importantly, dental implants often improve quality of life in a very concrete way.
People who have felt embarrassed and worried because of their tooth problems are often overwhelmed by what new permanent teeth can do for their self-esteem as well as their comfort.
Will my new teeth look natural?
When dental implants are used in combination with modern restorative dentistry, their appearance, comfort, and function are very likely to exceed your expectations. Dr. Dobro’s restorations can be hard even for you to tell apart from your natural teeth.
Will I be able to chew with the same force and pressure I use with my natural teeth?
Yes. Following a brief adaptation period, chewing capacity is comparable to that of natural teeth. Unlike removable dentures and partial dentures, dental implants can restore biting force to 100% when compared to healthy natural teeth.
How much time is required for dental implant surgery?
Today, state-of-the-art computer generated stents allow Dr. Dobro to use guided surgical techniques when indicated. The major advantage of these stents is the minimal amount of manipulation of the soft tissue and reduced time in the dental chair for you. They also significantly reduce the healing time and the discomfort normally associated with traditional dental implant surgical techniques.
The procedure chosen depends on several factors, such as the number of teeth involved, which teeth are replaced, and the shape of the surface of the jawbone. These factors will also determine the total number of visits throughout the treatment period.
Is the treatment painful?
With any surgery, there can be some discomfort. Placing one implant normally causes less discomfort than placing several. Local anesthesia and patient sedation are commonly administered to help reduce any discomfort during the dental implant process.If you would like to have sedation, be sure to tell Dr. Dobro at your first visit.
Most patients report that they were much more comfortable following the procedure than they had anticipated. Dr. Dobro will prescribe medications to ease any discomfort that may occur.
How will I feel after the treatment?
It is normal to have some bruising and swelling in the gum and soft tissues. But usually the discomfort, if any, is treated with an over-the-counter painkiller. If more potent medication should be needed, Dr. Dobro will prescribe it for you. If you are having one or two implants, you should expect to be able to work the next day.
Dr. Dobro has many patients who have worked the day after a full arch procedure with Implants In a Day. Single implant placement is even easier for you than one simple extraction!
How will I care for my dental implants?
Your new teeth must be cared for and checked regularly, just like your natural teeth. Brush and floss as recommended. You should see Dr. Dobro and his hygienist every six months, or more frequently if you are advised to do that.