What is a Dental Implant?
Dental Implants are man-made replacements for natural teeth. The implants themselves are artificial tooth roots anchored in the gum or jawbone on which replacement teeth are permanently secured. Since implanted teeth are fixed in the mouth rather than removable like dentures, they allow the wearer to return to the comfort and function associated with natural teeth. The bone actually bonds to the Implants. This allows the teeth to be replaced without placing any pressure on the gums, thus eliminating the pain normally associated with dentures.
What are Dental Implants made of?
Implants are made from titanium, a biologically safe metal, they are designed in various shapes and sizes to fit your individual needs.
How much do Dental Implants cost?
The fee for implants varies according to the patient's needs. It starts as low as $2999 for a single implant from start to finish (including surgery and crown). Fort his reason, we offer a no-charge consultation. Why not call us today at 416-800-2542 to arrange your visit?
How will I benefit from Dental Implants?
The first and most obvious benefit is the enhanced ability to chew and enjoy your food. Using dental implants, the upperteeth can be replaced without covering the roof of the mouth. By exposing the roof of the mouth, the former denture wearer can enjoy the subtle tastes and textures of food and drink that they have been missing out on for so many years. They also stop bone loss in the area where the teeth are missing, which otherwise continues through life. Implants also eliminate the embarrassment and inconvenience associated with removable teeth. Implants also allow single missing teeth to be replaced without cutting down healthy ones.
DENTAL BRIDGES ARE NO LONGER THE RECOMMENDED SOLUTION TO REPLACE MISSING TEETH...IMPLANTS HAVE A 98% SUCCESS RATE LONG TERM. 30% of dental bridges fail in 10 years, 50% within 15 years, leaving fewer options when they fail. The best news is that the latest breakthrough in implant technology makes implant tooth replacement possible for individuals who previously could not have been placed before. We have experience in implant therapy. With the aid ofonsite implant specialist (Periodontist), your complete treatment can be handled in the conveniently located, ultra modern office.
How long will the procedure take?
The length of the procedure varies according to the needs of the individual. They can be placed in as little as 30 minutes for a single implant to as much as several hours for a mouthful. This question can be better answered at our no-charge evaluation appointment. Why not call us today at 416-800-2542 to arrange your no obligation visit.
Will my Insurance cover my Dental Implant treatment?
Many insurance carriers help with the fees required for implant dentistry. It depends on your particular insurance policy. Bring your policy booklet in with you and we'll be glad to have our insurance coordinator review it and help maximize your benefits. Because we do the surgery and crown, we have more flexibility to keep our fees lower!
How long do Dental Implants last?
When Dr. Botbol or our in-house specialist places your implants, we have every intention of them lasting you a lifetime; however, there is no way we can predict complications in the future. Our success rate overthe years has been excellent.
Do you offer financing for Dental Implants?
Yes, our office provides a wide variety of financing options available to you. Ask our receptionist for details.
How many visits will this type of procedure take?
The surgical part of treatment is one short visit in most cases. The number of visits will depend on the type of treatments you will need. Dr. Botbol will be able to answer this question after your consultation appointment.
Depending on your needs, treatment time can range from three months to a year. Dr. Botbol will make sure you'll be able to return to work as soon as possible, and function normally at this time. You'll be able to wear your denture or partial during this time. Yes, our office provides a wide variety of financing options available to you. Ask our receptionist for details.
Do you do these procedures at your office or do I need to go elsewhere?
Our office is fully equipped with all the equipment needed to handle implant placement skillfully. Dr. Botbol surgically places and restores your implants. We also have a Periodontist (Gum Specialist and Implant Specialist) for complicated cases (needing bone grafting) and strategic planning with Dr. Botbol. For those patients who need it, we also have certified Anesthesiologists (Dental Anesthesiologists & Medical Doctors) to perform deep sedation such as General Anesthesia or IV Sedation. We also offer simple sedation such as gas (Nitrous Oxide) or Pill sedation.
Dr. Botbol has been restoring implants for over 13 years. Dr. Botbol also surgically places implants and has had hands-on training with the TOP IMPLANTOLOGIST IN THE WORLD, DR. CARL MISCH. We also have an in-house specialist for complicated cases. The best recommendation of his skills I can offer would be the many satisfied patients he has treated. We would be happy to put you in contact with some for personal recommendations.
How long have dentists been placing implants for?
Implants are not new to the dental field. Modern medicine began the procedure in 1948 and they have been perfected in the past three decades. Yes. The procedure is LESS involved than having a tooth pulled, and have a success rate of 98%. Most of our patients are choosing implants over bridges because they are so easy and more comfortable.
Is the procedure painful?
Most patients experience very little discomfort with the procedure. Most of our patients do fine with standard medications. We offer simple pill sedation. You are given a small pill to take an hour priorto your dental appointment. Your companion will accompany you to the office. You'll be sedated just enough to be unaware of the treatment, as if you were relaxing. You'll feel refreshed, with little or no memory of what was accomplished. When your treatment is completed your companion will return you home to finish your comfortable, relaxing day.
Can I wear my dentures during treatment?
You will be able to wear your dentures and/or partials for the entire time (except for a few days after implant placement).
Immediately following the placement of the implants, we advise our patients to go without their dentures (if they were wearing them previously) for two to three days for healing. After that time, however, you may wear your denture comfortably until the final teeth are placed. If a single tooth is being replaced, we can provide a natural looking temporary tooth replacement if needed.