Common Questions - about your implants
Q: Will I need an implant for each missing tooth?
Not necessarily. Occassionaly, up to six missing teeth can be replaced with restoration supported by only two implants. Individual situations vary; recommendations are based on a thorough analysis of each patient.
Q: How long does implant surgery usually take?
The average implant surgery takes about 1 hour. However, depending on the patient's individual situation, it could take longer and may include multiple surgeries. This will be discussed during your initial consultation.
Q: Will my implants match the rest of my teeth?
We strive to create beautiful and symmetrical smiles. This involves not only the restoration on the implant(s), but also the supporting tissues (bone, gums). Whether you have one tooth or many that need replacement, our goal is to ensure that you are thrilled with the end result.
Q: What if my implant fails?
It is very rare for implants to fail when placed properly. Our success rate exceeds 98% in non-smokers. Our policy in non-smokers is to replace implants should the implants fail within the first three years and if the patient has not been negligent. We do this at no extra cost to our patients. This is case-specific and patients must have followed all recommendations for post-operative implant care. Success rate of smokers in gerneral is lower than that of non-smokers, but it is still a very predictable treatment.
Who needs implants?
People usually decide to get implants for both functional and aesthetic reasons, including: