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Have you been told to consider dental implant surgery by your dentist or a friend? Are you concerned and have questions you’re too afraid to ask? Fear no more as you’ve come to the right place. OSSTEM Implant is here to help.
Below you will find an easy to navigate menu addressing some of the most common questions and concerns. Scroll down to learn more
How do dental implants work
Who can get dental implants
Types of dental implants
History of dental implants
Are dental implants covered by insurance?
Dental implants for seniors
Dental implants in children
What is the minimum age for dental implants?
A dental implant is an investment into your health with the aim of providing a solution that could last a lifetime. An Implant can do wonders for your self-esteem, because it feels and looks like a natural tooth. People who were shy about smiling because of a space from a lost tooth feel more comfortable after implant treatment. Beyond the aesthetics, a dental implant also makes it easier to eat and speak, because the titanium fixture is secured directly in the jaw which holds the implant in place
The benefits of dental implants
How to improve your smile
Dentures vs Implants
Getting Dental Implants
Wondering what the procedure consists of? Whom can perform surgery and where to find your nearest clinic? Concerned about the costs and considering seeking treatment abroad?
Dental Implant Surgery
How to find the right dentist for dental implant
Dental implants overseas
Dental implants dentist or oral surgeon
What are mini dental implants
What is a full-arch rehabilitation?
Are dental implants safe?
As the old saying goes, ‘the only teeth you need to brush are the ones you wish to keep’. Just like a natural tooth dental implants need to be cleaned and cared for to ensure overall longevity and provide a solution that lasts as long as possible
Dental implant aftercare
Is dental implant pain normal?
Why dental implants fail and how to fix them?
Dental implants and smoking
Dental implant infection signs
The best dental implants are the ones that work for your jaw, your lifestyle, and your health concerns. There is no simple one-size-fits-all solution.
There are a range of types of implants, including slim-fitting ‘mini-implants’, as well as the regular ones. There are four main types:
Your dentist will advise which is the best solution for your jaw.
No. Dental implants are highly attractive, looking just like your natural teeth, except better. If the implant becomes visible, that is due to infection or damage like bone or tissue loss.
There are a variety of scenarios where a dental implant may become loose. This could be due to:
- Poor placement by the dentist
- Infection/ peri-implantitis
- Poor osseointegration (bone fusing to the implant)
- Damage to the tooth by a blow/ accident
The success rate of dental implants is more than 90%, but there are steps you need to take to ensure a long-term, healthy dental implant.
The cost of dental implants vary depending on the number of implants required, other procedures required such as tooth extraction, and the type of implant that’s chosen. You will require a quote after a consultation.
- One dental implant and crown could cost between NZ$5000 and NZ$6500.
- Two to three teeth may cost between NZ$11,000 and $13,000
A full set of lower or upper teeth
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