WHAT IS AN IMPLANT?
Implants are the perfect solution to replace a missing tooth or molar when there is no remaining natural root or stump. First, the dentist will drill a specially designed titanium screw into the jaw bone. Over a period of several months, new bone tissue will grow and the titanium screw, slowly embedding it in the jaw bone. After this healing period, when the artificial root is firmly fixed in place, a crown-like cap is placed on top the titanium pin. The result is a brand new tooth that looks and feels perfectly natural.
WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS OF IMPLANTS?
Implant surgery is complicated and time-consuming. The success of the final result depends on the individual patient and the process can take up to six months to complete. One the other hand: implants are the most hi-tech, long lasting and most comfortable solution serious dental problems and the end results can be quite spectacular.
IS AN IMPLANT RIGHT FOR ME?
Creating an implant is a complicated medical procedure that requires delicate oral surgery and a great deal of technical skill and experience from the dentist. Dr. Huang is one of the leading experts in this field in Taiwan and has an unparalleled success rate in creating beautiful, long lasting implants. Deciding if an implant is the right solution for you requires a thorough oral examination, as well as several x-rays. The process is more expensive than other dental treatments, but implants also offer the best results possible, creating teeth that look and feel as new.
IS THE SURGERY PAINFUL?
Placing the titanium into the jawbone is a minor surgical procedure, so you will be given the proper local anesthesia to ensure a pain-free experience. you might feel a bit sore afterwards, but the dentist will give you some light for an residual discomfort. The rest of the procedure is very mild and usually not uncomfortable at all.
HOW LONG WILL AN IMPLANT LAST?
If the titanium pin is properly integrated into the bone tissue, an implant
will last a lifetime.
WHAT MATERIALS CAN BE USED FOR THE FINAL CROWN?
Common materials are amalgams of gold or platinum or ceramics, which can be made to the exact color of the surrounding teeth, so that the tooth or molar blends in perfectly. It is up to you what you want your smile to look like!