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FAQ (part 2)

DOES IMPLANT SURGERY INVOLVE A LOT OF PAIN?

 

No! Most people experience mild to moderate discomfort following dental implant placement. In more rare cases there are cases of moderate-severe discomfort lasting a few days. Most describe the implant as less painful afterward than having a tooth extracted. The procedure can be done either under local anesthetic or intravenous sedation. During the procedure, there should be NO discomfort.

 

 

IS DENTAL IMPLANT EXPENSIVE?

 

It is true that it is a costly procedure.

In the other international clinic, this operation is between $ 1000 and $2500.

In our clinic, this intervention is between $890 and $1900. 

You may also consider the placement of implants as a long-term investment.

 

IF I NEED A BONE GRAFT, WHERE DOES IT COME FROM? IS IT SAFE?

 

We have several areas where a bone graft can come from. The first is your own bone such as from the jaw or hip. Other choices are from FDA-approved bone graft material that is made from a human-free dried bone, animal source (cow), or synthetic (calcium triphosphate). With all choices, safety is guaranteed and been CE and/or FDA approved for use. All the choices have shown to be extremely safe and well documented in the literature for use.

 

ARE BRACES FOR TEENAGERS?

 

Some of the more readily apparent conditions that indicate the need for early examination include:

Early or late loss of teeth

Difficulty in chewing or biting

Mouth breathing

Thumb sucking

Crowding, misplaced, or blocked-out teeth

Speech difficulties

Biting the cheek or the roof of the mouth

Facial imbalance

Jaws that are too far forward or back

Kids as young as four (4) are sometimes advised to start Orthodontics in order to avoid a more severe problem later on. Orthodontic treatment is most common between the ages of 8 and 14. At this age, we can take advantage of natural bone growth to influence changes in a positive direction.

Orthodontists and brace can be effective at any age.

However, as you get older the treatment may take longer. Your bones grow much faster when you are young so your jaw is easy to stretch. By the time you are 20, you may need surgery to expand your jaw. Usually, braces take from 12 to 30 months. This will depend on the severity of your case. Consult a specialist to receive an estimation of time and costs.

 

DO PEOPLE WEARING BRACES HAVE FOOD RESTRICTIONS?

 

For the most part, people can eat normally. They should avoid hard, sticky, gooey or crunchy foods. Caramel and taffy can stick to braces and if not properly removed can cause cavities. Crunchy foods like apples and carrots should be cut into smaller pieces before eating.

 

IS IT TRUE THAT THUMB SUCKING IN CHILDREN CAN LEAD TO TEETH DISORDER?

 

It is true that if the child continues this habit after the age of 3 to 5 years old,

it can result in forwarding placement of upper teeth. In this case, the intervention of a dental surgeon may be required.

 

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