From 1975 to 2004, Implant success ranged between 90%mto 100% according to
a clinical study. Reference) Immediate and early implant loading protocols :
a literature review of clinical studies. J Prosthet Dent. 2005 Sep;94(3):242-58. Revi
The treatment takes about one month from consultation up to the first surgery and
another 2~3 months until the periodontal bones and implant are fixed firmly and the
prosthesis is mounted.
The period could be extended to 6~9 months depending on the condition of the jaw
bones and mouth, chewing strength, and difference in the implant system.
Nowadays, however, the development of a variety of implant methods and
systems has shortened the treatment period.
Although the initial cost is high, implants are semi-permanent; thus, they are
actually cheaper because no additional cost is incurred. In contrast, although the
initial cost of dentures is lower than that of implant, additional cost is incurred later.
Yes. Patients are advised to undergo implant surgery while they are still young
because of the better bone condition, the bone volume, and the width and depth
of bone where the implant will be placed. If a test proves that surgery is possible,
then elderly patients can undergo the surgery.
No. Implant is made of titanium, forming TO2 on the surface in air, water, and other
electrolyte by itself. Boasting of excellent bio-compatibility, implants are not harmful
to the human body.
After the surgery, your face or gums feel stiff and sore. Swelling may also cause
the jaw or lips to be numb for several days. Still, there’s no need for you to worry;
these symptoms will subside over time. If symptoms persist, however,
see a doctor immediately.
Not at all, since local anesthesia will be administered before surgery.
After the surgery, however, you may experience some pain once the effect of the
anesthesia wears off. Generally aspirin is all that is needed to relieve the pain.