Now coming back to the question: Are dental implants painful?
The answer is ‘generally no’. It’s not an ‘absolute no’ because there may be some discomfort involved in few rare scenarios, though which can be easily countered with regular pain medications. As far as Smilekraft Dentistry is concerned, we take care to cause as minimal discomfort as humanely possible, from the start till the end of the procedures. To start with, the anaesthesia we use, is injected with special techniques which causes least discomfort. After that, the procedure is absolutely painless. Later since we use the Waterlase laser and the non contact digital technology for teeth measurement, the second stage teeth fabrication procedures cause the least discomfort as compared to any other implant dental clinic performing it with their respective techniques.
Do dental implants hurt after placement or when in function? Are they safe for me? Do dental implants have any side effects?
Dental implants should never hurt when in function or after placement and complete healing. Rather you never feel a dental implant in the jaws. If done and maintained properly, you would never feel or even be able to see your dental implant. Dental implants are not connected with any nerve to the jaws. Thus they can never be painful. They may only hurt if something is wrong with them. That unfortunately is when they are about to fail. Although, such failures are rare (about 2-3%), pain during failure is further a distant possibility. Most of the times if an implant fails, it simply loosens from the bone without you feeling a thing.
Considering safety, they are absolutely safe and predictable to be used in the human body. Scientifically they don’t have any bad side effects. They only come with positive outcomes which are already mentioned above. Although, if you are the one to consider the worst case scenario, then the only loss that you may encounter would be an implant loss similar to your original tooth loss. That’s it, you would be back to how it started before the treatment. Since titanium dental implants are the most bio-compatible materials to be used they will never cause any side effects and function for you the whole of your life.
Now coming to the most important question according to few,
How much do dental implants cost? What is their maintenance like and any recurrent costs?
The dental treatment charges at Smilekraft Dentistry are all mentioned on the page: Fees & Cost Analysis
But to just give an idea, it may range anything between Rs. 20,000/- to Rs. 35,000/- for various implant systems we use at our clinic mentioned on the link above. This would be the first stage surgery cost. The second stage of fixing the artificial tooth or crown would cost you another Rs. 15,000/- to Rs. 25,000/-. This is for a standard single implanted tooth .
The cost for several missing teeth or full jaw rehabilitations with full jaw implants are generally a multiplication of the number of implants used. There may be some additional charges for the surgeries involving bone grafting, bone manipulation, usage of specialized implant attachments,etc. which may be advised as required.
These are normally one time costs. If done and maintained properly dental implants are supposed to last you a lifetime. Thus, at Smilekraft Dentistry, we don’t charge our patients any regular maintenance charges that are involved with healthy dental implants.(know more about this)
Since all dental implants at Smilekraft Dentistry come with a lifetime replacement warranty, any surgical or healing failure is repeated free of cost if a similar implant is used back again. There may be some additional charges of bone grafting if required, or if a different implant system is used as demanded by the situation. In situations, where the teeth undergo heavy wear and tear, you may need to change the artificial teeth only and not the implants. That may probably happen in years which will be chargeable as required.
Home maintenance of dental implants involves your regular home care of brushing twice and flossing once at night. You only need to take care of the part that these are totally artificial teeth. Unlike regular teeth you would never feel anything when something is stuck around them. Thus an extra visual care needs to be taken to clean around them.