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Dental Implants

Dental Implants (also known as "tooth implants" or "tooth screws") are surgically placed titanium or zirconia screw-like components that join (osseointegrate) with the jawbone to support dental prostheses such as dental crowns, tooth bridges or dentures (false teeth).

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Choosing a suitable clinic for: Dental Implants

Choosing a suitable dental implant clinic starts with a correct dental diagnostics usually involving an OPG x-ray or CT-scan supported by the experience of a dental implant surgeon (not a regular dentist) and their specialised team.

Surgery should be performed in a dental implant clinic using proven, high-grade dental implants, under a microscope, loupes, or using digital guided surgery.

As dental implant surgery is classified as outpatient surgery, it is also worthwhile looking at the level of comfort and extra services provided in your chosen dental implant clinic. Reported patient feedback from patients who have had dental implants in your particular chosen dental implant clinic is worth looking at.

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Treatment Time for Dental Implants

The time involved with patients needing dental implants typically ranges from one day to up to a year depending on the dental implant method used, such as immediate loading dental implants or conservative dental implants where bone grafts and sinus lifts are needed to provide strength in the jawbone.

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Clinic & Patient Outcomes for Dental Implants

Dental implants act as artificial tooth roots for patients who have missing teeth or need teeth removing, and they enable the patient to have the function and look of having real teeth again for many years to come.

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Success Rates for Dental Implants

GCR looks at the long-term survival rate of dental implants in patients and if the patient is continually free of pain, able to chew and pleased with the aesthetics. Worldwide average for Dental Implant success rate: 60%-99%

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Complication Rates for Dental Implants

GCR looks at the number of dental implants that have been rejected or failed to provide continual satisfaction for the patient.

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Cost of Dental Implants

US average cost of dental implants: $500-$6000

Results were taken from our 2017 assessment of 127,000 dental implant clinics in 126 countries where dental implant surgery is done. This is excluding consultation, diagnostics, models, and further items often needed such as the dental implant abutment, tooth crown, bone graft, sinus lift, temporary teeth, medication, anaesthetic, dental hygiene session.