Frequently Asked Questions
COST AND INSURANCE COVERAGE
- How much are dental dental implants?
Costs vary depending on your jaw bone condition and the number of implants needed. After an initial examination, your dentist will provide a treatment plan and what it will cost. Financing and payment options are usually offered at this time as well. Click here to Find A Dentist in your area.
- Are dental implants covered by insurance?
Some insurance plans do cover portions of dental implants. Your dentist will determine
if your treatment is considered medically necessary, what’s covered, and what costs
will be out of pocket.
THE DENTAL IMPLANT PROCEDURE
- Why should I get dental implants?
They’re a perfect, permanent solution for people who need replacement teeth, want a
a natural smile, a classic appearance, and proper function. Implants enable you to
chew food normally while preventing jaw bone loss. Plus, they’re more comfortable
than dentures, partials, or bridges and last a lifetime.
- How do dental implants work?
Implantation starts with a post inserted into the jaw where the tooth root was located. Osseointegration occurs as the post fuses with your jaw bone and is a firm foundation to attach a replacement tooth or teeth — if multiple are needed. A connector crown called an abutment is then adhered to the post and your placement is complete.
- What makes DIOnavi Implant procedures precise?
With a personalized, data-generated procedure guide, your dentist will be able to ensure precise placement. Accuracy is of the utmost importance when placing implants to avoid the risk of injury to nerves or surrounding areas.
- What are DIOnavi implants made out of?
Dionavi implant posts are made of powerfully-built titanium metal that is placed precisely into the jawbone. This creates a stable environment for the connector — called an abutment — and the permanent tooth or crown that your dentist chooses. The final tooth looks and functions like a natural tooth.
- How long does a dental implant procedure take?
For single implants, it starts with an intraoral scan to create the planning and guide design. The surgical guide, final prosthesis, and drilling protocol are then delivered to the dentist. The procedure itself is performed in a matter of minutes. For the Full Arch, there are (4) office visits to complete the restoration. Watch a short video that explains the DIOnavi procedure.
- What type of doctor performs dental implant procedures?
Implantologists, oral surgeons, and trained general dentists can perform implant
procedures. To locate one near you, click here. Watch a short video that explains the DIOnavi procedure.
- Does the procedure hurt?
The entire DIOnavi solution was designed with patient comfort being a top priority. Therefore with less noise, incision, and heating, patients hardly encounter any pain. Plus with the UV activation technology, healing is stimulated to give your gums and bone an environment to recover quickly while increasing osseointegration. To find a DIOnavi dentist in your area, click here.
- Is dental Implants safe?
When performed by a trained DIOnavi dentist, the procedure is 100% safe. However, as with any procedure, rare complications can occur like an infection. Since there is no surgical incision or suturing, there is less chance for complications that are associated with conventional dental implants.
- What can I expect once my surgery is complete?
You can expect to return to normal life right after your procedure. Any discomfort is manageable with non-prescription, over-the-counter medications. Make sure to follow your dentist’s instructions on how to care for new artificial tooth or teeth. Use the same good oral hygiene habits recommended for natural teeth. Brushing. Flossing. Rinsing with antibacterial mouthwash. And get regular dental checkups.
- What foods can you eat after the implant procedure?
Start with soft foods immediately after surgery and gradually transition to foods that require more chewing. Your dentist will provide you with the proper instructions on what you can or cannot eat.
AFTER DENTAL IMPLANT SURGERY
- How long do implants last?
Except in the event of an injury or major illness, implants are designed to last a lifetime. Proper oral hygiene is recommended along with avoiding smoking.
- Do implants feel like natural teeth?
Dental implants are the closest and best option for replacing natural teeth. They enable you to chew food normally and help prevent bone loss. Plus, they’re more comfortable than dentures, partials, or bridges.
- If you’re a teeth-grinder, are implants a good solution?
Consult with your dentist to see if you’re a candidate.
- If you suffer from bone loss or gum disease, are implants a good solution?
After your dentist conducts intraoral and CBCT scans, he’ll be able to determine if implants are right for you.
DENTAL IMPLANTS AND PRE-EXISTING ORAL CONDITIONS
- Who’s not a candidate for dental implant?
DIOnavi implants can be performed when conventional implant techniques just don’t work. Some traditional methods result in complications such as bleeding and swelling, which makes implants a no-go for people with high blood pressure, diabetes, or heart disease. Older adults also run into issues with conventional implants. However, if you’ve been told in the past that you’re not a dental implant candidate, check with your dentist — DIOnavi just might be in your favor. Find A Dentist near you.