Frequently Asked Questions


How Much Do Dental Implants Cost? What can affect this price?

Our basic price for dental implant starts at $999. Dental implant is ONLY the Fixture in the above picture. The cost of a dental implant varies in North America. Full dental implant cost varies according to the patients’ need and difference between the cost of  various materials. Some people may end up paying more if they decide to have more expensive brands or if their implant placement needs extra procedures like grafts, sinus lift, ridge expansion and …
$1999 is the price for one implant(fixture), abutment and the crown. Tax in dentistry is not separated and your final payment for one implant placement could be Only  $1999 if you don’t need any extra procedures. Grafting if required is not included in this price if you need it . Our basic price is set for our Hiossen implant system.
People who use denture do not need the abutment and crown. they need implants and to fix their denture to the implants , other parts are needed like locators.

How do I know if I need any graft?

Your complete in office exam which includes xrays and a CBCT, will provide the necessary information, should you require grafting or not. Some people need hard or soft tissue grafts. Implant surgery may require additional procedures such as bone grafting, soft tissue grafting, ridge splitting or sinus lift.
I have a denture. I was told by putting implants, my existing denture can be attached to the implants. How it is working?
Implant supported dentures usually work by placing 2-4 implants in each jaw, we can attach your existing denture which alleviates most of the existing movement patients are unhappy with.  However, sometimes old dentures are not strong enough for such a forces and they may break.

I have heard about "tooth in a day". Does it really work?

The answer for many cases is no . Dental implant needs time and should be totally fixed to be integrated to the bone ( Like a broken arm). Immediate loading by putting crown, specially on the top of single implant, can causes micro-movement which reduces the chance of integration of the implant dramatically. tooth in a day usually is used for the concept of “All on Four”  when four implants in different directions can hold a denture or bridge. Even in this concept, patients should follow a special soft diet carefully at least for two months.
In most cases the immediate crown on the top of single implant works just as a decoration and should not be functional.

Does implant works lifetime?

Researches show that implant can work for a long time. However we do not have data to support such a claim. The success rate of dental implant is %80 for 20 years period. It means 1 out of 5 implants can fail within 20 years. Dental implant needs special care and cleaning to last long.

How many appointments do I need?

Two appointments are necessary:

  • The first appointment : Surgically placing the implant ( Fixture)+ healing cap
  • The second appointment : Exposing the implant and placing the abutment and Crown on the top of the implant (4-6 months after the day of surgery).

Between these two appointments, your implant should be checked every one or two months to evaluate the healing of soft and hard tissue.

Which implant system are you using? Which kind of material?

We are using Only those products approved by Health Canada. Our affordable dental implant systems are mainly Hiossen, Biohorizons, Camlog, and Straumann. However, we can put any brand you may request.
Why is Hiossen system less expensive? Are the other brands better?
This implant system has a very high standard and quality. It is well-known Brand worldwide under the name of Osstem. We are using this system because of its innovation, simplicity and high success rate.
However, different brands have different prices. Some implant system like Straumann , Astra and Noble Biocare are pioneers and their products are more expensive.

HiOSSEN was established in Pennsylvania in 2006 as a subsidiary of Osstem Implant. Osstem Implant is leading the Asian-Pacific market with the largest market share and ranked one of the top five implant companies on the globe.
HIOSSEN Inc. produces a wide variety of implants at the state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Fairless Hills, PA. The quality implants are exported to more than 20 different countries in Europe and Asia.

Camlog is s an important manufacturer in the area of implant dentistry. Camlog Implant Systems lead the way in application and quality: long-term Research & Development, highest quality standards and the know-how of globally recognized experts in implant dentistry set Camlog apart.

Straumann®products, solutions and services are available in more than 70 countries. With its roots in Swiss precision engineering and clinical excellence, the Straumann® Dental lmplant System is renowned for its exceptional quality and reliability. It is one of the most extensively scientifically documented implant systems in the world, comprising surgical implants and prosthetic components that connect the implant with the crown of the replacement tooth.

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically anchored into the jaw bone to hold a crown or bridge.
How many parts does an implant-restored tooth have?
      It consists of several parts:
The implant (Fixture), which is made of titanium or Zirconia is placed in the upper or lower jawbone.
The abutment can be made of titanium, gold or porcelain. It is attached to the implant with a screw. This part connects the implant to the crown.
The crown that is made of porcelain fused to a metal alloy (PFM), all-metal or all-porcelain crown. The crown is attached either to the abutment or directly to the implant. It can be screwed or cemented onto the abutment. If the crown is screwed to the abutment, the screw hole will be covered with restorative material such as tooth-colored filling material (composite).

What is the benefit of implant-restored tooth?

  • They don’t rely on neighboring teeth for support  and does not involve treatment to the adjacent teeth. With a dental implant, the surrounding teeth can remain untouched if they are healthy, and their strength and integrity may be maintained.
  • they are permanent and stable. They usually work more than 20 years.
  • An implant looks and feels like a natural tooth.
  • It fits securely when you chew and speak.
  • The implant can stabilize your bite and help prevent problems with the jaw.

This video helps to understand more about  dental implant:

Dental Bridge vs. Implant: Which Is Right for me?

In case of missing one tooth or several teeth, this question comes to people’s mind. Dental bridge or dental implant ? In most cases , Bridge would be an aggressive treatment. Sacrificing two or more teeth to replace missing teeth could make bigger problem in the future as those teeth should be prepared to hold the bridge. This procedure makes them more vulnerable to caries, gum problem, fracture or nerve damage. In most cases the best treatment would be dental implant. Even financially bridge is more expensive compare to implant both in short and long term.
However, this question is not an easy question. In some cases the bone in the missing area is totally destroyed and it is not easy to fix it. Sometimes surgery is not possible for some people with some health issues. Some can’t tolerate any surgery or …
The best approach to get the answer is consultation with your dentist.

How long does the surgery take to place an implant ?

Implant surgery alone is quick and in most cases done within 60 minutes. Most people don’t feel pain during the surgery under local anesthesia. 

Do I need general anesthesia?

No! Implant placement usually doesn’t need IV sedation and the whole procedure is as painless as tooth filling under local anesthesia!


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