In this article we will try to answer the main questions asked by patients who come to our dental clinic in Barcelona interested in getting dental implants to replace a tooth or a complete set of teeth.

1º Is it worth getting dental implants if it is more expensive?

It is important to understand that dental implant treatment involves highly sophisticated procedures and materials, resulting in a higher cost compared to conventional prosthetic alternatives. The total cost will depend on the duration and complexity of the rehabilitation required.

However, when the treatment is evaluated in terms of the benefits obtained, the cost-benefit ratio is usually in favor of implants in comparison with other options in terms of comfort, safety, duration, absence of problems,…

The dentists who are part of the dental implant team will evaluate your situation and give you a preliminary estimate with several treatment alternatives so that you can make an informed decision.

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2º Do Dental Implants Cause Discomfort?

Surgical procedures related to the placement of dental implants are highly protocolized and, in general, do not cause significant discomfort.

In most cases, the procedure is performed under local anesthesia, similar to other dental treatments, which means that you will only feel the vibrations of the instruments and possibly a slight pressure or throbbing in the area. For those who prefer, it is also possible to perform the procedure under conscious sedation.

After surgery, once the anesthesia wears off, it is possible to experience some discomfort, which is usually treated with analgesics. Some people may experience swelling and bruising in the operated area, usually within 24 hours after surgery.

These symptoms are part of the natural reparative response of the tissues after surgery and usually do not represent any major problem.

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3º What complications can I have during implant placement?

As with any surgical procedure, there is a minimal risk of unwanted complications when undergoing dental implant treatment. Sin embargo, este riesgo se mi