- What are dental implants?
Dental implants are the best long-term solution for tooth loss. Medical-grade titanium posts are permanently anchored to your jaw and prosthetic crowns are then placed onto the posts. The result is permanent teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
- Am I a candidate for VitaLife's dental implants?
If you have missing or damaged teeth, suffer from severe gum disease, or have endured trauma to the mouth, you’re a good candidate for dental implants. Even if you’ve already suffered extensive bone loss, you can benefit from VitaLife Dental Implants.
- Will anyone know that I have implants?
Nobody will suspect a thing. Your dental implants will look just like natural teeth. You’ll be able to smile, eat, and live with confidence and comfort.
- How does VitaLife compare to other treatment options?
The value in dental implants’ permanency cannot be overstated. Unlike dentures, bridges, and traditional implants, VitaLife Dental Implants are guaranteed for 10 years and designed to last a lifetime. They are virtually immune to infection, damage, and decay, which prevents both continued gum disease and bone loss. Dental implants are your best choice if you wish to return to an active, healthy lifestyle.
- How is VitaLife different from traditional dental implants?
Traditional full-mouth restoration procedures typically involve 8-10 implants. This is not only much more costly than VitaLife Dental Implants, but also involves more bone grafting, and many patients simply don’t have enough bone left. Additionally, patients are often required to wait months without any teeth at all, using dentures while their implants are integrating into the bone.
With VitaLife, no waiting periods or dentures are needed. You’ll leave our office with fixed teeth on the day of your procedure. Not only that, but our 6-implant approach involves far less bone grafting than traditional full-mouth implants or implant-supported bridges. The over result is a more affordable, stable, and long-lasting restoration.
- How are VitaLife dental implants different from All-on-4s®?
VitaLife Dental Implants typically use six implants, while All-on-4s® use only four. Using six dental implants provides a more even load distribution and reduces the stress placed on each individual implant. In our experience, our six-implant procedure has consistently led to more long-term stability and success.
- How much are VitaLife Dental Implants?
At VitaLife Dental Implants, we strive to provide you with the highest quality dental implants and prosthetics at the lowest prices out there. Vitalife Dental Implants are typically $18000 to $24000 in total per arch, much less than even our closest competitors. Not only that, but your initial quote is fixed. This cost will never increase no matter what.
Other dental implants can cost you up to $50,000 or even more, and you may be surprised with additional costs down the line. Shop around and you’ll find that in our case, you really can have the best quality and the best price at the same time.
- Why are VitaLife Dental Implants so much more affordable than other implant options?
The number of doctors you see, the offices you visit, and the skill of your practitioners can all affect your total cost. Dr. Ruparelia is a very experienced implant dentist. His skill and his excellent relationships with implant and prosthetic companies keep your cost down. The entire VitaLife procedure is also done in one office with one doctor, so there are minimal overhead expenses to cover.
Perhaps most importantly, Dr. Ruparelia cares deeply about his patients. He knows how important dental implants can be to creating a full life, and he always ensures that his dental implant procedures are as affordable as possible for his patients. And, since we promise not to change your initial quote, you’ll never be surprised with hidden fees and expenses.
- What is the success rate of dental implants?
Dental Implants are extremely successful. Most studies show that dental implants have 97-98% success rate – much higher than any other procedure in medicine. For example, the success rate of an experienced VitaLife surgeon like Dr. Ruparelia is even higher than average, at 98-99%.
- How long will my implants last?
VitaLife Dental Implants are designed to last a lifetime, and we offer a 10-year guarantee on our procedures. As long as you keep your regularly scheduled hygiene appointments up to date, we fully guarantee our VitaLife Dental Implants for 10 years.
- Are there any risks?
As with any major surgery, there are risks involved with dental implant procedures. However, these risks are extremely rare. Dr. Ruparelia has the experience and knowledge to take care of any complications that do arise. Plus, once the treatment is completed, our 10-year guarantee means that you’ll have nothing to worry about. You’ll be able to discuss all of the specifics of your procedure with Dr. Ruparelia before you begin.
- How much does my initial consultation cost?
Your initial consultation with Dr. Ruparelia is complimentary. You’ll just pay for any CT scans or X-rays we take, and these fees will be refunded when you sign up for treatment.
- Do I really get new teeth in just a day?
On the day of your procedure, you’ll leave our office with fixed teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Your permanent implants will be in place, and you’ll have temporary prosthesis fixed to the implants. Once you’ve fully healed from your surgery, you’ll come back in for your permanent prosthesis.
- Is the procedure painful?
At VitaLife, we’ll do everything possible to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Dr. Ruparelia is certified in sedation dentistry, so you have the option of not feeling anything. VitaLife practices also have an anesthesiologist on staff, which is a unique benefit for you. Most patients choose general anesthesia; however local anesthesia is also an option. Patients are usually very surprised at how little discomfort they feel following the procedure.
- How long will it take to recover?
Recovery is generally very quick, though you’ll have some discomfort after your procedure. Most patients are able to eat normally and return to work after 4-5 days.
- How do I care for my implants?
You will care for your implants as you would natural teeth. Dr. Ruparelia and the rest of the team will advise you on how to best brush, floss, and generally take care of your new teeth.
- Will this get rid of my periodontal disease and bone loss?
In a word, yes. During your procedure, all of the bacteria that causes your periodontal disease will be removed and your new dental implants will prevent it from ever coming back.
Bone loss will also be stabilized, since your dental implants will bear the load normally taken on by your natural teeth. This load-bearing allows your jaw to do what it’s designed for, which strengthens and maintains natural bone health.
- How many people will I be working with? Will I need to visit several offices?
You will be working exclusively with Dr. Ruparelia and his team. At many dental centers, patients need to go to one office for their prosthetic consultations, another for the surgery, with a whole array of different assistants and hygienists.
At VitaLife, you’ll meet with your doctor, Dr. Ruparelia, during your initial consultation and he will continue to work with you during every step of your treatment. These two doctors will be the only ones handling the treatment. You will be supported by one highly trained team, and all the treatment will take place in one location.
- What makes Dr. Ruparelia qualified to do dental implant procedures?
Your VitaLife dentist, Dr. Ruparelia, is highly trained implant dentists. For example, Dr. Ruparelia is skilled in both the prosthetic and surgical aspects of dental implant procedures. While other dentists may be proficient in one area or the other, few are able to do both, and even fewer with Dr. Ruparelia’s expertise and success rates.
In addition to achieving extremely high success rates, Dr. Ruparelia has the extensive knowledge base and considerable experience to allow him to continually innovate newer, better, and more efficient ways of performing dental implant procedures.
Dr. Ruparelia has trained with the best in the field of modern dentistry. They continue to seek out opportunities to expand their knowledge and improve their patients’ experiences.