Have some queries about dental implants?Your most common questions answered by High Dental Implants
So, let’s be honest here; whether you are seventeen or seventy years of age, tooth loss can be dramatic and knock your confidence.
With so many images of celebrities with perfectly straight, gap-free smiles, it is easy to feel very insecure at the loss of any tooth in your mouth, and while dentures and bridges may offer some relief, many people find that they are not suitable for their lifestyle and require a great deal of maintenance.
If you have lost a single tooth or several, there is a solution that will give you back the smile you once had, and not cause any unpleasant movement in your mouth; oral implants.
As the name of our surgery suggests, at High Dental Implants in Melbourne, our team has a high level of expertise when it comes to the fitting of oral implants. When you come to us, we can guide you through the entire process with ease and of course, once those new teeth are fitted in your mouth, we will help you to maintain them correctly, to help them last a long time!
Curious to learn more about oral implants? Here are the most commonly asked questions our team at High Dental Implants in Melbourne answers about this restorative procedure.
How many implants will I need?
This will depend on how many teeth you have missing and which type of prosthetic our dentists at High Dental Implants in Melbourne feel is best for you.
An entire upper and lower set of teeth can be fitted to four implants per jaw, so, our maximum amount of implants for each mouth is usually eight.
Is it going to hurt?
While having oral implants is not overly painful, you can expect there to be some discomfort.
Once the implants have been fitted, the area is likely to feel bruised and sore for a few weeks afterward; many of our patients have compared the discomfort to dental extraction, so it should be manageable at home with over the counter painkillers.
My teeth have been missing for a long time- am I still suitable for implants?
If your oral health is good and you have no signs of gum disease, then it is likely that you will be suitable.
But, our team may suggest mini-implants as an alternative to regular dental implants in Melbourne, or even recommend bone grafting to provide a more secure base for the implants if your jaw is too thin.
What is the timescale of treatment?
With regular endosteal implants, the fitting will take up to two appointments. There will be a three to six month waiting period for your jaw to grow around the implants.
Once our team deems the implants secure, we will then place the prosthetics (teeth) onto the implants, which can take up to two hours.
Is there any aftercare I need to prepare for?
Not especially; just maintain your implants with regular brushing, flossing and biannual dental check-ups. Avoid excessive alcohol consumption or smoking, as these can cause implants to fail prematurely.
All dental treatments carry potential risks. Contact your local dental team for more information about the procedures mentioned in this article.