Want to have dental implants fitted in Melbourne? 5 requirements to ensure the fitting is successful
When it comes to cosmetic treatments, it can seem that they are a favoured option for everyone to improve their health and wellbeing.
And, while cosmetic dental care is now fairly common, it is important to note that before you consider undertaking any procedures, that there is a set of guidelines that need to be adhered to in order for you to have the treatment performed with the best possible outcome.
Why? Because dentists want to ensure that any cosmetic treatment you have lasts a long time and functions correctly; so, if you have a procedure such as invisible braces placed, they would need to ensure that your mouth is healthy before beginning.
While we do offer a range of cosmetic dental treatments at High Dental Implants, as you can tell from our name, our passion is dental implants Melbourne! And, like every other cosmetic procedure, our team will aim to provide you with a high standard of care and advice, to help your implants to last as long as they possibly can.
But what are some of the requirements for having dental implants Melbourne?
When you come to our team to have dental implants Melbourne, at your first consultation our team will take a scan of the jaw(s) that the implant(s) are going to be attached to.
But it is a bit more complicated than that – we will be checking that there is enough healthy jawbone to support the implants, while also checking that the bone that you have is not damaged.
If we deem that you aren’t suitable for traditional endosteal implants, we may be able to offer you an alternative.
Again, during your initial consultation with us, we will assess the condition and health of your gums.
As surprising as it may seem, inflamed gums can cause any newly fitted implants to come loose due to the lack of stability. Once your implants are fitted, our team will continue to monitor your gums at each check-up, as even a fitted implant can become damaged by gum disease.
If you have any natural teeth in your mouth, we will need to check that they are in good condition too. If we notice any small cavities, loose fillings or crowns, then we will be required to treat these first before fitting the implants.
As decay and plaque can spread and cause inflammation to the gums, it is best to have such things treated.
Good dental habits
Do you regularly attend your check-ups?
If our team has concerns that you will not attend check-ups once your implants are fitted, then we may not be able to fit them. As keeping your oral health in check is paramount to the health of implants, it is important that we are sure you will attend our surgery as and when required.
Smoking and drinking alcohol shortens the lifespan of implants, so we suggest you give these habits up before having implants fitted. Ask our team about smoking cessation.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.