Want to know more about dental implants? Our team at High Dental Implants answer your top 5 FAQs
When you decide that you have finally had enough of those gaps in your teeth and choose to undertake oral implants, it is likely that you will have some questions that only a cosmetic dentist can answer. Of course, the internet provides a wealth of information about this procedure, such as the pros, the cons, and obviously, a list of celebrities who have had it done. But few websites actually focus on genuine concerns that ordinary people may have about oral implants and so, it may discourage you from seeking out this treatment.
Luckily, our team at High Dental Implants can help!
As our name suggests, at High Dental Implants in Melbourne, our team are well knowledged in the fitting and care of oral implants and are extremely knowledgeable about all areas of this cosmetic procedure. Our team has helped many ordinary people to boost their confidence with this treatment and can provide you with jargon-free answers to any questions you may have. Great stuff!
But what are some of the most common questions that our team at High Dental Implants in Melbourne are asked about oral implants? Read on to find out!
Will having them fitted hurt?
While having dental implants in Melbourne may sound painful, our team can assure you that it is no more uncomfortable than having a tooth extracted. During the fitting, we will ensure that your mouth is sufficiently numbed and will always advise you on how long the bruising sensation will last for. If you are experiencing an unusual level of discomfort, contact our team as soon as possible for a follow-up examination.
Am I suitable for an oral implant?
If you have good oral health, then it is likely that you will be suitable for an oral implant.
While those who smoke or drink excessively are technically suited for this procedure, such lifestyle choices can shorten the lifespan of the implants.
What is the success rate of implants long term?
Of course, given the nature of this procedure, many patients ask us about the long term success rate. Implants in the lower jaw often boast a higher long-term success rate than those placed at the top, however this once again depends on post-implant care and general health. Also, it goes without saying that implants that are placed at the front of the mouth have a longer life span, with success rates dropping the further back in the mouth the implant is placed.
Is it expensive?
At High Dental Implants, we are proud to be able to help you spread the cost of your oral implants, and can offer you interest-free financing options and payment plans.
What will happen if the implant is rejected?
This is rare but it can happen.
If your implant fails, our team may try to fit a larger implant in its place, such as a zygomatic implant in the upper jaw. However, if this is deemed unsuitable, we may advise that you wear a removable, fitted bridge, or dentures.
All dental treatments carry potential risks. Contact your local dental team for more information about the procedures mentioned in this article.