Want to learn more about dental implants? Your top 5 FAQs answered by High Dental Implants Melbourne
So, after scrolling through a series of photos on your phone or computer, you have finally decided you have had enough of that gap in your teeth; good for you!
Of course, having a missing tooth or teeth is more than just a cosmetic problem. It can cause issues with hygiene, create problems with neighbouring teeth and can even lead to surrounding teeth becoming loose or falling out!
But, before you decide on having a set of dentures created to conceal the empty space, there is a more permanent solution that can hide the gap, stabilise your surrounding teeth and even allow you to maintain your dental hygiene; oral implants!
As our name suggests, at High Dental Implants in Melbourne, our team are experts at fitting and maintaining oral implants and can help you to determine if they are the solution to that pesky gap! Using state-of-the-art technology, our team will create the perfect implant or implants to give you back that gorgeous smile that not only looks natural, but works like your natural teeth too!
Curious to learn more? Read on to discover the answers to the top 5 FAQs our team at High Dental Implants in Melbourne are asked about this restorative procedure!
Does it hurt?
When you begin researching the process of having oral implants fitted, it does indeed sound like a painful procedure.
However, when you come to High Dental Implants in Melbourne you can rest assured that our team will make every effort to ensure that you don’t experience any discomfort. Indeed, many of our former implant patients have described a feeling similar to a dental extraction once the numbing agents wear off, meaning that the discomfort you feel should be controllable with over the counter painkillers.
What is it made from?
The implant that is fitted to your jaw is made from titanium; a metal that has been used in medicine for over 50 years and has no adverse side effects.
As for the crown (the false tooth or teeth) that will be attached to the implant, it is typically composed of a mixture of both titanium and either porcelain or composite, to give a white and natural appearance.
How long will it take?
The fitting of the implants can take between 1-2 hours per implant.
After this, there is usually a wait of between 3-6 months to allow the jaw to grow around the implant. Once secure, the prosthesis fitting will typically take up to an hour.
I smoke- can I have oral implants fitted?
Yes, you can, but our team would advise you to kick the habit!
Smoking has been linked to a shorter life expectancy of oral implants, causing them to fail prematurely. It would be a shame to go through all that effort, expense and work for nothing!
How long will they last?
If properly maintained with good hygiene, lifestyle choices and check-ups with our team, your implants can last up to 40 years! Great stuff!
All dental treatments carry potential risks. Contact your local dental team for more information about the procedures mentioned in this article.