What’s putting you off getting dental implants in Melbourne?

People have lots of reasons why they couldn’t possibly have dental implants in Melbourne. What are yours? Here are some of other’s people’s reasons and a response from us here at High Dental Implants Melbourne.

Dental implants are painful

This is often cited as a reason why people can’t go through implant surgery. But, in fact, getting dental implants fitted is often less painful than, say, root canal therapy. This is because there are far fewer nerve endings in the jawbone than the teeth, so fewer channels along which to convey sensations of pain to the brain. When we place dental implants, we take great care not to hit any nerves or blood vessels. We want these intact. It is common practice throughout the world for dental implants to be fitted under local aneasethic. Putting them in is done carefully and can take time, so we are very happy to give you either oral or intravenous sedation so that you can properly relax during this procedure.

I don’t want to have to go for months without teeth

In the past, it was common practice for dentists to put in dental implants in Melbourne and then wait for 2-6 months for the implants to integrate properly with the jawbone before attaching the crowns. Nowadays, we have a technique called same day teeth that allows us to attach crowns at the time we put your dental implants in. These are temporary and you still need to allow 2-6 months healing time before you go chewing at full power, but this technique means that you need never have gaps in your mouth.

Dental implants cost too much

When you get dental implants in Melbourne, the initial outlay can seem like a lot of money. But it is important to remember that you are paying for something that is going to last for at least 15 years, and more likely for decades. Dentures and fixed bridgework have to be replaced every few years and the cost soon adds up. If you have dental implants for years and years, the cost could work out cheaper than the alternatives.