Worried about having oral implants fitted? A brief guide to the procedure by High Dental Implants Melbourne
When you have broken, lost or damaged a tooth or teeth, having an oral implant fitted is a great way to fix that gap and create a better looking smile.
Unless you have been living on another planet, it is likely that you have heard about oral implants in the media; a relatively newer cosmetic option, they have taken the dental world by storm and offer everything from the replacement of a single tooth up to an entire jaw of new teeth! Brilliant.
Looking natural, strong and offering a permanent solution for lost teeth, oral implants are today’s popular choice in restorative dental procedures!
But, have you heard the fitting is uncomfortable? Did you read about someone who had an oral implant fall out?
Our team at High Dental Implants has heard all the myths and falsehoods associated with dental implants in Melbourne and will always ensure that you are given the correct information by our team. We will assess your suitability for oral implants before any procedure is started, making sure that you are fully informed and aware of the ins and outs of the fitting procedure.
But, what are the ins and outs of having dental implants in Melbourne fitted? Read on for our brief guide!
When you come to us to have dental implants in Melbourne, our team will first conduct an assessment and consultation to examine your suitability.
This will involve jaw X-rays being taken, examining any natural teeth you have in your mouth and taking a detailed history of your oral health. It is during this assessment that we will decide the type of oral implant you are most suited for and, if you are unsuited for any that we can offer, we will discuss alternatives with you.
This is also the perfect time to ask us any questions that you may have, but we are happy to answer any queries at any stage of the procedure.
Once you are deemed suitable, our team will set a fitting date.
This will involve the implant or implants being fitted to your jaw in predesignated locations by our team. We will ensure that your jaw is adequately numbed and will cut into your gum to expose the jawbone. Using a medical drill, we will drill holes into your jaw and fit the implants; this can take up to 2 hours per implant.
Once fitted, we will instruct you on aftercare and will book your next appointment to see if your jaw has grown around the implants, securing them in place.
If all goes well, our team will fit the prosthesis or prostheses to your implants between 3-6 months after the fitting.
This process can take up to 2 hours, but will leave you with those gaps filled with natural, custom shaped teeth to blend into your smile seamlessly.
You will need to see our team regularly after both the implants and the prosthetics are fitted, to check for infections or potential rejections. This is just a precaution as the procedure has a very high success rate.
All dental treatments carry potential risks. Contact your local dental team for more information about the procedures mentioned in this article.