What’s the drill?
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What’s the drill?

If you are considering going for a dental implant in Melbourne, you probably want to get a wider picture about what it’s all about. While there are many long-lasting benefits to dental implants, it can seem like a dramatic treatment and you will want to know all about it to assess if it is the right option for you.


The first step


The first step is to book a consultation with us here at High Dental Implants Melbourne. The implant dentist will plan your treatment, whether that is for a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or all your missing teeth.


They will take an x-ray of your mouth to examine the structure of your jaw and see if there is enough bone to support the implant. Most people are suitable for treatment, so long as they are in good oral health. People who smoke or have a weak immune system may not be suitable, but the implant dentist will assess this in your consultation appointment.


The treatment itself


The next step in going for a dental implant in Melbourne is the treatment itself. It is not uncommon for people to fear dental implant surgery. Most people, unsurprisingly, have some caution when it comes to a dentist drilling into their jawbone. But don’t worry, it sounds scarier than it is. You will be given a local anaesthetic to help numb the pain.


Depending on your individual case, the crown will either be attached there and then, or it will be fixed at a later date. Either way, the implant will take time to heal properly and the blood vessels and bone in the jaw will mesh with the implant to provide a strong foundation for the new tooth.


The crown is attached using an abutment. It is made to match the rest of the teeth in shape and colour, so it will be as though your natural tooth never left.


Aftercare


If after you’ve received your dental implant in Melbourne, you experience some pain, this can usually be treated with over-the-counter pain killers. If you notice any unusual sensations in the mouth, we’ll see you as soon as possible for a check-up.