When a patient considers getting a dental implant Melbourne, chances are that they may have some questions about the process. How will they know whether this is a suitable choice for them? Is a tooth implant expensive? Will the final result look natural and discreet? Will they need single or multiple implants?
This handy guide answers these questions and more so that patients can feel confident when making a decision.
Dental implant surgery offers patients a range of additional benefits
If a patient finds themself wondering about some of the advantages of having implants fitted, it may bring peace of mind to know that implants can improve the overall quality of life. The patient’s day-to-day activities will be enhanced, and simple tasks such as eating or chewing will see vast improvements.
Patients who suffer from missing or loose teeth often experience difficulty in biting or chewing certain types of food. Tooth implants can help by improving their bite force as well as aiding digestion, which, in turn, will improve their overall health and well-being. If a patient finds that they shy away from dining out with friends and family due to certain food limitations, an implant dentist can help out. Implants can restore full functionality in the mouth so that the patient will be able to eat and drink without any restrictions, making dining out stress-free.
Enjoy a boost to self-esteem and become more confident
In addition to improving the appearance and functionality of teeth, dental implant surgery can offer a boost to a patient’s self-esteem.
It’s common to feel embarrassed about missing teeth, and this could negatively affect confidence as a result. Thankfully, there is a discreet solution in the form of artificial teeth. The implants can be shaped and coloured to seamlessly blend in with any surrounding natural teeth for a flawless result. In most cases, it is nearly impossible to distinguish natural teeth from the implant itself.
If a patient finds that their smile has begun to impact their self-esteem and they feel embarrassed about the current state of their teeth, they should consider getting advice from their local dental practitioner.
Major surgery is not required during the fitting process
It may bring peace of mind to hear that major surgery is not needed during the fitting process of tooth implants. In fact, the procedure will take place at a dental practice in an on-site treatment room and will be performed under local anaesthesia in a sterile environment.
Following the procedure, patients can look forward to a short recovery period with minimal pain and discomfort. Patients will be able to return to work and resume their usual daily activities in no time at all armed with a new lease on life.
Should a patient feel any discomfort, it is recommended that they take over-the-counter painkillers, which can help combat any symptoms.
Which patients are deemed suitable candidates by an implant dentist?
The great news is that many patients have a chance of being deemed viable candidates for dental implant surgery. It will require a simple consultation and assessment to examine their teeth and gums; this may include the implant dentist requiring a few x-rays of the patient’s teeth to determine whether or not they are a suitable candidate. Once approved, a personalised treatment plan can be created for them.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.