Find Out Everything You Need to Know about Dental Implants with our Implant Consultation.
People often put off getting dental implants because they have many unanswered questions. They go on living with missing teeth and continue to experience all the problems that come with them. Implant consultations are a great way to get the information you need to make important decisions about your oral health.
The Smile Space offers dental implant consultations in Sutherland with our caring team of qualified dentists. They will take the time to accommodate all your questions and help you understand the procedure every step of the way. Our goal is to provide you with high-quality care by understanding your needs and concerns. Plus, we use the latest technology and equipment to provide you with an accurate assessment. So, if you’re considering implants, book an appointment with us today! We would be happy to welcome and accommodate you.
What should I expect during an Implant Consultation?
Patient Interview and Oral Examination
Firstly, we will sit down with you to understand you and your case. This is a chance for us to learn about your goals, concerns, and any relevant medical and dental history. Then a thorough examination of your mouth will be conducted.
We may also take x-rays, photos, digital scans, and impressions of your teeth. These will help us gain more information about your oral health and create a more accurate treatment plan.
Treatment Options and Treatment Plan
Once it has been assessed that you are a suitable candidate for dental implants, we will review your treatment options. This will include a discussion of the benefits and risks of each option so that you can make an informed decision about your health.
We will also develop a detailed treatment plan outlining the steps of your implant journey, the expected time frame, and what you can expect during your recovery.
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Frequently Asked Questions
About Implant Consultation
There is no upper age limit for undergoing dental implant procedures. In most cases, you can be a suitable candidate if you are in good general and oral health, have excellent oral hygiene, and have no contraindications. This means that even people in their 80s can have dental implants.
However, the earliest age to get dental implants is usually around 18. This is because the jaw bone needs to be fully developed for the implants to be stable and secure.
Dental implants have many benefits over other tooth replacement options. They:
- Improve your confidence and appearance
- Enhance speaking and chewing ability
- Provide better comfort than dentures and other alternatives
- Feel and function like your natural teeth
- Offer long-term results that can last with proper care
- Improve overall oral health and hygiene
- Prevent tooth movement or shifting that occurs with missing teeth
- Last longer than other options
The number of visits can vary depending on each case. But generally, dental implant treatment requires multiple appointments for the entire process. The usual number is between three and five. The first visit is usually for the dental implant checkup, followed by implant surgery. You may be asked to return to have the abutment (connector piece) placed. Once everything is healed, you will return to have the artificial tooth/teeth placed on your final visit.
Follow-up appointments may also be necessary to monitor your progress and rule out complications.
Here is a general overview of the dental implant procedure:
- Dental implant consultation
During your dental implant checkup, your dentist will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. They will also develop a treatment plan and give you an estimate of the cost.
- Implant surgery
Local anaesthesia will be used during the surgery to numb the area. Your implants will be placed into your jawbone, and stitches will be used to close the gums.
- Healing and osseointegration
After the implant surgery, you will need to wait for your implants to integrate with your jawbone. This can take several months and is known as osseointegration.
- Abutment placement
Once your implants have integrated with your bone, your dentist will place abutments on the implants. At times, this step is performed at the time of implant placement.
- Prostheses placement
The final step is to place your new teeth, either crowns, bridges, or dentures. Your dentist will make them look natural and fit comfortably in your mouth.
Implants are very durable and can last decades or even longer with proper care. On average, they last for 25 years. However, the prostheses placed on top of them may need to be replaced over time due to wear and tear.
It’s important to note that the longevity of your dental implants will also depend on individual factors. That’s why it’s crucial to practise good oral hygiene habits and visit your dentist regularly.