Dental Implants: Are they Worth the Pain?
Just reading the word ‘implant’ can cause some patients to flinch – from thinking that they’d have to keep still in our dentist’s chair while going under the knife. Worse still, are thoughts that some patients might have, to do with feeling helpless while having their teeth or gum areas operated on. While the truth is that these impressions are often outdated, we completely understand how some patients might still keep these thoughts in mind, when having to consider getting dental implants. Perhaps, shedding a bit of light on the topic might help you see the truth about getting dental implants – if you’ve had to consider this treatment for yourself.
So why do people get dental implants, if they sound so difficult to receive as a treatment? Dental implants provide patients who have missing teeth, with a permanent replacement tooth that is fixed to their jawbone. This is done by connecting the replacement tooth, via a titanium rod. It’s this rod that replaces a tooth root, and you can now begin to understand just why dental implants are sometimes recommended for some of our patients. In instances where a tooth root has decayed or deteriorated, dental implants can provide a useful and permanent replacement to help patients carry on smiling, and living their best lives. However, dental implants may not be suitable for everyone. Here’s why.
Even the Most Permanent Dental Treatment Solutions Begin with a Consultation
Regardless of how useful a dental implant is for providing a permanent replacement for a patient’s missing teeth, there are a few factors that have to be considered before our dentist can recommend this permanent solution. Among these are:
- The state of a person’s dental health,
- Whether they are a heavy smoker, and
- Whether their jawbone will hold the implant.
While these are typical factors that most dentists will consider before proceeding with a dental implant, they may not be the only ones to keep in mind. Primarily, a patient must be deemed to be healthy enough and to have enough jaw bone mass and density to successfully hold the implant. Through an initial consultation, our dentists at Aesthetik Dental will then be able to devise an individualised treatment plan that keeps your very personal needs into consideration. Once these are established, treatment can then begin.
The Big Question On Your Mind: Do they Hurt?
As with most other dental treatments that require surgery, patients will be provided with anaesthetic options that are best suited to assist with pain management during, and after their procedures. A dental implant treatment will typically involve the placement of a titanium rod (a replacement tooth root) in your jawbone, which will take anywhere from six to twelve weeks to bond completely to your jaw. Once this bonding has completed, our dentists can then proceed to attach a post and custom-molded tooth to attach to the implant. Once the implant process is completed, you can then begin to chew and smile without worry of decay caused from food being stuck in any gaps!
Call our Team at Aesthetik Dental to Know More About How We Can Help
The truth is that our team will provide the utmost care and consideration to help you experience a gentle dental implant procedure. This includes minimising any discomfort you might experience during your dental implant treatment, and while you recover afterwards. Just call our friendly dental team today on 1800 861 343 so we can help you understand the procedure better!