02 May Dental Implants – What You Should Know Before You Sign Up To Treatment
Dental implants are the ideal solution for replacing missing teeth and an affordable, painless, permanent solution to tooth loss. Dental implants can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or the complete set. They look and feel just like natural teeth.
Dental implants are fixed, longer lasting, and more secure than other tooth loss alternatives like dentures and bridges. No adjacent teeth are affected or altered for the implant, making them better for dental health.
The implant is a small titanium screw that takes the place of the root of the missing tooth and is surgically inserted into the jawbone. Once the jawbone has fused to the implant, a replacement crown, bridge, or denture is secured to the top.
To ensure your implants are successful and effective over the long-term, they require proper care and good oral hygiene, including regular flossing, brushing, and dental checkups. Not caring for your implant will lead to gum infection, bleeding, and soreness, just like with natural teeth.
Most people are suitable for dental implants. You will need healthy gums and a strong jawbone to support the implant. A full assessment with the dental implantologist will assess your individual case and suitability to the treatment.
When considering dental implants, your dentist will talk through your options during an initial consultation to discuss the best approach and any alternatives. Before signing up for treatment, it is important to be aware of the following:
1) Written estimate and treatment plan
Your dentist should provide you with a written estimate and treatment plan with an outline of all available procedures, an overview of anticipated treatment stages, some idea of how long it will take, and how many implants are required.
2) What type of implant
You should also know what type of implant system will be used and the success rates of this specific method. There are many implants on the market, but there are a few leading brands that have been tried and tested for well over 10 years. These include Straumann, Nobel Biocare, and Astra.
It is important to use an industry-leading, trusted implant system that is top-quality, securely-fitted, and durable, as cheaper, less well-known brands are of low quality, not fit for use, and will need constant maintenance and eventually replacing down the line.
3) Cost – Cheaper Is Not Always Better
You need to be sure all costs have been discussed prior to treatment. Prices can vary once treatment commences, but your clinician should supply you with a written estimate at the start of treatment and will always inform you of any changes.
Remember that cheaper implants may not have the same success rates as the more trusted brands as they invest heavily in research and technology to ensure a quality product and successful treatment.
Dental Implants at Bright & White
We provide an affordable and painless dental implant service. Our implants are placed by our highly qualified dental implant specialist and we use a clinically tested and leading brand of implant. Book an appointment now for your free consultation.