If you are missing teeth or have loose tooth, it can cause a real lack in confidence, and reduce your willingness to smile. Chances are, that if you’re reading this, you are already thinking about having some type of dental implant treatment done soon, but you might not be sure on a couple of things. So, we’ve gone ahead and asked our dentists for the top 5 questions that are asked by their new and even existing patients:
Q1: How do you determine if I am a good candidate for implants?
A: Do you have:
- One or more missing teeth
- Difficulty chewing
- Loose teeth
- Loose denture teeth
- Dental bridges that get a lot of food trapped under
- (are you a non-smoker?)
The very first and best step is to make an implant consultation appointment. Our dentists offer free initial consultations, so that you can investigate your options and ask any questions you may have about implants.
Q2: How many times do I have to come in for treatment to get my implants fitted?
A: This is entirely dependent on your case. Some patients only require one appointment to get any teeth extracted and new implants fitted. Some patients require multiple appointments over a period of time for their dental implant procedure to be completed.
Q3: Do I have the option of being sedated?
A: Dependent on your case, your dentist may offer you a number of different sedation options, and they know pain thresholds can vary from person to person, so don’t feel shy or embarrassed to ask for more pain relief
Q4: How long will my dental implants last?
A: If looked after correctly, your dental implants should last a lifetime. There are a lot of factors taken into consideration in both the placement of the implants, as well as their ongoing maintenance. Our dentists have a 96% success rate for dental implants.
Q5: How much maintenance will I have to give my dental implants?
A: Once you have your dental implants fitted, you will be monitored closely for the long term success of your implants. We want to give you advice and tips to keep your implants healthy, so that you can keep your brand new smile for a lifetime!
If this article has made you want to look into getting dental implants fitted, you can book a free consultation at your local dental practice today.