3 Questions You Should Ask Your Implant Dentist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Implant surgery may seem daunting because of the lengthy process involved but due to advances in dental technology, receiving a dental implant is now safer than ever! For those wishing for a permanent tooth restoration, after living with missing teeth for a number of years, a dental implant could be a practical option for you.

What are dental implants?

Simply put, dental implants comprise of small, titanium rods, which are directly inserted into the jaw bone. They are perfect for replacing one or missing teeth as they mimic natural teeth perfectly. Once the implant has integrated with the jaw bone, a restoration is attached via the abutment. The final tooth restoration often comes in the form of a dental crown, bridge or denture. Visit here to read more about implants.

Am I suitable for dental implants?

Dental implants are a particular attraction to long-term denture wearers and those who are completely edentulous. Implants are suitable for a variety of patients, providing they have enough healthy jaw bone structure, which is necessary for the support of the restorations.  If there isn’t enough healthy jaw bone present then bone grafting is often required. Dental implants pose a slightly higher risk of failure in diabetics and smokers.

What should I ask my implant dentist?

1. How long have you been placing implants?

This is a key question as the more experienced your dentist is the more likely the implants will be successful. Feel free to ask them where they trained, how long for and how many successful implants they have placed. If you don’t feel comfortable with their answers then seek a second opinion.

2. How many procedures will the implants require?

This is a very important question to ask, especially if you are in full time work. Asking your dentist this can help you mentally prepare for each procedure and gives you time to plan periods off work and arrange transport for afterwards.

3. Am I going to be placed under sedation?

It is highly advisable that you are placed under a local anaesthetic to minimise discomfort. More phobic patients may feel they would feel more relaxed being placed under IV sedation, especially if the procedure is a lengthy one. Ensure you discuss every option with your dentist before the treatment is carried out.

How much am I likely to pay?

You should expect to pay around £1200-£3000 per dental implant. The exact amount depends upon the quality of the implant, the type of tooth restoration used and the experience of the dentist. In most cases you are paying for quality, the high-end prices reflect long-lasting, properly supported dental implants.

Where can I get dental implants?

If you are thinking about visiting a dental practice in the UK, then why not take a look at the Bucklersbury Dental Studio Website. The site can provide you with practical information surrounding the dental implant procedure. The team at Bucklersbury Dental Studio are also experts in placing dental implants, so it is advisable that you contact them for a consultation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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