Wellness Tips | 05 April, 2022

What You Need To Know About Dental Implants

Replacing missing teeth or broken teeth may sound difficult, but at your local Maven Dental practice, there is an easy solution! Dental implants are an excellent tooth-replacement option that is designed to look, feel and function just like your natural teeth.

Who is Suitable for Dental Implants?

Are you missing one or multiple teeth? Do you want to improve the appearance of your smile? Are you sick of uncomfortable removable dentures? Are you searching for a more permanent solution to missing teeth that will help restore a natural look, feel and function to your smile?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then implants could be the perfect solution for you. Unlike other alternatives, implants provide a longer-lasting, fixed solution that will allow you to do everything you could with your natural teeth.

Common reasons to get dental implants are:

  • Replacing missing, damaged or diseased teeth
  • Resolving jaw pain or bite problems
  • Restoring natural function of the mouth and jaw
  • Replacing uncomfortable or ill-fitting dentures.

Every smile is unique so consulting with your dentist about treatment options is crucial. After a thorough examination at your consultation, your dentist will be able to advise what treatment options are best suited to your smile.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer many benefits including:

  • Improved appearance - they look and feel like your natural teeth and can even help prevent bone shrinkage in your jaw, delaying one of the signs of aging.
  • Improved function – dental implants can make eating easier and also help improve speech.
  • Improved confidence - they give you back your smile and function, which can help boost your self-esteem.
  • Convenient & Discreet – no need to feel embarrassed when taking out dentures, and you can throw away the messy adhesive needed to keep them in place! Dental implants look just like a natural tooth so no one will ever know the difference!
  • Long-lasting - dental implants are very durable and with good care can last many years (or even decades!). Designed to fuse to bone in your jaw, dental implants are a more permanent solution to replacing teeth.
  • Better oral health – dental implants can help prevent dental problems that occur due to missing or damaged teeth.

The Dental Implant Procedure

The first step of the dental implant procedure is your initial consultation. At Maven Dental, many of our practices offer free, no-obligation dental implant consultations* for patients interested in exploring this course of treatment.

During your consultation, your dentist will talk to you about your desired outcomes, your oral health, and your lifestyle. We’ll then examine your mouth and assess your oral health before presenting a tailored treatment plan to you including a cost breakdown plus payment option details.

If you like what you’ve heard and decide to go ahead with treatment, we’ll schedule your implant placement appointment. A Dental Implant procedure is a minor operation performed using sedation dentistry, so we’ll administer local anaesthetic to make sure you don’t feel any pain at all.

After a few months, new bone will have grown around the implant, making it stable enough for your dentist to place your final replacement tooth or crown.

The Dental implant process can take a few months, but the outcomes are well worth the wait. Think of the renewed confidence in your smile, the improved function of your mouth, and the beautiful smile you'll never want to hide!

Should you get dental implants?

We can’t answer that without first examining your mouth but if you are looking to reinvigorate your smile, dental implants could be the right solution for you. They are the perfect solution for people looking to replace missing, damaged, or diseased teeth. Talk to a Maven Dental practice near you to learn more about dental implants.

 

*Please note: not all Maven Dental practices offer free dental implant consultations. Contact your nearest practice to find out more before booking a consultation. 

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.