Dental Problems Multiple
Implants Can Address
Multiple implants can address missing teeth by providing a strong and stable foundation for replacement teeth. They can also help preserve the jawbone and prevent the shrunken face appearance that usually results from losing multiple teeth.
Multiple implants can also help correct bite problems. Restoring the missing teeth can help improve the function of your bite and prevent further damage to the teeth and temporomandibular joint (TMJ)..
Dentalcare of Forrestfield
Experienced and Gentle Dentists, and State-of-the-Art Dental Clinic
The dentists in Dentalcare of Forrestfield are trained and experienced in implant dentistry. They have provided patients with excellent dental services for several years, giving them a beautiful smile. Our clinic is also equipped with the latest technology to ensure that we can efficiently provide our wide range of implant services.
We Accept Popular Payment Plant Options and All Health Fund Providers
Multiple implants can be expensive, especially if you need to have multiple teeth replaced. At Dentalcare of Forrestfield, we don’t only care about your oral health, but we also want to ensure that the treatment is more affordable for you. We find ways for you to get multiple implants without breaking the bank by accepting popular payment plans and by being a preferred provider of major health funds.
We Offer Sedation Options for Anxious Patients
The truth is, we have witnessed some patients who feel anxious about undergoing multiple implants. If you are one of them, we will help you relax and feel comfortable through our sedation options, like oral sedation, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), etc. This way, you will be able to get through the treatment without any fear or anxiety.
Frequently Asked Questions About Multiple Implants
If you are missing one or more teeth and have a healthy jawbone, you may be a good candidate for multiple implants. You should also have good overall health and enough bone to anchor and support the implants. Moreover, you should be old enough, so your bone has stopped growing, at least over 18 years old.
The first step is to consult a dentist to see if you are a good candidate for this dental procedure and to determine how many implants you’ll need to replace your missing teeth.
If you are, the next step is placing the dental implants in your jawbone. After ensuring the implants have fused with your bone, your dentist will attach connectors to them. Finally, a prosthesis will be placed on the connector to complete the treatment. In some cases, when there is insufficient bone to support the implants, bone grafting is done before the placement of the implants.
Multiple implants can address your tooth loss problem by providing a strong and stable foundation for replacement teeth.
Many patients consider multiple implants as an invasive procedure, but it is actually not. The placement of dental implants is a straightforward procedure that is performed by a qualified health practitioner. Your dentist will start the procedure with local anesthesia to numb the area or put you to sleep if it’s your preference. Then they will make an incision in your gums and embed the implant in your jawbone.
Once the implant is placed, your dentist will close your gums with stitches. Afterwhich, your gums and bone will be given time to heal, while at the same time, your implant will slowly fuse with the bone through a process called osseointegration which may take a few months.
Once the implant is completely fused with the bone, an abutment or connector will be attached to it. An impression will be taken, and this will be sent to the laboratory for fabrication of your prosthesis. Finally, the prosthesis will be placed on top of the implant to complete the dental procedure.
During the surgical placement of the implants, you will not feel any pain. Your dentist will administer anesthesia, or you may choose to have the procedure under sedation so you’ll be asleep and comfortable during the surgery. However, you may experience some discomfort and swelling after the surgery. This is normal and can be relieved with over-the-counter pain medication.
Caring for your multiple implants is important to maintaining a healthy smile. Here are a few tips:
- Brush using a soft-bristled toothbrush and low-abrasive toothpaste. Make sure you clean the base and the surrounding area of the implant crown with your toothbrush.
- Floss your teeth daily as you would with your natural teeth. If necessary, use a nylon-coated interdental brush to clean hard-to-reach areas.
- Use a mouthrinse to help reduce plaque buildup
- Have regular dentist visits for cleaning and checkups.
- Avoid hard foods, as these can put unnecessary stress on your implants, increasing the risk of damage or displacement.
The answer may vary depending on your health fund and level of coverage. Most health funds will offer some coverage for dental implants. We advise you to call your provider to confirm if they provide coverage for dental implants.