Quality Of Life

Dental implants are becoming increasingly more popular as a permanent replacement for missing teeth. Of course, choosing dental implants also means gaining more information about the treatment, since obtaining implants can be a major decision. To help future patients decide on the suitability of the treatment, the Malo Clinic Sydney has created an overview of information below, listing the most frequently asked questions. Read on if you want to know more about dental implants.

What Do Dental Implants Really Feel Like?

One of the most common questions at the Malo Clinic relates to how dental implants feel. Shortly after the dental implants have been implemented in the mouth, it is not uncommon for patients to have a different feeling in the mouth. The same thing is experienced when you break a tooth, and have it fixed later, the mouth somehow feels a little odd.

Compared to dentures, dental implants are much closer to natural teeth. Therefore, the odd sensation many patients experience after their initial dental implant treatment tends to dissipate over time. The duration does depend on the number of implants you have. For example, someone with only one dental implants will get used to their new artificial tooth sooner than someone who has all their teeth replaced with dental implants.

How Long Does a Dental Implant Last?

The lifespan of dental implants is variable from patient to patient; this because they are subject to how a patient cares for their dental implants. With frequent care, and a regular appointment with your dentist, dental implants could last for the rest of a patient’s life.

Dental implants are considered as a long-term treatment. Of course, they still require monitoring and maintenance at a dentist’s office, so you will treat your new dental implants like you would treat your natural teeth.

Are Dental Implants Safe?

Dental implant procedures have come a long way. Therefore, the treatment is relatively safe. Of course, each medical procedure does come with risks, which will be explained at your dental surgery before the treatment takes place.

To increase the success rate of a dental implant procedure, and to reduce the risk of complications, patients must undergo a thorough evaluation by an experienced dentist before a dental implant procedure can commence. After an evaluation, your dentist can provide you with the best course of action, but the final decision will still be yours.

Your dental surgery will explain in detail how to look after your dental implants once they are implanted; this since proper care and oral hygiene can prevent some of the complications that could arise from the treatment.

In some rare cases, the patient may reject the dental implants; this will be referred to as ‘failing’ dental implants. However, some dental implant procedures have higher success rates than others. For most patients, the All-On-4 dental implant treatment is the one with the highest success rate. Of course, this is something that must be discussed with your dentist to ensure the treatment is the right choice for you.

Except for All-On-4 dental implants, some dental implant procedures may require bone grafts; this is done when the patient has an insufficient amount of bone for the dental implants to be implemented. Since bone grafts can be lengthy and expensive, most patients decide to go for All-On-4 dental implants instead, which usually requires less bone.

How Is My Quality of Life Improved After the All-On-4 Treatment?

All-On-4 is a specific dental implant treatment that is only available at a select number of dental facilities. The treatment places an entire arch of teeth on four implants (or a maximum of six); this can reduce the treatment cost for the patient as well as reduce recovery time.

Patients who received All-On-4 treatment in the past have reported various benefits where their quality of life is concerned. Most patients who had the treatment find it much easier to speak, since the dental implants function and look like natural teeth. Of course, this can also have an impact on the patient’s social life, who may not have felt that confident with dentures in public.

Eating can also become easier for patients with dental implants. Eating sticky foods can be a problem for people wearing dentures, but since implants are implemented in the patient’s jawbone, they can enjoy most foods without much hassle.

One of the most common fears surrounding dentures is the fact that they may fall out in public. While good-fitting dentures and proper adhesive can prevent this problem, some patients simply do not get along with dentures to begin with. For these patients All-On-4 can provide a more permanent and reliable solution.

Do you want to make an appointment for All-On-4 dental implants? Or do you wish to speak to one of our dentists about the treatment? Please book an appointment by contacting our friendly receptionists by telephone or email.

 

 

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