It’s Important to Know all of the Options


As with any surgical procedure, there are risks. That is why people who are physically strong enough to undergo the procedure are viable for this treatment, and those with underlying health conditions, or a weakened immune system, are generally not suitable.

It is up to the dentist and the patient to decide whether the treatment will be suitable or not, and both overall health and well being is assessed alongside oral health as well.  If a patient is able to get a condition under control, they are advised to do so before undergoing this treatment in order to improve the chances of success.

Even though this is a minor surgical procedure, dentists still take every precaution possible to enable the strictest levels of hygiene. The biggest complication in most minor surgical treatments comes down to infection, so by following strict surgical rules, dentists can reduce this.

Aftercare is also critical and it is essential that patients follow the recommendations of their dentist after the implant has been placed to improve the likelihood of success. Making sure that the site is kept clean is key to keeping an infection free area and if there is any redness, swelling, or pain that is not deemed normal after the procedure, patients are strongly urged to seek assistance immediately.

By following practical and logical steps towards ensuring health is a priority, both patient and dentist are doing what they can to produce a successful result.  Many people benefit from this treatment and with such high success rates, it is quite often an easy decision to make in improving the health of one’s smile.

When a tooth has been lost, people can feel that their smile is incomplete. It is important to make an effort to replace that missing tooth not only to feel complete again, but to maintain an appropriate level of oral health so that other teeth and gums do not suffer.

Teeth can be lost for many reasons. The tooth may be dead. This happens when there is no more blood running to it, rendering it to be a non-vital tooth. A tooth can die because of injury or because of decay and needs to be removed or else may cause complications.

Teeth can also be knocked out, because of an injury or an accident. These are relatively common and quite often sports related. In fact, it is estimated that 13% to 39% of all dental injuries are sport related, so dentists work a lot with avulsed or injured teeth in individuals who otherwise have healthy, strong teeth.

Healthy individuals who do not have any underlying dental or medical concerns can benefit from replacing their teeth in a long term way by means of dental implants in Melbourne. Designed with no upper age limit in mind but rather a treatment plan that works for a broad range of different issues, many different patients can come in to replace their teeth or stabilize their dentures with this very successful and popular treatment plan.

How varied are the treatments?

It can benefit people who have lost a single tooth and also works for those who have had dentures for decades. The principal point is the surgical insertion of a titanium metal rod that is placed directly into the jaw bone. This can be used for single tooth implants, multiple teeth bridges and for dentures, with a treatment known as all-on-four.

So a dentist will be able to discuss and develop a bespoke treatment plan with any of their patients who have lost a tooth, or several teeth and are looking to replace it in a long-term way. This procedure is known to last for several decades, so patients can rest assured knowing that they do not have to concern themselves with their missing tooth for a long time.