Why Would You Consider Dental Implants?

Dental implants are essentially small titanium screws which are inserted into the jawbone. The small titanium screws act as replicas of the original tooth roots. But what else makes up a dental implant in Melbourne?Apart from the small titanium screw that is inserted into the jawbone, there are also two additional pieces of equipment. The abutment (which is also commonly referred to as ‘the connector’) connects the small titanium screw to the porcelain crown.

What is a porcelain crown and what is its role?
The porcelain crown essentially aims to replicate the natural tooth part of the implant. The porcelain crown is unique in the way that it is custom made to each individual’s tooth shade, and shape. The porcelain crown aims to be unrecognisable in comparison with the patient’s surrounding teeth,and should therefore match them. The porcelain crown is essentially the most important part of the dental implant, as this is the part that replicates the missing tooth within the mouth.

Why would you choose to undergo dental implants?
Individuals may choose to undergo this particular form of dental treatment, if they are missing one (or even several teeth) within the mouth. 

How do individuals lose teeth?
Individuals may lose one or even several teeth from within the mouth if they have suffered an accident, such as a sporting accident, or any incident that has caused a tooth to be knocked hard. Health concerns may also be a cause for tooth loss. Gum disease is one example that can cause tooth loss. Gum disease can be hard to detect, a few symptoms are sensitivity or bleeding gums, as well as other imperfections within the mouth. Other more general health conditions can also contribute to tooth loss like diabetes or high blood pressure.

Do dental implants hurt?
Patients may feel nervous about visiting the dentist if they believe that their particular form of dental treatment (in this case dental implants) means that they will experience some form of discomfort, or even pain. When undergoing dental implants individuals are given a form of local anaesthetic, this form of painkiller means that patients do not experience any form of discomfort or even pain when undergoing their procedure, although each individual case does vary.

What if I feel nervous about visiting my local dental clinic or surgery in Melbourne?
Individuals may feel nervous about visiting their local dental clinic for a wide variety of reasons, one of which may be due to an irrational fear (also commonly referred to as a phobia). Individuals may endure a negative childhood experience which may trigger an irrational fear of their local dental or orthodontic clinic. Although some individuals may believe this phobia is uncommon, many people do experience this, or even a low level of anxiety or nerves when visiting their local clinic.

All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.