When you have a gap in your smile as an adult, it can be more than a little irritating.
Luckily, there is a solution that can offer long-lasting results.
At Kooringal Dental, our team takes great pride in being able to offer our patients dental implants Wagga to replace missing teeth in their smile. Meaning that you will be able to close any gaps, restore the function of your mouth and maybe experience a boost in your self-esteem all at the same time.
Want to learn a bit more? Here are 5 questions about dental implants Wagga that have been answered by our team.
Does the fitting hurt?
In a word, no, the fitting of dental implants Wagga does not hurt.
The area will be numbed with a local anaesthetic, so you feel minimal discomfort. Once the implant is placed, you may feel a sensation similar to that of a dental extraction.
If the sensation persists, please call our team for a same-day appointment.
How long does the process take?
The fitting of the oral implants will take around 1-2 hours per implant.
Once the surgery is complete, there will need to be a space for the implant to fuse with the bone. Depending on your age and overall health, this can take up to 9 months. If after 12 months it is found that the implant is not fusing, we will have to consider the process a failure and will need to look for another option.
Can I have oral implants fitted if I have osteoporosis?
You may be able to have implants fitted if you have osteoporosis, but the process can be a bit trickier and the longevity will likely be shortened.
We will need to discuss the severity of your osteoporosis with your doctor and will need access to information relating to any medication that you are taking.
Concerning the fitting, we may be able to offer a bone graft to help build up the bone around where the implant will be fitted. Alternatively, we may be able to offer you a different type of oral implant, which may be either a subperiosteal implant or a zygomatic option.
How long do implants last?
Providing that they are taken care of, implants can last up to and over 20 years.
Once the prosthetics are fitted, you will need to brush them as you would your natural teeth, floss, avoid overly sugary foods and drinks as well as attend biannual check-ups with our team.
This is so our team can keep an eye out for signs of gum disease, which can be detrimental to the longevity of oral implants.
Is it likely they will get infected?
It is very unlikely that your oral implants will get infected.
This only occurs in about 0.01% of cases. At our practice, we will always ensure that the highest level of hygiene is adhered to relating to surgery, and will always be on hand to offer aftercare advice once the implants are fitted. Thus, reducing the chances of developing an infection.
Of course, if you suspect that you have an infection after your oral implants are fitted, please call our team for a same-day appointment.
All treatments carry risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.