Advantages Of Choosing Dental Implants
It is the preferred tooth restoration option for patients as the prosthesis gives a wide range of benefits. The significant advantages of implants include the following:
- Convenient to your active lifestyle
- Without any wires or plastic roof, you feel dental implants more comfortable
- Natural appeal
- Compared to poorly fitted dentures, dental implants help you to speak clearly
- Ease of use
- Seamless biting and chewing capabilities
- Highly durable restoration results
Our procedure allows adult patients with even complex dental issues to receive implants and bring back the functionality of their natural teeth. When it comes to the long-term success of the prosthetic, we consider the following factors:
Age of the patient: The complete oral development of the patient is important for the success of the implants. Therefore, we offer dental implants to boys who are at least 18 years and girls of 16 years.
Jawbone density: This is an important factor that decides the success of the procedure. Our implant procedure allows people with even low jawbone density to receive the prosthetics. However, if you have significantly low jawbone density, we may complete a bone grafting procedure before providing the implants. Alternatively, we also offer mini implants for patients who have a low jawbone density and can’t receive a bone grafting procedure.
General health condition: If you have chronic health issues like diabetes or are receiving radiation therapy in your head or neck, we can confirm whether a dental implant procedure is appropriate for you after a detailed dental examination at our Brisbane clinic.
It is important that you avoid excessive pressure on the newly fitted implants as it decides the success of the prosthetic. You may experience swelling, bleeding, and bruising for up to 24 hours after the procedure and must avoid hot food as it can exacerbate the bleeding. Stick to liquid food and avoid the use of straws as a sucking action can pressurise the implant spot.
In the first week, choose soft foods like spinach, pasta, soft fruits, and more, to prevent disturbing the healing process. For the next three to six months – generally called the osseointegration period or bone fusion period – you should try to ensure minimal pressure to the implant. Therefore, you need to avoid hard and crunchy foods.
After the osseointegration, you can start eating all types of food without any restrictions. Keep in mind that the osseointegration period differs from person to person. Your general oral health and adherence to the dentist’s instructions can ensure a quick recovery and fusing of the implant.
You can have multiple implants, or a single implant inserted at a time. It all depends on your personal preferences and the dentist’s recommendation for the best results. However, if you have multiple teeth to be replaced, it is better to complete all of them in a single appointment. This can avoid unwanted stress, multiple trips to the clinic, and an extended recovery period.
The cumulative pain and stress from different implant sessions are much more extensive compared to getting everything done in one session. At Blue Star Dental, we offer sleep dentistry options and assure you a painless treatment experience, regardless of the number of implants you’re receiving.
The process of getting dental implants usually takes an hour per implant. Generally, the procedure is spanned in three stages: initial consultation and treatment planning, getting dental implants and placing custom crowns or bridges. The recovery period is generally 3-6 months based on your oral health.
However, if you have low jawbone density and receive bone grafting before getting implants, it may take 4-6 months for the bone regrowth. This can extend the duration of the procedure further.
Over the years, dental implants became the primary choice for patients who want to restore their missing or severely damaged teeth. The main benefits of dental implants are the following:
- Fixed and naturally appealing restoration option
- Reliable and long-lasting results
- Excellent success rate
- Ideal for an active, modern lifestyle
- Excellent speech clarity and functionality
- Improved biting and chewing capabilities
According to various studies, dental implants have a success rate of over 95 per cent and can provide consistent results beyond 25 years with proper maintenance and care.
Dental implants are a highly safe tooth restoration option with over 95 per cent success rate. However, like any other invasive procedure, you may expect some minor complications. The complications and risks you should be aware of are:
- Infection around the implant area – generally after the procedure
- Nerve damage that causes numbness and pain in your teeth, gums, and jaws
- Injury or damage to neighbouring teeth, gums, or blood vessels
- In rare cases, the corrosion of the metal implant – titanium implant – though it is biocompatible
At Blue Star Dental, we will refer to your medical and dental history, complete a detailed examination using modern diagnostic technologies, and create a custom implant plan after evaluating every aspect of risk. This will help us to minimise the risks of developing complexities during or after the procedure.
Our implant dentists will explain the complexities you may expect based on your oral condition and general health before beginning the procedure. Importantly, most of these complications are minor and temporary and do not cause any serious consequence to your oral health.
The cost of the implant procedure depends on several factors, including whether you require a sinus lift or bone graft. If you have any oral health issues like gum disease, we will treat them first before beginning with the implants procedure.
In Brisbane, you can expect a price of $3,000 – $6,500 per tooth if you receive a straightforward implants procedure. The cost may go up to $11,500 if you are required to receive a sinus lift or bone graft.
Exactly like real teeth! Dental implants function like your natural tooth root and support your jaw as well as the custom-made crown or dental bridge. The dental implant is fixed into your jaw and goes below your gumline. Therefore, people don’t see the prosthetic.
When a custom-made, tooth-coloured dental crown is mounted on the implant, it covers the upper portion of the implant. In every aspect, dental implants are the most naturally appealing tooth replacement option.
There is no upper age limit for receiving dental implants. However, it would be best if you had sufficient jawbone density to receive the dental prosthetic. In many cases, we choose the implant spots strategically for patients with low jawbone density to provide them with the restoration option without a bone grafting procedure.
Your oral health and general health are two other important factors that decide the success of the procedure. To confirm whether you’re eligible for dental implants, visit our clinic in Brisbane for an oral examination.