Understanding Dental Implants – Part One

Not everyone is perfectly comfortable with the idea of a dental implant. It’s an intimidating concept when understood only in part, and we’ve found that there is a general tendency away from looking past those initial impressions.

But in cases where a patient is missing a tooth or needs a damaged tooth replaced – dental implants can be an optimal solution. In this article, we want to address some of the more common questions we get following a recommendation of a dental implant. We’ll touch on the when, why and how, and save some of the more detailed questions for Understanding Dental Implants – Part 2.

When do you require dental implants?

Dental implants are a brilliant restoration method in a variety of cases. They can be used to generate an effectively permanent resolution to a variety of common dental troubles. And it’s for this reason that dental implants are commonly considered one of the best dental restoration methods available today.

A dental implant can be the best course of action in cases where:

  • You have one or more missing teeth.
  • You have problems with existing dentures or bridges.

Alternate solutions, such as dentures, crowns or bridges, are often only recommended in the place of dental implants in specific cases. Situations where finances, time, or specific condition of the jawbone or gums are not permitting of a dental implant.

Are dental implants painful?

The next most common question relates to any discomfort that you might experience throughout or following the procedure. While the process is not entirely free of and uncomfortable moments, we find that our patients are often surprised by what they feel to be a ‘lucky run’ with their dental implants.

It’s not uncommon to experience some anxiety about dental work. But quality dental care, carefully utilised anaesthetics, and the support of cutting-edge dental equipment make the process incredibly smooth. A far cry from the experience that early adopters of the dental implant might have experienced decades ago.

The process of having a dental implant is favourably comparable to having a tooth removed. If you’ve already undergone this aspect of the process, you’ve already experienced the worst of it. Dental implants, by comparison, are much less painful than having the tooth removed, and the team at LN Dental will be able to assist you in understanding the pain management process following restoration.

Reach out to LN Dental today!

If you’ve found yourself experiencing any dental trouble, we encourage you to get in touch with us at LN Dental. With years of experience in helping our patients restore their smile, we’re just the dental professionals to speak to about anything that is troubling you. 

To get in touch, give us a call at (02) 9644 1499 or book an appointment today! We hope you’ve enjoyed learning a little more about dental implants. We’ll be continuing our discussion of dental implants in the second part. So, stay tuned!

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