Dental Implants

Want More Information On Dental Implants? Discover All You Need to Know on The Malo Clinic!

The dental implant has been a great alternative to dentures for a number of years, but most patients are quite hesitant to obtain dental implants because of a fear of the unknown. Since information is the key, The Malo Clinic aims to provide the necessary information about dental implants, so patients can make an informed and safe choice.

What Is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant can be described as a titanium screw used to support replacement teeth. The dental implant can be used by patients who have lost a single tooth or several teeth, although the technique used to implement the dental implants can vary according to the problem the patient is dealing with.

Are Dental Implants Safe?

Dental implants and the accompanying procedures are completely safe. Each of the available treatments has been preceded by years of research and testing to guarantee each patient gets a suitable permanent replacement for their missing teeth.

There are many different types of dental implants as well. Each dental implant can be used for a specific patient, so the type of dental implant you use can depend on certain denominators. Common denominators considered by dentists, oral surgeons and dental experts are the amount of jawbone, health of the gum, the condition of remaining teeth, the alignment of the teeth and more.

A dental implant can last for a very long time, providing you care for the dental implant as if you would care for your own teeth. Patients who do not take care of their dental implant can still find that their dental implant can fail, although since this is a result of poor oral hygiene, failing implants can be prevented by taking proper care of them.

In order to get the best results from your dental implant, it is recommended to ensure good oral hygiene and to visit your dental hygienist on a regular basis. However, the dental implant does not require any extra visits to the dental hygienist or dentist, only the same amount of appointments you would need for your normal teeth.

Can I Get a Dental Implant to Replace a Single Tooth?

Many people mistakenly believe that dental implant treatments are only available for people who have lost a considerable amount of teeth, however, this is far from the truth considering that the loss of one single tooth can be treated with the help of a dental implant as well.

Will I Feel Pain During a Dental Implant Procedure?

Patients will feel no pain or discomfort when they have their dental implant procedure done. The dentists and oral surgeons at The Malo Clinic will make sure you are always comfortable and that the area of the dental implant is always numb. In order to achieve that, the procedure is executed under local anaesthetic. General anaesthetic is also a possibility, but usually reserved for extremely nervous patients or complex cases where additional dental work is required.

Concern about pain or discomfort during a treatment is quite common, so do not hesitate to ask questions when you visit The Malo Clinic for your evaluation appointment. The dentist or oral surgeon will be more than happy to answer your questions and tell you more about the procedure itself.

How Long Until I Get Replacement Teeth with Dental Implants?

The time needed to obtain your replacement teeth will depend on the type of dental implant you obtain. Some replacement teeth can be fitted on the same day as the dental implant, but there are other types of dental implants that may require a few months of healing before the replacement teeth can be attached.

To find out more about the treatment time regarding your dental implant, simply speak to the dentist or oral surgeon at The Malo Clinic. Still, all patients are informed about the treatment time and the procedure before the dental implant procedure takes place; this helps to put the patient’s mind at rest as well as provide the patient with realistic expectations.

How Do I Clean My Dental Implant?

Cleaning and maintaining a dental implant is as easy as taking care of your own teeth, although the staff at The Malo Clinic will give you some information on how to take care of your replacement teeth and dental implant. The Malo Clinic also advises making a regular appointment with the dental hygienist, since the dental hygienist can get to those hard to reach places a little better. A check-up with the dental hygienist also ensures the health of your dental implant, which makes such an appointment even more important.

Can Gum Disease Have a Negative Effect On the Success of a Dental Implant Procedure?

Gum disease can have a negative influence on your dental implant, so it is important to have good oral hygiene if you have a dental implant. To avoid problems, it is advised to brush at least two times a day and floss regularly to remove any plaque between the teeth.

We understand that some patients may struggle with gum disease, despite a rigorous oral health routine. If this is the case for you, we recommend coming to The Malo Clinic for an evaluation. Based on our findings, we will be able to recommend a course of action and subsequently preventing gum disease from returning.

How Much Does a Dental Implant Cost?

A single dental implant will cost a lot less than a series of dental implants, however, there are certain techniques that can reduce the cost of a complex dental implant procedure. Patients who need a considerable amount of dental implants are probably better off choosing the All-On-4 dental implant technique, considering the technique is accompanied by shorter treatment times and less dental implants.

Given the fact that each patient is different and may need a different treatment, it is quite impossible to put an exact price on a dental implant. Patients coming to The Malo Clinic for a dental implant treatment are provided with a treatment plan, which also mentioned the cost involved. There are also several financing options available for dental implants, so patients who cannot afford a treatment in one payment can find good alternatives at our clinic.

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