Why you should choose a specialist for your dental implant treatment
If you are missing a tooth or several teeth, you may have been recommended to get dental implants. Dental implants are frames or posts that are surgically positioned into the jawbone, replacing the natural root. Once fitted, artificial replacement teeth are mounted to them. This process allows for the bone to heal tightly around the implant, ensuring stable support for your new teeth. A welcome alternative to bridgework or dentures, the main benefit of this procedure is solid support for your new smile.
With that in mind, there are several important factors to consider before you commit to a specific dental clinic or dentist. Allow The Dental Boutique to help you make the most informed choice for your health and your appearance in this short article.
Have you chosen a private dentist with additional training in Implant Dentistry?
Implant surgery may involve several operations, and a successful procedure requires significant planning, extensive knowledge of the process, and the abilities of an expert with specialist skills. Due to the nature of the procedure, we highly recommend seeking a private dentist or specialist that has post-graduate training in implant dentistry. Put your trust in someone that can present you with case studies of their past work so that you can see real results, allowing you to relax knowing that you’re in the safe hands of an expert with several previous patients that have had successful implants.
Should my dentist provide an evaluation before I opt for dental implants?
Since several surgical procedures are required for dental implants, your specialist should carry out a thorough evaluation which requires both a medical and dental assessment to determine whether you’re a candidate for implants. A comprehensive evaluation involves a full assessment of the teeth, gums, bite, bone volume and quality, as well as aesthetic factors to ensure that your new implants will match your natural teeth. It’s unlikely that a regular dentist will have access to the type of technology needed to carry out such extensive examinations, which is why we recommend a private dental clinic with access to equipment needed.
Does your dentist utilise the latest technology to safely and successfully diagnose and treat your condition?
Implant dentistry requires premium dental care that harnesses innovative technologies and the advanced science to provide patients with an accurate diagnosis and an efficient course of treatment for each individual condition. Some of these include:
- Digital x-rays and a CT scanner that allows viewing of three-dimensional images of the jawbone.
- Planning software that can digitally plan, reconstruct, and visualise the implant in both two- and three-dimensional formats prior to surgery.
- Technology that can accurately remove and contour the bone in the jaw without overheating the bone or soft tissue.
What kind of support should I expect pre and post treatment?
Dental implants are a huge commitment, which is why a specialist in the industry can provide you with the premium dental care needed for truly customised and successful results. A private dental clinic should offer a supportive and well-trained team of nurses and dental surgeons. Expect informative consultations that answer all your questions, detailed instructions from nurses regarding aftercare, and an experienced team that put your mind at ease from the moment you start communicating with the dental clinic.
Book a consultation at our private dental clinic in the Gold Coast
At the Dental Boutique, our private dentists utilise the latest technology to help our clients get the best possible dental implant results.
If you’re interested in learning more about dental implants at The Dental Boutique, contact our Gold Coast office today on 07 5591 2262 to make an appointment.