1. Am I too old for dental implants?
No. Age is not a contra-indication to dental implant treatment. Providing your other general health is good and there is enough bone in which to place the dental implants, then age is not a problem. We will carefully assess your specific needs and advise you accordingly.
2. Will I be left with without teeth during my implant treatment?
We work very closely with our patients to ensure that during the treatment, nobody knows that you have a missing tooth and you can continue to smile with confidence. If you need to be without a tooth during treatment, particularly to allow initial healing, we will carefully explain this to you prior to commencing treatment so you can be fully informed and plan your busy schedule accordingly.
3. Is dental implant treatment painful?
We will work very carefully using carefully placed local anaesthetic to ensure that the placement of the dental implant is pain free. Afterwards, we will make sure you have the necessary painkillers to ensure you remain as comfortable as possible.
4. How long does dental implant treatment take?
A routine case might take around 10-12 weeks. A more complex case may take longer. For example, if you have enough bone in which to place the implant, treatment time will be quicker than if you do not have enough bone to place the implant. We will discuss with you your individual treatment needs and give you the time frames that the treatment is likely to take.
5. What should I do before treatment?
Prior to dental implant treatment, it is very important that your other teeth and especially your gums are healthy. As part of your consultation, we will check your other teeth and gums to ensure that your mouth is as healthy as possible prior to commencing implant treatment helping to ensure a good treatment outcome. We will make any appropriate recommendations as required.
6. How often will I need to have the dental implants checked once the treatment is complete?
It is very important that your other general dental needs are maintained around your dental implant treatment. Your usual general dentist will be able to take care of this. It is usually recommended that any dental implant work is checked annually by the implantologist. We will advise you accordingly depending on your individual clinical needs.