When you are considering having a cosmetic procedure done, the first place you are likely to look is online. Not only for inspiration but to assess if the procedure is likely to yield the results you want and to read about other peoples experiences.
While there is nothing wrong with that, when it comes to dental cosmetic procedures, it is likely that you will run into more than a few horror stories and myths, especially about more modern options like oral implants.
At Dr Bobby Chhoker’s surgery, our team has heard more than our fair share of myths and questions surrounding dental implants Bondi Junction, and are here to assure you that provided the procedure is performed by competent, trained staff, it will be seamless and the results will be striking. So, what have you got to lose by enquiring to our team about oral implants?
With that in mind, what are some of the most common questions you are most likely to hear about dental implants Bondi Junction? Read on to find out!
Is the fitting is uncomfortable?
Before we begin fitting your dental implants Bondi Junction, we will of course numb the gum and surrounding area. So, you won’t feel anything during the process.
Once you are at home, you may feel something similar to bruising as the numbing agent wears off but this should be controllable with over the counter pain relief, like paracetamol.
Try to avoid taking ibuprofen or aspirin, as this can thin the blood and prolong the healing time. If the discomfort worsens or lasts more than a week post-fitting, please book an urgent appointment to see our team.
Don’t implants often fail?
Implants typically have a very high success rate; in most instances, 15 years post-fitting, 96% of all people who have had implants still have them securely fitted in their mouths.
Of course, to ensure their longevity, you should refrain from smoking, drinking excessively and you should treat them as you would your regular teeth. That involves twice-daily brushing, flossing and biannual trips to see our team.
Aren’t most people’s mouths unsuitable for implants?
Actually, most people are suitable for implants!
Provided that you are in good health, have good oral health and you are over the age of 18 years old, you should be suitable for oral implants.
Remember, if you smoke or drink, this doesn’t make you unsuitable, but it can lessen the chances of the implants fusing.
I’ve heard you can’t fly with oral implants, is this true?
Fact- Implants tend to be made from titanium and would not be detected during metal detection at an airport.
So, book your holidays and have fun!
Aren’t they too expensive for most people to afford
Many people worry that they will not be able to afford oral implants.
However, most surgeries that offer them, including ours in Bondi Junction, can offer eligible patients 0% interest payment plans on the treatment, so you can break down the cost into affordable, monthly repayments. Great stuff! Reach out to our friendly staff to find out more and get the Terms and Conditions of our payment plans.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.