It is not unusual for the team here at Absolute Smiles to spend a large proportion of our time answering the questions and addressing the concerns of our patients. We are sure this is no different from any other clinical facility where medical and surgical procedures take place. Dentist Bassendean welcome the opportunity to answer those questions and in particular, if one of those answers renders any concern or worry a patient may have as resolved.
It is no secret that the more a person knows about a medical condition or treatment, the more at ease they are. Often, it is not knowing all the facts about something that causes the worry, rather than the medical procedure itself. With that in mind we thought it would be useful to provide some of the core information relating to dental implants, and if it means just one person reading this has one of their concerns about dental implants put aside, then it will have been worth it.
Key Fact #1: Dental Implants – What They Are And What Are They For?
The first fact as you might expect is explaining exactly what are, and why anyone would want them. Its main purpose is to replace missing teeth after someone has lost a tooth or had one extracted. Their main construction consists of the base, which is usually made from a hard metal such as titanium, and this is fused into the jawbone.
The rest of the implant will very much depend on whether the patient needs one tooth, two teeth, or multiple teeth replaced. In principle these will all consist of an attachment device, usually a screw which connects to the implants that were previously fitted to the jawbone. The final part is the ‘tooth’ which is usually made from a shaped ceramic or acrylic material and coloured to match the other teeth.