On the whole the success of tooth restoration techniques such as implants largely depend on a patient’s individual case. Before a dental practitioner can prescribe a particular teeth implant plan, it is vitally important to take into consideration a few influential factors. This allows the dental practitioner to develop the most suitable treatment plan for desired outcomes.Dental implants are a tried-and tested permanent restorative treatment method that offers patients a huge level of success.

While many patients may be interested in factors such as cost, there are other equally important considerations that may apply. It is only when presented will all relevant information can patients make the best choice in terms of their dental rehabilitation.

 Factors for implant patients to consider

In addition to each patient’s distinctive dynamics, the basic five considerations forAll-on-four implants in Melbourne comprise of the following:

1.       Compromise on speech

Speech issues may be a concern for some patients. The full-arch permanent implant-supported bridges need to make use of both vertical and horizontal bulk in order to adequately support the teeth implants (usually these implants number four to six). In meeting this need, patients may find that the restorative materials together with the volume of bridge bulk measurement specifications required, may impact on the pronunciation of letters such as “D”, “S” and “N.

2.       Inability to adapt to bridge thickness

There is no question that the dental prosthesis can dramatically change a patient’s life, giving them a second chance at enjoying the function and look of natural teeth, however, some patients have to be aware of the fact that a foreign dental appliance will be inserted into the mouth. Seeing that this dental appliance is not a natural part of the mouth, patients will have to get used to or adapt to the strange sensation of the bridge implants.

3.       Unwarranted biting forces

Due to the lack of periodontal ligament, a tooth implant offers a similar response to that of a tooth that has been anaesthetised. The result is that a patient is unable to register the action of unnecessary biting.

4.       Abnormal dental behaviours

Patients who clench their teeth may want to discuss this behaviour with their dentist when considering this dental restoration option. A dental practitioner will be able to suggest alternative solutions to protect the dental prosthesis.

According to a Medibank report nearlysix million of Australians are affected by tooth decay and other dental diseases. This places a huge responsibility on the dental industry to find suitable treatments for the consequences these dental problems create.

At High Dental Implants Melbourne patients have access to dental practitioners experienced in teeth restoration implants and the relevant challenges some options may present. It is critical that all patients avail themselves of all necessary information and use the consultation appointment to ask as many questions as possible to understand the benefits and risks of treatment plans. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.