Am I Suitable for Dental Implants?
Most people who have reasonable dental and general health will be suitable for dental implants. Our dentists at Maroubra Junction Dental Centre do screen all implant patients very carefully to make sure this treatment is the best option. This includes a thorough oral examination and we will need to know your medical history as this could impact the success of treatment. Some people with particular health issues may not be suitable for implants.
How Can Dental and General Health Affect the Chances of Success?
It is important that any signs of dental diseases are treated before you have dental implants, for example periodontal disease as this is the main course of tooth loss in adults. Certain medical conditions, for example diabetes can affect healing and these patients may be unsuitable for treatment. Taking certain medications, having a psychiatric disorder or alcoholism, or being a smoker cannot negatively affect the outcome of implant treatment. Some people will have insufficient bone in their jaw to support dental implants. This doesn’t necessarily mean they cannot have dental implants, but they may require a bone graft to build up the bone before implant surgery.
Orthodontics uses fixed or removable appliances to correct the position of teeth and jaws.
We approach children’s dentistry quite differently from adult dentistry, here at Maroubra Junction Dental Centre.
If you are missing one or more teeth, your dentist at Maroubra Junction Dental Centre will have stressed the importance of replacing them.
Cosmetic dentistry can be a great way to help improve your appearance and some of the treatments may also help improve dental health.
General dentistry covers treatments designed to treat dental problems.
Our dental team at Maroubra Junction Dental Centre recommend all our patients practice a good preventive dentistry routine.