Are you ready to take the next step to a full and happy mouth full of teeth?
Just Smile wants to know! We want to help you on your way to completeness but first we have to know…Are you a suitable candidate?
Before you take a seat and open your mouth for dental surgery we have a few things to consider. Are you ready for dental implants? This amazing advancement in dental technology is allowing people to regain the freedom of a mouth full of functioning, healthy and permanent teeth.
Our founding dentist Dr Rammo utilises the revolutionary NobleGuideTM dental implant system to place your implant into the exact correct position; it places the implant and the prosthetic in simultaneously providing you with an efficient and comfortable appointment with a recorded swift recovery.
But before we can begin the surgery there are a few things we must discuss.
Are you committed to good dental hygiene?
Everyone is guilty of a little dental neglect now and then so don’t feel ashamed to admit you may not fully fall into this category. The reason we are bringing this question to the forefront is because it is imperative that those who are about to undergo dental implant treatments have already healthy gums, plenty of jaw bone and plaque-free teeth so that the treatment can be as effective and permanent as possible.
Displays of good dental hygiene are:
- Brushing twice a day
- Flossing once a day
- Drinking plenty of water
- Eating soft foods
- Eating food and drink with calcium
- Rinsing with a fluoride mouthwash
- Avoid grinding, clenching or gnawing teeth
In order to perform the surgery, the patient needs to have ample jaw bone because the titanium screw that acts as the supporting structure for the prosthetic tooth will be screwed into the bone. Not to mention, healthy gums are essential so that they do not become susceptible to gum diseases during or after surgery during recovery.
Ticking some boxes? Perfect! A few more questions…
If you engage or suffer from any of the following it is essential that before undergoing any dental implant surgeries to participate in an evaluation with our founding dentist Dr Rammo.
Are you a heavy smoker?
According to a study conducted by the University of Murcia in Spain, those who are heavy smokers that undergo dental implant surgery have a higher risk of infection during surgery and post-surgery, and that the consumption of more than twenty cigarettes a day increases the risk of failure to 30.8%.
Do you suffer from an uncontrollable chronic disorder such as diabetes or heart disease?
People who suffer from diabetes are prone to some form of gum disease which is likely caused by high blood glucose. Those who suffer heart disease or are prone to strokes have increased risk of gingivitis. These gum diseases can have a damaging effect on the surgery and the recovery period and have been known to cause implant failure.
Have you recently had radiation therapy to the head or neck region?
Those who have engaged in radiation therapy for the head or neck can harbour defects that will influence prosthetic treatments. It can affect the ability of the jaw to hold the implant, deteriorate the tissue supporting the dentures and affect the overall success of the surgery.
Don’t be discouraged; at Just Smile we will do whatever we can to help you…
Dental Implants are fantastic but unfortunately cannot be available to everyone and if you are in an unfortunate situation where getting dental implants would not be within your best interests we still offer a range of cosmetic and general treatments that we can utilise to ensure that you leave our practice with a smile on your face.
For more information on dental implants, Dr Rammo, NobleGuideTM or to book an appointment at our Ramsgate dental practice, please do not hesitate to contact us.