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How To Plan For A Dental Implant While Talking To A Maxilla Facial Surgeon?

Author: Hamilton Hill
by Hamilton Hill
Posted: Nov 03, 2016

When you are planning to go for tooth implants, the first thing you should do while gathering information is talk to the doctor. You may choose a dentist easily for the procedure. But a better choice would be to go with a Maxillo-facial surgeon in Pretoria, who has expertise on both medicine and dentistry, with cosmetic procedures and surgeries.

What can a Maxillo facial surgeon suggest?

A Maxillo-facial surgeon in Pretoria would be the best person to suggest you that what are the tooth implants for, and why you need them. In fact based on this and more about your oral condition, the doctor ill decide whether you need a full upper and lower jaw teeth implant, or just partial implant. In fact instead of hurrying for a full teeth implant, it’s wiser to first access the success chances of a partial implant. The reasons are as follows:

  • The partial implants are actually cost effective teeth implants.
  • You may also use the partial implants to get the function of a full implant when it’s planned so.
  • They help in quicker healing as not the whole gum line is surgically treated
  • You may plan the procedure in a budget

There are many such benefits of partial and cost effective teeth implants. But to understand better you must understand the possibilities of such partial implants.

What are the cost effective ways for partial implants

The jawbone supports the teeth implants. Now when implants are done in full, the whole old tooth is removed. But if some part of the tooth can be secured and used, then the implant can be erected on that fragment or part of old real tooth. Sometimes two such fragments or real good teeth may support a bridge containing a denture or hanging implant. There are many such options. The main motto is to make minimal incisions, and utilize the support of existing tooth such that bridges can be drawn between healthy and supportive teeth.

When these kinds of implants are successful, it’s not only a cost effective technique, but also helps heal the gum quicker. However there are some cons to it. The bridges may get loose with time as the bridged part is not fixed to the bone and rather rests on the gum. Therefore one must go to occasional visits to a Maxillo-facial surgeon in Pretoria to keep things in place and good health.

How to start planning

When you visit your dentist or doctor, you must discuss your concerns clearly. You must tell the doctor what your problems are, and how much you can afford for the treatment. You must also check things with your dental insurance provider. Normally teeth implants are not covered by dental insurances while deeming this as a cosmetic procedure. However with changing time things are evolving and the necessity of partial implants which are less expensive are being realized by insurance providers too. Hence after talking to the insurance company and then your dentist, you may get the full course of denture or teeth implant fittings planned.

Hamilton Hill writes quality articles about cost effective teeth implants and Maxillo-facial surgeon in Pretoria.

About the Author

Dr. Hoogendijk is a joint replacement and facial reconstruction surgeon in Johannesburg. He completed his medical degree back in 1999 at the University of Pretoria.

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Author: Hamilton Hill

Hamilton Hill

South Africa

Member since: Nov 28, 2015
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