Factors that can delay implant treatment

13 Jul 2016

From Dr Anthony Zybutz

Choosing to have dental implants is a life-changing decision, and if you’re reading this, we hope you’re on the verge of selecting Total Dentalcare (TDC) as the dental team to help you through the whole process.

I have personally sat down with thousands of patients over the years to discuss the treatment, so I certainly understand all the thoughts and concerns that come up when deciding whether or not dental implants are right for you. Even once you choose to go ahead, there are further issues that can have an impact on when the work is done.

Every patient is different, but there are a few key factors that in my experience people need to be aware of. The good news is that at TDC we can help you navigate all of them.

Diabetes has been shown to be linked to gum disease.

Those with the condition may have poor glucose control, and if so, this could slow the dental implant healing process.

However, we are highly experienced in helping patients who may be at risk from diabetes, and by working closely with your GP, diabetes doesn’t have to rule implants out.

It may simply be a case of more extensive monitoring of your health before going ahead.

Blood pressure
Dental implants themselves don’t have any effect on blood pressure, but if you have hypertension and are taking medication to control it, your dentist needs to be aware.

Again, this is not something to be concerned about, and as with diabetes, we will work with your GP to take this into account and ensure the procedure runs smoothly.

Dental implants are a major investment, though of course our patients regularly tell us the experience is completely life-changing and absolutely worth every penny.

But what happens if you don’t currently have the funds to afford the cost of dental implants?

Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be an issue. We offer financing options that allow you to spread the cost so you certainly don’t need to pay everything up front.

Come in and talk to us

Whether these particular issues are relevant to you, or you’ve got a different question about the Smile in a Day same-day dental implant process, simply give us a call to talk about it.

Our consultations are free and you’ll likely find that, no matter what situation you’re in, we can adapt our process to suit your particular circumstances.

To find out more about our Smile in a Day treatment, you can arrange your free consultation here, or call 020 3553 6415

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