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What your dentist wants you to know about dental implants

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Oh no! Have you got missing teeth? Did you have an accident, illness or was it poor oral hygiene? Whatever your reasons for having missing teeth, you may be familiar with dentures as being a treatment for these issues. However, a dentist Sydney may also be able to recommend other treatment options depending on your specific needs and one treatment they would certainly want to make eligible patients aware of is dental implants Dental implants are a treatment that is used for a single tooth replacement, several teeth replacement or for a whole set. 

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants can be used to treat different issues and there are different types that you can get depending on your specific needs. If you require a single tooth replacement, then you may only require a crown to be attached to your dental implant, whereas if you have several missing, then a bridge may be used instead. Dentures are typically attached to dental implants for a whole mouth replacement.

Once the type of implant has been decided upon, your dentist will attach screws to your jawbone, where the replacement teeth will be attached to. The screws are fixed firmly into your jawbone, because the body’s tissues should fuse around them, so they won’t go anywhere. As the replacement teeth are attached, they are then fixed in place and won’t need to be taken out at mealtimes or when it’s time for bed.

How long will dental implants last for?

Dental implants should last at least 15 years, but they could even last you a lifetime if you take care of them properly. By simply brushing and flossing as normal and going to see your dentist for routine check-ups, you could find that you don’t need to worry about your dental implants and they may just look and feel like natural teeth.

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Do dental implants require major surgery?

Having dental implants fitted is not a major surgical procedure. In fact, you can have your implants fitted with only local anaesthetic to ensure that you don’t feel anything. You will require two appointments: one for having the screws fitted and temporary replacement teeth attached; the second for having your permanent replacement teeth attached once the gums have healed around the screws. If you are a nervous patient, you should discuss this with your dentist and they should be willing to give you sedation, whilst you have your implants fitted.

Anything else I need to know?

Dental implants allow patients to continue life as normal once they are fitted properly. This means that other people won’t realise you have false teeth, and you will be able to continue eating normally, without having to worry about your teeth loosening when you do. Some patients, however, may not be eligible for this treatment or may require a bone graft if there is not enough bone density in their jawbone to attach the implants to.

To find out if this is a suitable treatment for you, book a consultation with a healthcare professional who can offer dental implants Swansea or wherever you are located. They would be able to examine you and advise you about the treatment options available to you. Perhaps now is the time to say, Oh, yes to this treatment if you have been suffering from teeth-related issues.

But keep in mind that all surgical or invasive procedures carry risks. So, before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

There are many basic strategies you can implement to make sure your dental marketing campaign is successful. A digital marketing agency can look after your dental marketing campaign on your behalf, but there are some techniques you can carry out yourself which will hugely benefit your dental clinic.

Audit your dental marketing

Firstly, you will benefit by auditing your current digital marketing platforms; this includes your website, Google My Business profile, social media, emails and any other digital communication that is associated with you and your business. Make sure that your digital dental marketing is modern, updated, attractive and engaging. You should check whether all your contact information is correct and list all the treatments, procedures and services that you offer at your dental clinic. If your website or social media pages list any promotions, then these should be valid, if not, they need to be removed.

Take a look at the images on your website and social media pages and consider updating them when necessary. Often it is best to avoid stock images as they give a generic feel to your website, changing these to genuine images of your practice could give off a much more welcoming feel. If you have new members in your team or team members who have left, then this also needs to be updated accordingly. It is important that you audit your website regularly so that all the information you present is correct; this truly reflects your dental clinic and you as a team.

Check out your competitors

Next, you can carry out competitor analysis. You should try to find out what all the other dentists in the area are offering and take a look at their websites and social media pages. After the analysis, you can offer your patients everything your competitors offer and show them that you can differentiate and stand out from the crowd.

Keyword research

An excellent digital dental marketing tool is keyword research. Keyword research tells you what your prospective patients are looking for concerning their dental needs. Keyword research will tell you which dental services are the most sought in your area and which dental issues are the most prevalent. Keyword research will give varying results according to the geographical location. You may find that in certain places, more people search for restorative dental treatment, whilst in other places, cosmetic dental treatments are more popular.

Dental needs also vary amongst communities. In some places, patients may be suffering from tooth decay or toothache, whilst in other areas, patients may be searching for teeth whitening treatments or hygienist appointments for cleaner, whiter teeth. You may also find that popular search terms change after a period of time; therefore, regular keyword research will help you stay in touch with the current trends and attract quality leads that you can convert into loyal patients at your practice.

Speak to a highly experienced marketing team today and find out more about the techniques and strategies that can ensure you are equipped with an excellent dental marketing campaign to boost the success of your dental clinic.