Has the day finally arrived when you have told yourself that dental implants best match your goals for completing your smile? Are these thoughts suddenly followed by questions about candidacy and what you can expect? Don’t worry – we are ready to provide you with the details, so you feel fully informed regarding the process. In addition, we encourage you to schedule a visit with us, so we can help guide you toward the tooth replacement treatment best for you.
It Begins With Surgery
To begin, dental implants are the only tooth loss solution that will require surgery. Other prosthetic devices rest above your gum tissue. As for an implant, we will place the titanium post into your jawbone (and gum tissue) through oral surgery. To qualify, you must be physically fit for surgery and recovery.
After Placement, Recovery Time Is Lengthy
After your surgical dental implant placement, your smile will not be complete for many months – in some cases for up to a year. While the outcome and benefits are worthwhile, it is important for patients to recognize that the process requires time. If you are seeking a very quick solution, a bridge or denture is better suited to your preferences.
Your Investment Is Cost Effective
Many patients feel concerned about the initial investment. If you are looking for a tooth replacement solution that will last for many years, provide you with exceptional stability, and offer cost effectiveness in the long run then dental implants make a wonderful solution. Unlike other options (such as bridges or removable prosthetics like dentures), implants often last a lifetime with the need for few repairs if any. Over the course of time, your investment continues to offer exceptional value.