Are you at a loss for how to proceed, now that you have lost a tooth or multiple teeth? For those who have never gone down the road of experiencing tooth loss and then needing to figure out how to replace missing teeth, this can seem like an overwhelming (not very enjoyable) place to be. Our Dallas, TX team understands how you feel. We see many patients, of course, who are in the same position as you at the moment! With that said, we remind you that though the initial loss of teeth can be startling, the path that follows when you visit with us will be a relaxing, easy one. Curious about the steps that will lead you toward your complete smile? Let’s walk you through them.
When it comes to dental implants, you spend most of your time focused on your own smile. You learn all about what implants offer, the different ways you may select them for your particular type of tooth loss, and you gain valuable knowledge! However, you may find that one day, a loved one asks you about implants. The focus shifts from your smile to that of another individual! Of course, you would love to help but you may wonder how you can best do that. As always, our Dallas, TX team is on hand and ready to help you offer the advice this person in your life is seeking!
You may already know that qualifying for dental implants is a factor that can evolve. Patients who are not ready currently or who are not considered “candidates” at the moment may, in the future, be able to receive them. With that said, you may wonder: What are the stumbling blocks that might take you out of the running this very minute? Our Dallas, TX team is happy to share them with you. We also remind you that while they may describe your level of candidacy right now, it is a very wise decision to talk with us soon about how to move forward, so you may qualify in the future!
Figuring out how to move forward with dental implants is a unique path to choose. You already know this, of course, because as you become familiar with the idea of replacing teeth with implants and restorations, you immediately learn that the process is different, when compared with traditional prosthetics. You’ll need oral surgery, time to recover, time for osseointegration to take place, and the final placement of restorations. Our Dallas, TX team reminds you, as a result, that this means patients will need to become more mindful of scheduling, should they select implants! What does this mean for you? Let’s consider some important factors.
There’s no secret, when you have not experienced tooth loss, that your primary goal in terms of protecting your smile includes your preventive care. However, when you lose teeth and replace them with dental implants, it might feel like you’ve just entered brand new territory that may come with a brand new set of guidelines for smile protection! Fortunately, your daily care and your long-term care will mostly remain just the same. Why, you ask our Dallas, TX team, is prevention still key, even when some of your tissue is artificial? Allow us to explain!
There’s the knowledge that you are receiving dental implants. There’s the promise of lots of wonderful benefits that will come your way. Then, there’s that journey as you seek out and receive implants, during which you have plenty of time to come up with lots of questions, deal with some uncertainty, and wonder if you are going to be happy with the results. Our Dallas, TX team reassures you that, of course, you are making a fantastic selection for yourself in terms of completing your smile. As for those little doubts that pop up here and there, we respond to commonly voiced, “Will my smile really…?” questions, so you can feel much better!
The idea of changing your approach to smile care in any way may cause you to wonder: Will I adapt? Will I ever get used to the shifts in which I am about to participate? You know on a cerebral level, of course, that doing whatever it takes to protect your oral health is a worthwhile decision! However, as a human who is often set in your ways, it’s easy to feel a bit resistant to change. The good news from our Dallas, TX team is, of course, that you will most certainly get used to anything new that comes your way and it will happen more quickly than you might imagine. Consider examples!
The end of year is drawing near, which means from our perspective as dental professionals, we have some reminders to set forth! While our Dallas, TX team is well aware that you probably have an ever-growing to-do list to consider as the fall season begins to unfold, we know you would prefer to add dental care to your list now, rather than later when you’re quite short on time. What might you need to address for your teeth, gums, and more before 2019 has officially rolled into 2020? We have the particulars ready for you to consider, so you’re checking boxes off of your smile list and feeling certain you’ve made the most of the year!
Considering dental implants and restorations, particularly as you compare them to prosthetics that rely on traditional support, is probably a brand new topic for you. As topics go, it’s a big one! Are you interested in replacing missing tooth roots with implants, which will then help support a crown, bridge, partial, or denture? If you are certain that you find the option an attractive one but you wonder about tipping the scales one way or another, our Dallas, TX team encourages you to put your tooth replacement journey in the context of how choosing implants may positively impact your daily quality of life. Let’s get started!
Today, your smile is complete, thanks to the help of a traditionally supported prosthetic. This may mean that you rely on a full or partial denture that is removable (and relies on your natural tissues for support) or a dental bridge (that has been bonded to your natural teeth). While your smile is complete at the moment, there may be a part of you that feels very curious, possibly extremely interested, in switching to implant support. However, you also feel highly resistant to that change! Why so, you wonder, after everything you have heard about dental implants is so attractive? Allow our Dallas, TX team to help you figure this one out, so you may move forward with implants, if you wish.