What is it that you didn’t do when you had all of your natural teeth that you sometimes wish you’d followed through on? Perhaps one of the issues that led you to require dental implants is something you think you would like to “do better” with in the future. Let’s talk about a couple easy actions you can take that will help you ensure you’re doing all that you can to protect those implants you have received, so your smile is intact, safe, and beautiful forever!
There are a lot of things that you can talk with your oral surgeon about. As you have gathered, we are here to help you, so your smile is safe, so it’s healthy, so it’s functional, and so you have the best possible experience with your oral health. However, when you’re starting out with treating your smile for possible concerns, figuring out how to talk with our team and what to discuss, so you feel fully informed, may feel difficult. Fortunately, if you were hoping that we had some easy-to-follow guidance, we may have just what you need in the form of categories to address during visits.
You may have visited your orthodontist to learn more about how to straighten your smile or, perhaps, to align your child’s smile. Rather than receiving braces or another type of orthodontic system, you may have first been referred to our practice. As a result, you wonder to yourself: How did you leave your home in search of a uniform grin only to find yourself headed toward a team of oral surgeons? Not to worry! We can help you sort out the situation, so you realize sometimes, attaining a straighter smile requires an extra step or two.
Sometimes, you can easily determine whether you should come in to see us or not. Other times, you may find yourself swaying one way and then another. Since protecting your dental implants is very important to the longevity of your complete smile and promoting optimal oral health, it’s usually best to err on the side of safety and to come in. Let’s run through some moments during which you may think you’re overreacting and we think it’s definitely time for a quick check-in with our team.
Do you already wear a prosthetic device for your tooth loss, such as a partial denture, dental bridge, or full denture? Perhaps you have begun considering switching to dental implants but you aren’t sure if it’s something you should follow through on or if the benefits you think you may receive are just the product of wishful thinking. We are here to reassure you that making the change can most certainly be just as advantageous as you imagine. Consider some very good reasons to move on to implants as added motivation.
Maybe you have some reason to believe that you cannot choose dental implants for yourself to replace the teeth that you have lost. Unfortunately, if those reasons aren’t completely accurate and true, then you may end up missing out on implants for your smile when you were actually a wonderful candidate! Since it’s always wise to come in for our expert opinion (but because you may need some additional inspiration to do so), take our reasons under consideration.
The last thing you probably think about when it comes to potential dental implant hazards? Beverages. While we understand that anything that’s liquid seems like it must simply pass through your mouth without much of an effect, the opposite is true. There are some drinks that can mean serious damage or frustration for you and your smile! Get the skinny right now, so you can start sipping drinks that aren’t such serious smile offenders!
Finding out that you can look forward to a relaxing visit with us as a result of dental sedation is a wonderful feeling. Realizing you don’t really know much about the details surrounding anesthesia, however, can make you feel a bit on edge. We can quickly help you feel wonderful about coming in for care again by informing you of two important things you need to know!
When you’re thinking that you may require oral surgery for yourself in order to achieve a healthier smile, a complete smile, etc., there are a lot of stumbling blocks that may initially come your way. Namely, you might find that you start to consider a lot of thoughts, such as whether you really require surgery, if perhaps you should just learn to accept your tooth loss, if you’re financially ready, if we offer what you need, and more. The good news is that there’s a way to sidestep becoming engulfed in uncertainty. Follow three very simple steps!
When you spend time thinking about coming in to see your oral surgeon to care for your smile, there are oh so many details that might pop into your mind. You may wonder suddenly why you’re seeing us and not your general dentist. You may wonder what this type of surgeon actually does and what you can expect. Not to worry! We receive these questions all the time, the answers of which are beneficial for every patient!