A healthy and attractive smile is one of the physical attributes that most people notice upon first meeting. Apart from the physical aspect, a nice smile could take you places and can have a positive impact to both personal and professional relationships. Here at our Palm Beach Gardens dental practice, getting dental implants is considered by most of our clients as one of the best decisions they have made in their lives.
If you’ve been considering dental implants for a while now, you should take the time to do your research on the matter and relay your pre-procedure concerns to your dentist or oral surgeon. In addition, asking the following questions will help you get the results you want from a dental implant procedure.
1. Am I an ideal candidate for dental implants?
Dental implant surgeries require certain conditions for you to achieve the desirable outcome. One of which include having sufficient bone to easily facilitate the osseointegration (bone fusion) process needed following transplantation. By and large, a bone graft may be needed if you have insufficient bone from significant tooth loss.
2. What does the recovery process involve?
The healing period following dental implants could vary from one person to another and is largely influenced as to whether or not ancillary procedures were done before placing the implants such as bone grafting. By and large, you need to stick to a soft food diet for days following implant placement and further follow your dentists’ instructions.
3. What are the procedure’s risks and complications?
Like all invasive procedures, infection is the most common possible complication. Thus, it is best to practice oral hygiene habits consistently following implant placement and take the entire course of prescribed prophylactic antibiotics. Also, it is best to stop smoking before and after the procedure as tobacco smoke has been shown to delay healing.
During your personal consultation with Drs. Lerner and Lemongello, we encourage you not to be shy about asking questions and sharing your concerns before having dental implants. Nothing’s too embarrassing or silly to ask here at our practice.
Contact Drs. Lerner and Lemongello for an appointment and information on all dental procedures at 561-627-9000 or you can fill out this contact form. We’d love to hear from you!