Getting dental implants is a big decision to make. Sure, we’d all love a winning smile! And the benefits of having great teeth are numerous. You’ll be able to relax better, smile easier, laugh harder – all without worrying about your teeth.
Some of us live for years with missing, broken, or decaying teeth and taking that first step towards getting dental implants is a nervous but exciting opportunity!
So, you’ve decided you want dental implants – what things do you need to be aware of before embarking on this journey to a better smile?
Before Your Appointment
You’ve probably already spent months or maybe even years thinking about it, but now you’ve decided to get implants you can’t spend a lot of time choosing how and where – though these are important elements.
Time is precious – the quicker you can receive treatment the easier it will be to set your jaw alignment and teeth to how they should look.
What to expect
It’s true of any major dental work – braces, re-alignment, even some fillings – it’s not going to be a quick 15 minute appointment.
Dental implants often require a thorough check of your teeth, gums, and jawline, ensuring there’s no embedded roots or broken teeth that may need extraction. The procedure for dental implants is painless and recovery time is less than people think.
After your appointment
After your appointment and procedure you can be back to eating, drinking, and feeling like a new you in just a couple of weeks.
Success of dental implants depends a lot on the recovery period, so make sure you listen to the advice of your dental technician. Stitches can take up to two weeks before being removed, after this point you can begin eating softer food.
Don’t be disheartened when you realise you need to come back for follow-up appointments. This is to ensure your new teeth are setting properly and they aren’t causing any problems. It’s important that the work and time spent on your new smile is really worth it!
One important point
Whether you think you need dental implants or not, it’s vital you book an appointment as soon as you can. If dental implants aren’t needed, then at least you’ve gained expert advice from a professional. But if you do need implants then having an initial assessment is the most vital step you can take towards getting that winning smile!
New Life Teeth in Belfast are the best choice in Northern Ireland and can extract and implant ‘same-day’ teeth (because the entire procedure usually takes just one day) efficiently and professionally, giving you the results you really want. Book an appointment with them today.