Yes! You have found dental implants and you love everything you have heard about them. That is, except for that one detail: You may not have considered the time they require just yet. Before you decide one way or the other, our Ankeny, IA team encourages you to take a somewhat more serious look at what implants might mean for your daily and long-term calendar. As long as you’re certain they will work for your schedule (take heart, the fact that they’re so beneficial may give you motivation to make them work for you), then you’ll know this is a choice that’s well suited to your smile.
#1: This Is A Lengthier Process Than Traditional Replacements
As you may have suspected, since we are quite concerned that you consider your schedule, dental implants certainly require more of your time than something like traditional dentures, partials, or dental bridges. Remember that you’ll have to undergo surgery first and then recover and then receive your restoration. You’re looking at months to a full year!
#2: The Time Is Well Worth It (Consider The Future!)
Our team likes to encourage patients to focus their thoughts not on the present journey when it comes to dental implants (it will be over before you know it). Instead, spend your time thinking about the future of your smile instead! Yes, this is going to be a longer haul than you would expect from traditional prosthetics. However, it’s important to consider the fact that you’re investing time in order to enjoy all of those exceptional benefits you’ve heard about that come with dental implants (such as the fact that they will stay in place in all likelihood for the remainder of your life!).
#3: You’ll Need Time For Lots Of Details
Of course, you’ll need to be ready to spend a chunk of your time invested in the dental implant experience. We also want you to consider the details that make up that full experience! Remember: You’ll need to be able to make time during your daily life to visit a trusted oral surgeon that we will refer you to for placement. You’ll need time to recover. You’ll need time to visit us for your restoration and for follow-ups, as well. Have questions? Just call!
Learn All About The Implant Journey With Our Team
If you are thinking that dental implants could be just what you’ve been looking for to replace your missing teeth, now is the time to come in to learn everything you’d like to know about them. Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.