What To Expect With Dental Implants
There is no reason why you should have to feel ashamed of your smile with the dental technology and services available to you today. Dr. Curtis Chan offers San Diego dental implant services that can change your life for the better. You can have that healthy, bright smile you always wanted, and the caring team at the Del Mar restorative dentistry practice of Curtis L. Chan, DDS will provide you with a personal consultation to start the process.
What Should You Do Before Your Dental Implant Procedure?
Dental implants offer patients a permanent fix for those suffering from missing or damaged teeth. The procedure positions a tiny titanium post into the jawbone to which the bone will naturally bond with the posts. This strong foundation allows for the addition of artificial teeth. Dental implants can preserve facial structure, stop bone deterioration, which is common in mouths that have missing teeth, and restore an individual’s confidence and smile. You can use your new artificial teeth to eat most anything you like.
If you are suffering from missing teeth, dentures, bridges dental implants may be a good fit. Your California dental implant dentist will examine your mouth and determine if the oral tissues are healthy enough for the procedure. They will also look at your bone structure and review your personal health which is essential for your bone to heal properly.
Candidates for dental implants first need to schedule their consultation with the office of Curtis L. Chan, DDS. Things that you will want to bring with you include a list of current medications, information on your medical history, and any questions you have regarding the procedure. Either Dr. Chan or an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon that our practice will refer you to will be able to address any questions and concerns so that your unique needs are appropriately addressed.
The majority of patients will require two surgical procedures to complete the process which can take six to eight months. During the time between surgeries, you can still go about your daily life as you normally would with very little disruption. For successful healing, only taking medications that have been approved by your dental provider is key. Maintaining a clean mouth and following the guidance of your dental provider for oral care is important. Additionally, eating a whole, healthy diet, getting plenty of rest, and not smoking will keep your healing on track.
Once you have completed the process, caring for your implants is similar to what you would do for your natural teeth. Stay away from chewing on hard items like ice, seek care for issues with grinding, brush your gum tissue and implants daily, and see your dentist regularly for routine check-ups.
Are You Ready to Restore Your Smile With Dental Implants?
If you have made the decision to learn more about dental implants, call the office of Curtis L. Chan, DDS., a Del Mar family dentist at (858) 481-9090 to make an appointment. Dr. Chan and his team welcome you to the practice and are happy to answer any questions you may have about dental implants.
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