When most people think about dental implants, they tend to think about the final result. Yes, dental implants are often excellent-looking teeth and they are very low maintenance. However, before you schedule a dental implant surgery, you will want to make sure that you are well aware of the various things that you should expect. Here are some of the things to keep in mind:
Impressions Of The Inside Of Your Mouth Will Need To Be Made
One of the first things your dentist is going to want to do is take a few x-rays or scans of your mouth and make quality impressions. The impressions and the images shown will allow your dentist to come up with the best possible game plan for your implant surgery. This helps to make sure that there is a lower chance of any problems and that you will end up with a mouth full of teeth that look natural for the size and shape of your mouth. After all, the goal is to have such great implants put in that no one will be able to tell that they are not your natural teeth unless you tell them.
You Will Need To Bring Someone To The Appointment With You
When it comes time to have your teeth extracted and your implants put in place, you will need to bring someone with a valid driver's license with you. This is because it will not be safe for you to drive yourself home. Whether you are put completely under sedation or you are just given laughing gas for the procedure, you will not be alert enough to operate a vehicle. Many dental offices will double-check to make sure that you did indeed bring someone with you and will postpone your procedure if you didn't.
It Will Take More Than One Visit
It is important to know that the process of getting dental implants is much more intense than what can be handled in just one appointment. There will actually be many appointments that you have to go to. There will be appointments for creating impressions of the inside of your mouth, an appointment for the extraction of the remaining teeth that will be replaced, an appointment for the surgical implantation of screws, and then when all of that heals, there will be an appointment for the implants to be put in place.
Talk with your dentist to learn as much as you can about dental implants so you are able to make the best decision for your needs.