Have you been told you need dental implant surgery? Dental implants are one of the best ways to improve your smile and boost your oral health. Many people are unsure of what to expect. At Lovett Dental Baytown, we work closely with each of our patients to ensure you know exactly what to expect.
What Is Dental Implant Surgery?
Dental implants are a type of structure secured into the gums and jawbone. They work as an anchor to hold an artificial tooth in place. This may allow you to replace missing teeth or to improve your smile rather easily. If you need this type of dental surgery, we highly recommend turning to a specialist to ensure it is done well.
How to Prepare for Dental Implants
The first step in any dental surgery is to schedule a consultation with an oral surgeon. In our offices, we have specialists dedicated to dental implant surgery. That can help to minimize your concerns about this process. During your first appointment, we will go through the process with you:
- We conduct a full exam to ensure your oral health is good.
- X-rays and imaging help ensure we know your jawbone is healthy enough for surgery.
- We discuss the process with you, so you understand what is going to happen.
- Any necessary tooth extractions are completed.
- A time is set to complete your procedure.
What You Should Know About Your Procedure
Like with any other dental services, our team will go over some guidelines with you. There are risks involved. This may include risks of infection and concerns with anesthesia. Aside from discussing risks, our team also will work to answer any questions you may have about what to expect. You can count on our friendly professionals to guide you through the process.
Most people will need to dedicate a day to this type of procedure. You may need some time to recover after it. Your dental team will provide specifics about what to do as you prep for surgery, such as how to clean your teeth properly and what to eat before the procedure. We will also talk to you about any measures you need to take before coming into the office, such as medication concerns.
We offer sedation dentistry services. Our team will talk to you about the various types of sedation that may apply for your dental implant surgery and the risks associated with each type. This ensures you know exactly what to expect.
How to Learn If Dental Implants Are Right for You
Dental implants in Baytown are available to you through our dedicated team of professionals. Before you can get them, we encourage you to make an appointment at our office to discuss your overall oral health needs. Here are some of the services to help you prepare for dental implant surgery.
After you have a consultation with a dental implant surgeon, you can begin to prepare for this procedure. Sometimes, our patients need to spend some time working on oral health concerns first. This may include improving your gum health or tackling tooth decay on the other teeth in the mouth. We want to ensure your oral health is the best it can be before we do this procedure. That ensures you can get the best possible results.
Schedule a Consultation at Lovett Dental Baytown
Dental implant surgery is a big decision. Our team at Lovett Dental Baytown can help you determine if it is right for you. Learn more about dental surgery by calling us at 281-838-8400 for an appointment.