Are You Ready for Dental Implants?

Have you been performing some serious research when it comes to restoring your smile with dental implants? If so, you know that implants replace the roots of your tooth that you lost when you lost your tooth. You also know that implants are unlike other dental prosthetics in many ways. For instance, they require a surgical procedure, they are the only prosthetic to replace tooth roots, and they also offer an exceptional list of advantages. What you may not have considered thoroughly, however, is if you’re ready to select implants as your teeth replacement option of choice. To help you along in making a final decision, we have gathered the following topics to consider:

Do You Have The Time?

You will need considerable time and patience if you are considering dental implants to replace your teeth. Rest assured, we will do everything we can to ensure you enjoy a relaxing, efficient experience. However, the nature of implants requires a lengthy recovery period lasting as few as three to four months. The entire process may require a year or so, depending on your jaw health and other factors. The results, of course, are well worth the time.

Are You Ready for Surgery?

We will need to ensure you are physically fit for surgery. In order to receive dental implants, you must undergo a surgical procedure. You see, an implant is a titanium post that replaces your tooth’s roots. We will insert it into your jawbone, where it will remain and bond to your jaw tissue during your recovery period.

Do You Want Fixed Prosthetics?

An implant is something that will remain in place. It will essentially become one with your jawbone, so you cannot think of it as a bridge or a removable denture. Fortunately, this means that you can expect your prosthetic to last many years, potentially for the rest of your life.


Dr. Shawn Hofkes and the staff at Cerritos Dental Surgery are highly qualified to address complex issues, including those that require oral surgery to correct. To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Hofkes, contact us today by calling 562-584-4082. We proudly serve patients of all ages from Cerritos, Lakewood, Long Beach, Buena Park, and all surrounding communities.