Implants: What Am I Getting Myself Into?

Are you someone who has recently begun feeling excited about dental implants but when it comes down to the reality of the situation, you’re not really sure what you’re getting yourself into? Are you somewhat unsure about whether implants are actually going to check off all of the boxes on your list of preferences or if perhaps you don’t really need them and would be happy with something else? Consider a couple major considerations to think through and you’ll find yourself on more solid footing regarding your choice.

Can You Fit It Into Your Schedule?

Receiving dental implants isn’t something that you take care of on a weekday afternoon. Instead, it’s a process that will require your time over the course of several months if not a year. You’ll be seeing our team to receive the posts (placement), which is an oral surgery procedure. You’ll be healing for quite a while. You’ll then receive restorations. If you can schedule appointments, make it work with your daily life, and are on board for the adventure that will end with a healthy, restored, complete grin, then it may be time to sit down and speak with us about implants. If not, other prosthetics will not take long to receive and may be betters suited to your needs.

What Are You Looking For?

Are you extremely concerned about replacing missing teeth because what you want above all else is for it to be very similar to your natural teeth? Is your primary focus ensuring you have steadfast stability, that your smile looks like it used to, and that you just don’t have to think about your replacements except to care for them with ease? If these are your goals, then dental implants on right on target for you. However, if you don’t feel so serious about these details, you may wish to learn about dentures and bridges, as well, to keep your options open.

Get Down To The Details About Implants With A Visit

Find out the reality regarding choosing implants, what to expect, and whether they’re right for you when you come in for a visit. To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Hofkes, contact us today by calling 562-584-4082. We proudly welcome patients of all ages from Cerritos, CA, and all surrounding communities, such as Lakewood, Long Beach, Buena Park, and more.