You have decided the best way to recover the smile you once had is to get dental implants and have scheduled your initial consultation with a cosmetic dentist to get started. While you are waiting for the day when your road to a new smile will arrive, you may be wondering what you should be doing to get prepared. Dental implant surgery can take several visits to the dentist or surgical center to complete, and can be complicated depending on how many teeth you are having replaced. So it is definitely a good idea to get ready for the process in advance. Take a look at this list of things to do to help you get prepared for yoru first consult with a cosmetic dentist.
Talk to your physician to make sure there are no health concerns that could cause complications.
It is also a good idea to talk to your doctor before you visit the cosmetic dentist for your initial consultation. Your doctor will discuss openly with you any health conditions you have that could put you at risk of infection after the procedure and may recommend that you temporarily change medications if they could be a concern. It is a good idea to take note of what your doctor brings up that could be a concern so you can discuss this with the cosmetic dentist during your initial appointment.
Take the initiative to stop smoking and stop using tobacco products completely.
Being a smoker or someone who uses smokeless tobacco products can hinder your chances of getting dental implants. Many cosmetic dentists will ask that you stop smoking and using smokeless tobacco before they do the procedure. This is because people who smoke or use smokeless tobacco products can see problems with the dental implants healing properly after placement.
Consider how you will pay for the dental implant procedure.
Before you go to the initial appointment with a cosmetic dentist to talk about dental implants, it is a good idea to look into how you will be paying for your new smile. While there are some specialized insurance plans available that will help you cover the cost of these types of cosmetic procedures, sometimes you have to be enrolled for a while before the benefits will kick in. If this is not an option for you, you may want to consider applying for care credit that may be available in your area.
Talk with a dentist like Aaron G Birch, DDS PC about your options.Share
16 May 2017
Toddlers should see a dentist for the first time by the age of twelve months or by the time their first tooth comes in. But if you are a parent with toddlers anything like mine, the prospect of going to the dentist (let alone anywhere!) can be pretty intimidating. My kids were a handful growing up. They had tantrums any time we would have to sit in a waiting room, and they refused to get in the dentist's chair during their first few visits. So, I had to employ a professional to help me make the transition to finally getting them in that dental chair without all the screaming and crying. I know I'm not the only parent in this situation, so I decided to share the information I've learned with others who can use a little help. You can find all my advice right here on these pages!