How To Fit Implants Into Your Life

As you go back and forth, deciding whether dental implants will work for you or not, your schedule may be a key factor. You might find that you’re having a hard time figuring out if you’ve got the time to fit this extended journey into your daily life. Will you be able to make time for placement, follow-up visits, and more? Are you going to be able to make it work or is it best for you to consider another type of tooth replacement option? Is the initial planning stage going to require a quick discussion or is it more involved? Good news: We’ve got your answers ready to go, so you can more easily make choices for yourself.

Plan On 3 Months To A Year

When you’re sorting out the details of your calendar, pay attention to the fact that while receiving dental implants is extremely beneficial, it is more time consuming than other treatments. For less complicated situations (perhaps your smile is ready to go), the treatment may require as few as three months to completion. Or, if you require more complicated care (perhaps you require bone grafting), then it may require up to about one year.

Plan On Interrupting Your Day Here And There

Remember that you are going to be attending visits for your initial consultation with us, for any preparatory care (such as grafting), for time to restore the implants, and for additional check-in visits. If you can make this work for your schedule, then it’s a go!

Plan On A Detailed Exam, Assessment, And Planning

Remember to plan on a detailed examination, assessment, and planning period. Receiving dental implants is serious business because we must place the implant in a way that is just right for promoting effective chewing, a balanced bite, and successful placement and healing. This will include advanced dental imaging.

See Our Team For Your Dental Implants

When you decide it’s time to receive implants to replace missing teeth, visit us to begin planning! We invite you to schedule an appointment with your Katy, TX dentist at Lathrop Dental Center by calling 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.

Ready to fall in love with your smile, but not sure where to start? Send us a photo or a question of your smile, and Dr. Lathrop will respond!