Deciding On Implants: 2 Helpful Suggestions

We know that making that final decision for your smile can feel a little rough. When you’re just imagining yourself with dental implants, it’s easy to do. However, when you’re talking about actually saying yes and setting up the date for your implant placement, then it can begin to feel very real and technical! So, how to feel wonderful with whatever decision you make for your smile? Consider our suggestions as your guide toward discovering what you’d really like to do about addressing tooth loss.

#1: Consider All Of Your Options

Consider your options for replacing missing teeth. Remember that you may replace them with the support of dental implants through many means. This means choosing implants and crowns for single tooth replacement (one at a time). Or, you may choose implant support for prosthetics like bridges, partials, or denture. Then, you may also wish to consider whether you are ready for implants support or if you would prefer traditional support without the use of implants at this time.

#2: Consider The Experience

Ask us all of your questions about what you can expect when you select dental implants for your smile. Remember that this particular choice will include the following unique details:

  • An investment that will turn out to be very cost-effective in the long run but that may be greater than the cost of traditionally supported prosthetics
  • A period of time that will take around one year to complete in many instances
  • It may require preparatory care, such as bone grafting, if your smile is not ready for implants

Let Us Help Your Implant Decision

We are happy to introduce all of the information you might need as you decide whether it’s time for dental implants to restore your smile after tooth loss. 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!