Getting dental implants is a big decision. Not only are they a lifelong investment in your health, but they also involve undergoing dental implant surgery. If you’re like most people, the thought of surgery, especially oral surgery, isn’t something you mentally look forward to.
Let’s make the process as easy as possible! If same-day dental implants from FastNewSmile® Dental Implant Center in Dallas or Fort Worth are in your future, here’s how to mentally prepare for your upcoming procedure.
Talk to Your Prosthodontist About Your Concerns about Dental Implants
You probably have some concerns about getting dental implants. Maybe you’re worried about the surgery’s pain or the recovery length. Maybe you’re worried about the cost or whether your insurance will cover it. Whatever your concerns may be, it’s important to talk to your prosthodontist about them.
At FastNewSmile®’s Fort Worth and Dallas dental implant centers, we’ve seen every possible implant-related situation. Our dental implant specialists can help put your mind at ease by answering all of your questions and giving you more information about what to expect before, during, and after your surgery.
Learn as Much as You Can About Dental Implants
Once you’ve talked to us and had all your questions answered, it’s important to do your own research to make an informed decision about whether or not dental implants are right for you.
Fortunately, there’s a lot of information out there about dental implants. You can read medical articles, watch testimonial videos, and even talk to people who have already gotten dental implants.
The more knowledge you have going into the surgery at either our Dallas or Fort Worth location, the better you’ll be mentally and emotionally prepared for what’s ahead.
Don’t Forget about the Benefits
When you’re focused on preparing for the surgery, it’s easy to forget why you’re doing it in the first place. Don’t let the fear of surgery get into your head. Remember that dental implants offer many benefits that other tooth replacement options simply can’t match.
Yes, getting dental implants is a big decision; but it’s also an opportunity to improve your quality of life in a very real way. From giving yourself a clearer path toward communication to helping you comfortably and safely enjoy the foods you love, dental implants come with a lifetime of benefits that will make the surgical process well worth the effort.
Find a Support System
Undergoing any kind of medical procedure can be daunting, but having someone in your corner makes all the difference. This is why finding a support system is such an important part of preparing for dental implant surgery.
Talk to your friends and family members about your decision to get dental implants and ask them for their support throughout the process. It’ll make things so much easier (and less scary) when you have someone to lean on during this time.
Give Yourself a “Prep Day”
After your dental implant surgery, you cannot eat your favorite foods immediately. In fact, the average post-surgery diet consists of soft foods and liquids for around 1 to 2 weeks.
To mentally prepare for a dietary change, take a food day with your friends to enjoy your favorite foods you won’t be able to eat right after surgery. Remember that, like other surgical procedures, your prosthodontist may have some dietary restrictions leading up to the surgery.
So, always consult with your surgeon before getting a day of fun eating on your schedule.
Trust Your Prosthodontist!
Lastly, one of the most important things you can do as you prepare for dental implant surgery is to trust your dental implant surgeon. Our prosthodontists at both of FastNewSmile®’s Dallas and Fort Worth dental implant centers are highly skilled and experienced. They’ve been through this before and know exactly what they’re doing. Even though it might be hard, try to relax and let our dental implant specialists take care of everything. Everything is going to be just fine; we promise!
Ready for a FastNewSmile® in 2023? We’re Ready to Give You One!
If you’re unsatisfied with your smile or know that your missing teeth will eventually become detrimental to your oral health, FastNewSmile® Dental Implant Center is ready to help. Our teeth-in-a-day All-On-4 procedure ensures that you leave our offices with a brand-new smile that you can be proud of.
Have doubts or questions about our dental implant procedure? We’re here to talk! Schedule your free consultation with our implant specialists in either Dallas or Fort Worth today!