Three Things to Consider Before Getting Dental Implants

By: Raju Dhariwal, D.D.S.


Patients should carefully weigh their options when choosing dental implants in Elk Grove, CA. Dr. Raju Dhariwal at Camden Dental Care, emphasizes that dental implants can significantly improve oral health but also demand careful consideration. Below, he outlines three key things you should consider before choosing dental implants.

1. Your overall health status

Your overall health is an essential factor when considering dental implants. The surgical dental implant procedure requires the patient to be healthy for optimal results and recovery. Conditions like diabetes or heart disease, and habits like smoking may negatively affect the dental implant process and the likelihood of a successful procedure. It is crucial to have a comprehensive medical examination and share your medical history with Dr. Dhariwal before proceeding with implant surgery.

2. The condition of your jawbone

The success of dental implants greatly depends on the quality and volume of your jawbone. Dental implants act as artificial tooth roots and need a sturdy base in the jawbone for support. If you have lost substantial bone due to periodontal disease or prolonged tooth absence, a jawbone graft might be necessary before getting implants. While this adds to the treatment duration, it is vital to ensure the long-term success and stability of the implants.

3. Time and healing commitments

Unlike more straightforward dental procedures, dental implants demand more time, including downtime from the procedure. The process, from the initial consultation to the placement of the dental crown, can span several months to over a year. Moreover, while the initial surgery for dental implants will likely only require a few days of rest, it requires months of healing for the implant to integrate with the jawbone. It is essential to fully understand these commitments and discuss the time you will take to heal with the team at Camden Dental Care.

Take the first step toward improved oral health

Dental implants can significantly enhance your smile, oral health, and overall quality of life. However, it requires careful thought and preparation. At Camden Dental Care, we are ready to provide all the information and support you need to make the right decision. Dr. Raju Dhariwal's expertise and our team's unwavering commitment to excellence ensure you receive the highest standard of care. Our team can guide you through every step of the process, from the initial consultation to the post-surgery dental implant recovery period. Contact us today to schedule your consultation. Let's explore how dental implants in Elk Grove, CA can rejuvenate your oral health.

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