Feb 09, 2017

It’s often said that the hardest part about anything, whether it is a journey or a task, is simply beginning. Your uncertainty is never higher than at the beginning of something, and it can be difficult to know how to start. When it comes to your missing teeth, you may be ready to get them replaced with dental implants in Venice, but what is the first step? You know they are clearly the best possible solution, but what happens now? To help you get started on your journey to a complete smile, here are 2 ways you can begin the process of getting dental implants in Sarasota, Englewood, and Venice from Tarpon Shores Dental.

1. Give us a call

Most people find their dentist via the web these days, and their sites provide a simple and easy way to reach out to them whether you want to make an appointment or simply ask questions. On our site, you can read a little more about dental implants in Venice and the process to get them, and then give one of our offices a call. We’ll be able to answer all of your questions about dental implants and help you get started.

2. Ask us during an appointment

If you should find yourself in our office for a routine check-up, feel free to ask our hygienist about getting dental implants. They’ll be able to answer all of your questions, and even help you schedule a consultation with one of our doctors so you can start getting them.

What happens next

So you’ve talked to us, and now you’re coming in to get dental implants. What happens now?

First, one of our doctors will give your teeth and gums a thorough examination. In order to be a good candidate for dental implants, you need to be in decent overall health, and have an adequate amount of healthy jawbone to support the implants. If everything looks fine, you’ll then be scheduled for your implant placement surgery.

For this, your doctor will make a small incision in your gums and place a tiny titanium post directly into your jaw to provide you a brand new tooth root. Most patients only need local anesthesia for the procedure to be completely painless, and recovery from the actual surgery is very minimal. You’ll be given 3-6 months for the post to naturally meld with the surrounding bone.

After that, you’ll return to Tarpon Shores Dental to have your new dental prosthetic placed, whether it is a porcelain crown, a bridge, or a set of dentures. With that, you’re done! All you need to do now is brush and floss your teeth like normal, and come see us for regular check-ups every 6 months to keep your new smile looking great for decades to come.

You can start today

If you’re curious about how to begin getting dental implants, you’ve already taken a big step because you’re obviously reading this on our site! All it takes is just one click on our “Contact Us” page and a phone call to start getting your smile back. It is just that easy, and we can’t wait to see what we can do for you.

If you have any other questions about dental implants or the process to get them, just give us a call today.