To start with you must find a good cosmetic dentist. If you already have a dentist who you like, the best place to start your search will be by asking your dentist who he recommends. Traditional dentists and cosmetic dentist usually have a close working relationship because they each use each other’s services from time to time. There are event dental clinics where cosmetic and traditional dentists work together. If you do not have a dentist who you visit regularly and have a good relationship with then you can turn to your friends for advice about a possible cosmetic dentist. Knowing some who has already undergone a procedure with a cosmetic dentist is a great way to go into the whole thing with more confidence. Using someone in you know to help you find a cosmetic dentist is also an excellent option because you can see the work which they have had and get a real life reference to what the final results of your procedure might look like. Finally, if you don’t have a regular dentist and no one you know has ever had any cosmetic dental work done, you can always go online. The search engines will bring up thousands of results from your local area and many dental surgeons even have blogs where they talk about their work and answer frequently asked questions from the public. You might see a popular website like www.levinfamilydental.com, where you can write to the dental team and find out information about the work you want done. The web is an easy and fats way to learn tons of information about different dental procedures.
Once you have found your cosmetic dentist and you are all set for your implants you should already know that the process is done in several steps. Unlike more superficial forms of oral cosmetic procedures such as veneers or caps, dental implants are actually minor surgery which takes several hours and is done over various appointments in the span of a couple months. After the dentist has x-rayed your mouth and decided on how the operation will go, you will be given an appointment to come in and have the surgical part of the procedure performed. The surgery is a minor one, during which you will probably be asleep from sedatives. The oral surgeon will implant a kind of anchor in your mouth, where the false tooth will later be fastened. After the initial surgery, you will have to wait for a month or six weeks while your mouth heals completely. After the mouth is healed the dentist will shape a false tooth for you and attach it to the anchor that is implanted in your jaw bone. Once the teeth have been fastened in you are all done, the teeth are permanent and should last you the rest of your life. If for any reason the tooth brakes off or is chipped, the cosmetic dentist can place another false tooth in the same implant, the surgery will never have to be repeated again.
Levin Family Dental
6825 E. Tennessee Avenue, Suite 621
Denver CO, 80224