Dental Implants: Tooth Replacement Timeline Questions! 

One particular factor that we hear mentioned time after time, in regard to dental implants, is of course: Time! You find that when you’re thinking about choosing implants, not choosing implants, etc., you start to wonder … will selecting them sooner or later, before or after other choices for your smile, and more have any major impact? Does it really matter, you ask our Livonia, MI team? As always, we will remind you that for answers specific to best choices for your smile, it’s a good idea to schedule a consultation with us. As for some general information that can give you a quick preview, we’re on it!

Can I Start With Dental Implants?

You may wonder, can you decide right off the bat that you’d like to replace your missing teeth with dental implants? The answer is that of course you may begin with implants, assuming you qualify for placement. Beyond the details of candidacy, there’s no reason to start with any other type of treatment and to save implants for later. Immediate placement provides you with a wealth of advantages! Learn more by seeing us.

Will Implants From The Start Prove More Costly?

Actually, the answer to this dental implant question might surprise you! There may be a part of you that assumes if you just use traditional prosthetics right now and save dental implants for the future, you may save money. The truth is, starting off with implants and restorations right away is likely to be the most cost-effective solution for your tooth loss. Consider the following details:

  • You won’t have to replace implants. You will have to repair or replace traditional prosthetics over time. So, the more years that pass, the more cost-effective your implants become.
  • Since you won’t need repairs for implants, they won’t cost you any additional time or effort either.
  • If you wait to receive implants, you may require jawbone grafting or other care (which will add further costs) in order to qualify down the line (remember that if you don’t immediately replace roots, some amount of jaw tissue deterioration is likely).

Can I Switch From Traditional Prosthetics To Implants?

We remind patients quite frequently that even if you’ve already been wearing traditional prosthetics, whether your smile is ready for dental implants right now or, as mentioned, you need some preparatory work first, you are absolutely welcome to change over to implant support!

Learn About Implant Selection And Timing

Talk over the details associated with dental implants for your smile and your personal timeline! Set up a visit with us, just as soon as you can, so you can gather all of the essential implant facts you need. James Stewart, DDS, and our team serve patients from Livonia, MI and the surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (734) 425-4400.