June 1, 2023

How to Prepare for Your Implant-Supported Dentures Procedure

Implant-supported dentures in Los Angeles have become a popular alternative to traditional dentures. They are strong, natural-looking, and comfortable, as well as long-lasting. The entire process can take several months before you receive new teeth in a day. But that gives you ample time to prepare. We’ll now look at how you can get yourself ready for your implant-supported dentures procedure.

Get Ready for Your Next Dental Implant Appointment

Discuss the Procedure with Your Dentist

Think about why you want implant-supported dentures and what your biggest concerns are. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss the process with your dentist and ask them as many questions as you have. They can explain the procedure and help ease your fears. Your dentist should be patient and compassionate. But write down your questions before your consultation to save time and avoid forgetting something.

Follow Your Dental Professional’s Advice

Not everyone is an immediate candidate for implant-supported dentures. If your dentist suggests teeth extractions, treatment for gum disease, or a bone graft to strengthen your jawbone, it may prevent future complications. Impressions, scans, and X-rays will help assess your bone structure and oral health, so your dentist can determine the best approach to your procedure.

Stock Up on Soft Foods and Liquids

Your gums will need to heal after the implant posts are placed. Any tough, chewy, or sticky foods can hurt healing tissue. Harsh liquids can be irritating and prolong recovery time as well. We recommend stocking up on the right foods and liquids in advance. Suggested items include apple sauce, mashed potatoes, soup, and soft fruits and vegetables.

Have Ice and Cold Compresses Ready

After the procedure, expect some discomfort and swelling. Ice packs and cold compresses can help you feel better. Having these available before the surgery ensures you can begin treating the after-effects as soon as the procedure is over. Apply the ice pack/compress for a few minutes, leave it off for a few, and repeat to decrease the pain and swelling.

Arrange for Transportation on the Day of the Procedure

You will receive anesthesia and pain medications during the procedure. Therefore, plan for a family member or friend to drive you to and from the appointment. The medication can make you groggy, so it can be unsafe to drive. Plus, the first day of recovery can be uncomfortable. Having someone to help can make it a little easier.

Plan Some Time Off

An implant-supported dentures procedure is a minimally-invasive oral surgery and requires some rest afterward. Arrange for a couple of days off from work or school. Adequate rest time can enable your body to heal properly. Also, avoid strenuous activity at home. 

You should be able to resume most of your normal schedule in a couple of days. But be patient. The healing process and integration of bone tissue with the implant take a few months. But think of the long-term benefits of your experience.

Call Implants 4 Life for Implant-Supported Dentures in Los Angeles

At Implants 4 Life, we have two state-of-the-art offices where we provide implant-supported dentures. Dr. Sean Ebrahimian and our team of experts plan the entire treatment process and provide high-quality restorations. We can successfully replace missing teeth that avoid the hassles of traditional dentures. To schedule your consultation and implant-supported dentures procedure, call (818) 600-6082 or request a callback online.

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Dr. Sean Ebrahimian

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Santa Clarita, CA 91350
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