Why Summer Is the Perfect Season for Getting Dental Implants

Summer is beautiful in Southern California and, with the more laid-back schedule that comes with this time of year, it’s also a perfect opportunity to check big things off your to-do list. If you are missing teeth or on the verge of needing tooth replacement, that includes checking into dental implants with your San Diego dentist. Keep reading to find out why this season is perfect for regaining your complete smile! 

How Dental Implants Work

Dental implants are the only comprehensive solution to tooth loss, meaning they give you back the missing tooth’s root as well as the visible crown. Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants are implanted beneath the gum line and fuse together with the jawbone – meaning they can be expected to last a lifetime. 

Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that are placed via oral surgery. A temporary tooth replacement is attached, and over the course of 4 to 6 months, the dental implants gradually heal together with the jawbone. Once they are fully healed, you return to your dentist’s office for the permanent crown or denture to be placed on top. 

Reasons to Get Started with Dental Implants Right Now

There are numerous reasons this time of year is perfect for tooth replacement. They include:

Between federal holidays and vacations from work, people generally have more free time in the summer – making it easier to schedule a time to rest and recover following the dental implant placement. 

Most dental insurance plans run on a calendar year, meaning you should still have ample coverage for the dental implant procedure during the summer. 

Because dental implants take 4 to 6 months to integrate with the jaw, getting started in June or July means you can be chowing down on all your favorite foods in time for the holidays and/or the New Year. 

Don’t forget about the cool and refreshing treats synonymous with summertime – you’ll breeze through the recovery period munching on ice cream, popsicles, and ice cold water or lemonade! 

Are You a Candidate?

Many people who need tooth replacement are eligible for dental implants. To find out if you can benefit from this excellent option, get in touch with your dentist to schedule a consultation. During this appointment, they will evaluate the strength of your jawbone, your overall health, and other factors to determine whether or not dental implants are right for you. 

There’s never a bad time to take steps to get the smile you deserve. Reach out to your dentist this summer to find out about dental implants! 

Meet the Implant Specialist

Dr. Peter F. Johnson graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and continued on to complete an Internship at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital. A true dental implant expert, Dr. Johnson then earned a Prosthodontic Certificate from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. He continues to stay on top of the latest advances in the field through his participation in a number of professional organizations. To learn more about dental implants or to schedule an appointment, call (619) 327-4951

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