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Summertime: Perfect to Start the Dental Implant Process

July 10, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — brooksdental @ 3:16 pm
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Summer—it’s the perfect time for splashing in the pool with the kids, enjoying an ice-cold drink, and traveling to a new place. You may not initially think so, but summer is also the perfect time for starting the process of getting dental implants. Why should you consider beginning this treatment during the summer months if you need to replace teeth? Check out these four reasons!

Time to Rest from the Placement Surgery

Although recuperating from minor surgery may not be an ideal way to spend your time off from work, summertime is when many employees use their paid time off for longer stretches. You can use a couple of days to rest at home while your mouth heals and read a book, binge watch your favorite shows, and just take it easy in general. You may not be at the beach, but this time of year is perfect for relaxing, so why not also replace your missing teeth with dental implants at the same time?  

Plenty of Cool Treats

In the immediate aftermath of getting dental implants placed, soft foods can allow your gums to heal, and cool beverages and foods can give you extra relief from any discomfort. During the warmer months, you can take advantage of all the cool, soft foods as you recover from the placement procedure. These include:

  • Yogurt.
  • Smoothies (without a straw).
  • Ice cream.
  • Cold soups.

Other soft foods you can have in the days following your procedure are bananas, eggs, mashed vegetables, and oatmeal.

Future Freedom

You’ll learn at your consultation that dental implants treatment can take anywhere between six months to a year to complete. Although thinking that far in advance can be challenging, envision where you want to be six months to a year from now. Wouldn’t you like to have strong teeth in time for the holidays? Wouldn’t you love to enjoy a juicy steak or corn on the cob next summer with dental implants? If you start now, you can have these freedoms and more in the future.

Time to Use Your Dental Insurance

Although some parts of the dental implant process, such as the placement surgery, are not usually covered by dental insurance, other parts can be partially paid for. For example, you may have to pay just 50 percent of the cost of the restoration that attaches to the implants because of insurance. Beginning treatment now could allow you to take advantage of your dental insurance benefits before they expire at the end of the year.

You can start dental implants treatment any time of year, but the summer offers several advantages and can help you enjoy many years of summers ahead. So consider beginning now!

About the Practice

Brooks Dental has served Winthrop and the surrounding areas like East Boston and Revere since 1959. Dr. Howard Brooks and Dr. Stephanie Brooks undergo many hours of continuing education every year to stay updated on cutting-edge treatment like dental implants. We are proud to offer comprehensive implant care, including the placement procedure, in-house for our patients’ convenience. To schedule a dental implant consultation, contact our office online or call us at 617-846-1811.