Of course, it's a personal choice, but you might believe that many forms of cosmetic surgery are unnecessary, or at least totally elective—as in, a person elects to have the surgery performed. Cosmetic dentistry is different. Sure, it improves the aesthetics of a person's smile, but it also offers a practical and necessary solution for many dental problems, such as misshapen or damaged teeth, or teeth that are completely missing. Although dental bonding can be thought of as cosmetic dentistry, it's a fantastic way to quickly and efficiently improve the overall appearance and health of your teeth.
Although dental implant surgery is fairly straightforward, there's typically a lot of prep work involved to ensure the procedure goes smoothly. While your cosmetic dentist will take care of most of the details, here are three things you can do to improve your chances of having a successful surgery and recovery.
Stop Smoking and Using Problematic Substances
Dental implants fail for various reasons, but a common one is because patients use substances that interfere with the body's ability to heal.