• at July 14, 2018

    I have to see the dentist soon to have dental implants. I am a little worried about the whole thing. Do they look and feel natural? Do you have to adjust your lifestyle or compensate in any way? Please, I would only appreciate answers from someone who has actually had this procedure done. Thanks in advance.

  • at July 14, 2018

    I know how you feel right now. Yes, I have had them done too. I want to try to ease your stress right now. I am a worrier myself. When I went for mine, I never asked anyone or posted on a forum.

    The first thing I want to tell you is stop worrying. It is not as bad as you may think. If you have a good dentist who uses good implants, then they will look just like teeth.

    They will feel a little different from real teeth, but after you get used to it, you forget about it. But honestly, it is no big deal, I promise you. Let’s face it, there is nothing like something that is natural. However, you will virtually have the next best thing. They have several advantages for dentures. For now, just relax, OK? It will be fine.

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  • at July 15, 2018

    What did you mean when you said there are advantages for dentures?

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  • at July 15, 2018

    For example, your diet and nutrition intake can improve when compared to dentures. If you want to munch on almonds or a raw carrot, it can be a problem with dentures. You may even avoid these foods by learning the hard way. With dentures, it can be difficult to eat these and it can get you down a little.

  • at July 16, 2018

    That is a valid point and I can vouch for that. I wore dentures and those weren’t the only problem foods. There are others. You learn to avoid it and that is not a good thing. After I got my implants, wow, it was like a new lease on life. I could enjoy all those foods I avoided. I started to feel better and more confident in social situations.

    I suppose you already have a date for your procedure? I went to Prosthodontic Associates and I was very happy! Not just with the results but also how things improved for me afterwards. They helped me in a lot of ways.

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  • at July 16, 2018

    Wow! Really? That’s actually where I am going too. OK, now I feel a little better…

    No, seriously, I am still nervous and worried! But it is nice to know you used the same people and that it was a positive experience for you.

  • at July 16, 2018

    I understand, but really, just keep telling yourself it will be OK. It should give you some confidence knowing that they have my stamp of approval, haha!

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  • at July 17, 2018

    I agree with Rachel. You’re working yourself up for nothing. It will be fine. If, on the day, you are still feeling nervous, tell the staff. Normally, dental offices are used to such things and can handle patients who are a little more worried than normal.

  • at July 17, 2018

    OK, that’s good to know. Thank you both so much!