What to Expect During Your Initial Consultation for Dental Implants

Posted on 16 May 2023

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If you’re considering dental implants to replace your missing teeth, your first step is scheduling an initial consultation with a dental implant specialist. This consultation is crucial in providing a personalised treatment plan that meets your unique needs and expectations.

During your initial consultation, your dental implant specialist will examine your oral health and discuss with you what dental implants can do for your smile. In this blog post, we’ll go over what to expect during your initial consult for dental implants.

During your initial consultation, your dental implant specialist will first review your medical history to determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants. They will ask you questions about any medications you are taking, any existing medical conditions, and any oral health issues you may have. They may also take x-rays or a CT scan to evaluate the overall health of the jawbone and gums.

Your dental implant specialist will then perform a thorough examination of your mouth and discuss your oral health with you. They will examine the condition of your remaining teeth and gums, as well as the structure of your jawbone to determine the best treatment plan for you. The examination is important to determine the number of implants you’ll need, the location of the implants, and the best technique for placing the implants.

After the examination, your dental implant specialist will discuss with you the benefits of dental implants and answer any questions you may have. They will discuss the procedure, the recovery period, and what you can expect before, during, and after the surgery. You will also discuss the cost of the procedure and what your insurance may cover.

Your dental implant specialist will then create a personalised treatment plan for you. This plan outlines the steps involved in the implant process, including any preliminary work that needs to be done, the number of implants and the type of implants recommended, the surgery plan, and the follow-up appointments. This plan is unique to your needs, and your dental implant specialist will ensure it suits your budget and schedule.

Finally, your dental implant specialist will schedule your surgery for a later date. They may take gum impressions and prepare surgical guides to ensure a precise and successful implant placement. They may also recommend that you visit back for a consultation to go over questions and concerns you may have before your surgery.

At the end of your initial consultation, you’ll have a clearer understanding of the dental implant procedure, how it will benefit your oral health, and what to expect during the process. Your dental implant specialist will create a tailored plan that meets your unique needs, ensuring the highest level of care and success throughout your journey. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation for your dental implant needs!

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