Some people may be anxious in advance of a dental implant consultation because they don’t know what to expect. This pain-free appointment will merely focus on gathering the data that the oral surgeon needs to develop your dental implant treatment plan.
At the dental implant consultation, patients also have an opportunity to gather more information about this treatment option in general, such as the benefits of dental implants and details of the treatment process.
Treatment Planning For Dental Implants
At the consultation, your oral surgeon will examine your teeth and gums and take photos for both planning and comparison purposes after treatment is complete. The surgeon will also take x-rays and may also use other more advanced imaging in order to evaluate the quality of bone tissue at the targeted implant site. If you do not have enough bone tissue to support osseointegration, you may need to undergo a bone graft before the dental implants can be placed.
All of the information gathered at the consultation is used to help the surgeon prepare to place dental implants.
Why Dental Implants Are The Ideal Solution For Tooth Loss
You can also take advantage of your consultation to learn more about dental implants, such as the benefits associated with this treatment option.
Dental implants are the only structurally complete tooth restoration available in modern dentistry. This characteristic gives them a host of advantages over conventional restorations like dental bridges or standard dentures, such as the following:
- More stable and durable over time
- More comfortable
- More functional (especially in chewing)
- More convenient
In contrast, patients who choose conventional tooth replacement devices may experience issues like bone loss and dietary limitations as a result.
Your evaluation prior to getting dental implants should be a smooth process to get you started on a plan to restore a complete smile. Call us today to schedule your appointment!