What to Expect During Your Dental Implant Consultation

July 29, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 4:25 pm
dentist discussing with patient during dental implant consultation

Dental implants are considered today’s gold standard of tooth replacement. They’re the perfect solution for missing teeth, restoring a smile that looks, feels, and acts just like your old one! But before you can start your journey, a dental implant consultation with your dentist is necessary to ensure you’re a good candidate. Here’s what to expect during your initial visit.

Meeting with the Dental Team

Upon arriving at your appointment, one of the first things you will do is meet with the dental team. Since they will be the primary individuals supporting and guiding you throughout the dental implant process, it’s critical to get familiar with them from the get-go. You can expect to exchange casual conversation and general introductions as their goal is to help you feel more comfortable with the team.

Preliminary Conversation

Before diving into the nitty-gritty of the dental implant process, your dentist will initiate a preliminary conversation to understand your oral health needs, goals, and concerns. They will review your medical records, x-rays, and impressions to assess your unique needs. Although it may seem odd for them to inquire about your medical history, that information is crucial to develop a treatment plan that best suits your smile.

Thorough Oral Examination

Next, your dentist will perform a thorough oral examination to get more insight into what’s going on with your teeth and gums. They will likely take x-rays and 3D imaging to get a better view of the current state of your oral health. These allow them to determine whether you have sufficient bone density for successful dental implantation. Otherwise, you might require a bone graft or other preliminary treatment before a dental implant.

Treatment Discussion

After the examination, your dentist will use their findings to determine whether you’re eligible to move forward with treatment. If so, they’ll go over treatment options and explain the different types of implants available. They will also explain the details of your dental implant journey, such as:

  • Estimated timeframe to complete treatment
  • Number of appointments necessary
  • Local anesthesia and sedation options
  • Post-surgery expectations
  • Aftercare instructions

Q&A with Your Dentist

This is the perfect opportunity to ask any final questions or have any pressing concerns addressed. Your dentist will be more than happy to provide you with the information you need to feel confident in your decision. Also, don’t forget your dentist questions about themselves – you need to make sure they have knowledge and experience you can trust. A good dentist will proudly share their past experiences and success stories with you.

Are you interested in replacing your missing teeth with dental implants? Contact your dentist and schedule a dental implant consultation. Your initial visit is the first step on your journey towards a beautiful, restored, and fully functioning smile!

About the Practice

At Tylan Creek Family Dentistry, we’re committed to providing high-quality, comfortable, and personalized dental care beyond what’s anywhere else. From standard dental checkups to complex restorative services, we have everything your family needs – all under one roof. If you have missing teeth, we can restore your smile and confidence with dental implants. To schedule a dental implant consultation, visit our website or contact our office.

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