What To Expect During A Dental Implant Consultation?
If you have missing or damaged teeth, you want to get them replaced as soon as possible. Not only is missing teeth not aesthetically pleasing, it also can lead to additional health issues. That is where dental implants come in. Dental implants are the best way to replace missing or damaged teeth and to get started all you need to do is schedule a dental implant consultation. So what should you expect during a dental implant consultation?
A Comprehensive Oral Exam
First things first, your dental implant specialist will complete a thorough oral examination. During the oral exam, they will inspect your teeth and gums, evaluating your overall oral health. Part of this evaluation is making sure there is enough healthy bone left in your jaw to support a dental implant. If you do not have the adequate bone density, you will likely require a bone graft. Bone graft for dental implant
After the visual examination by your dental implant specialist is complete, they will move on to an x-ray examination, or a similar type of exam. Other types of exams that may be performed include a computer tomography scan, aka a CT scan. The x-ray will help the specialist determine the exact density of the affected bone and if the bone structure in place is strong enough to support an implant. During this time, the dental implant specialist also determines the exact location of the screw that will make up the base of your dental implant.
Discuss Your Treatment Options
After the dental implant specialist has completed your oral exam and looked through your x-rays, they will explain all of your treatment options. At this point, make sure to ask any and all questions you may have about the procedure. Now is the time to learn as much as you can about what exactly your dental implant specialist plans to accomplish during your dental implant procedure.
Finalize a Treatment Plan
Once you have had a chance to discuss treatment options with your dental implant specialist, they will finalize all of the details surrounding your treatment plan. At this point, you will learn the length of the procedure, the date, how many follow up appointments are necessary, your sedation dentistry plan, and what will happen after the procedure.
Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation at University Dental
If you have missing or damaged teeth that need to be replaced, schedule a dental implant consultation at University Dental. We specialize in dental implants, providing our patients with beautiful and natural-looking replacement teeth. If you are interested in learning more or would like to schedule a dental implant consultation, contact University Dental in San Diego today. Give us a call at (619) 582-4224.