Tooth loss is a common problem that people face all throughout the country. Approximately 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth while 40 million are missing all of their teeth. Fortunately, losing a tooth no longer means that you need to go the rest of your life without it. There are numerous tooth replacement options out there to help. Dental implants are a preferred method because of their numerous benefits. Here is what you can expect at your dental implant consultation.
During your consultation, your dentist will thoroughly examine your smile, including your teeth, gums, and other areas of your mouth. They will also go over your medical history and evaluate your bone density. This is all to make certain that your mouth will be able to adequately support dental implants. If you don’t have enough bone density, you may require a bone graft before you are able to get dental implants.
Dentist can’t see everything just by looking at your smile. This is why X-rays are performed. This way, it can be determined exactly how dense the bone is. Based on your X-ray, your dentist will figure out exactly where your implant needs to be placed for the greatest chance of long-term success.
Your dentist will go over your different treatment options in detail. During this time, it will be confirmed whether or not you would make a good dental implant candidate. This is the perfect time for you to ask any questions about the process, finances, or anything else that you would like to know ahead of time.
Your dentist will go over your treatment process in detail. This includes the length of the procedure, how many appointments you will require, what type of anesthesia and sedation dentistry options are available, how long it will take for you to fully recover, aftercare instructions, and what you can expect once your implants have completely fused with the jawbone.
At the end of your consultation, you should feel confident about your upcoming treatment. If you think of any additional questions after you leave the office, don’t hesitate to give your dentist a call. It is important that you are well-informed and feel comfortable once your treatment day comes around!
Your dental implant consultation is your opportunity to learn more about the procedure and what you can expect after it is complete. You will be showing off your smile with confidence again in no time!
About the Author
After attending dental school in India and working as an associate dentist for three years, Dr. Raj Vekariya moved to the United States and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University’s College of Dentistry. He also completed his Certificate program in Esthetic and Comprehensive Dentistry. To learn more about dental implants or to schedule a consultation at his office in Canonsburg, visit his website or call (724) 300-3700.