If you’ve just visited my office, and after a thorough examination, a dental implant has been recommended you may be wondering what is next and how do we plan your treatment.
Our goal is to ensure that you completely understand the process, the options and costs associated with your treatment.
Without a doubt, dental implants are the best treatment for missing teeth. They are the most natural-looking and natural-feeling option. They allow you to smile, eat confidently, and enjoy life without ever thinking about your teeth. You brush them and floss as you would any other tooth. Unlike other replacement options – like a fixed bridge – implants never slip or click, nor do they need to be replaced regularly. They are also healthier for you, as they help to maintain the jawbone and keep the facial structure intact.
Dental implants are sophisticated dental devices that must be place carefully to avoid complications or implant failure. In beginning to plan your dental implant procedure, I’ll be drawing upon my vast expertise to provide precisely the treatment and care that you need.
Your dental implant consultation begins with a review of your medical and dental history. Then, I’ll employ state-of-the-art 3-D imaging utilizing Cone Beam CT technology. During this imaging, the scanner will rotate around your head, obtaining nearly 600 distinct images. This data-rich procedure allows me to design a customized treatment plan for you.
I’ll be assessing the bone at the implant site, as well as the soft tissue and the adjacent anatomical structures. For the implant to be successful, the jawbone has to be strong enough to hold and support the implant. Some of my patients have needed bone augmentation or bone grafting. This will be thoroughly discussed after I examine the results of your imagine. The imaging also shows me the location of nerves and sinuses (located above your upper teeth) so that they can be avoided during surgery.
Each implant treatment is unique and must be customized to fit the specific needs of the patient. We work with you and your schedule to complete treatment in a few months to ensure you regain that beautiful smile of yours!