What to Ask During a Dental Implants Consultation

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The dental implants consultation is typically a casual experience that involves discussing any cosmetic treatment goals and the process. It is a great time to ask questions and learn as much information as possible before treatment begins, and it is helpful to have your questions ready before the visit. 

Questions to ask about dental implants

Many patients are naturally nervous about dental implants before the treatment process starts, and the more you know in advance, the easier it is to deal with anxiety. The following are four questions to consider asking a cosmetic dentist about dental implants during the initial consultation. 

Am I an ideal candidate for dental implants?

Dental implants are a great option for most patients, but not everyone is an ideal candidate. The cosmetic dentist may recommend another form of treatment depending on the patient’s dental and medical history, treatment goals and various other factors. In most instances, an ideal dental implants candidate is one that is in good overall oral health, willing and able to go through minor surgery and wants the most long-term and effective replacement solution. 

Is the process all in-house or collaborative?

Every cosmetic dentist is different and the process used varies. While some practices are capable of carrying out the entire dental implants process in-house, including dental implant surgery, some may refer the patient to an oral surgeon for the placement of the dental implants.

There are benefits and drawbacks to each technique, and it is helpful to have an understanding of your preference. While an all in-house process is often more convenient, some patients prefer going to someone who primarily focuses on oral surgery for implants placement. Ultimately, it is best to consult with a cosmetic dentist about what they can do versus what an oral surgeon may be able to do. 

How long will the treatment process take?

The treatment process is different for every patient. However, there are certain steps that are typically involved, such as the consultation, placement procedure and attachment of the abutment and artificial tooth. The time it takes depends on the type of dental implant, and how long it takes for the mouth to heal and the implant to fuse with the surrounding bone (osseointegration). The cosmetic dentist can provide more information about what to expect throughout the treatment process. 

What can I expect during the recovery process?

For many patients, the recovery process causes the most anxiety. While most do not feel the actual placement of the implant, there is discomfort after placement. It is helpful to know what to expect during recovery and how to properly prepare to reduce the number of nerves surrounding the placement site. It can also be helpful to take the necessary precautions to ensure a smooth and quick recovery. This will ensure that the cosmetic transformation is complete and produces positive results. 

Find out more information about dental implants

If you are interested in learning more about dental implants and want to schedule a consultation to discuss treatment and how the process works, then give our cosmetic dentist team a call today. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and we will provide you with as much information as possible to help you feel comfortable before beginning the dental implants treatment process. 

Request an appointment here: https://gallodental.com or call GDC Smiles at (770) 504-5725 for an appointment in our Gainesville office.

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