Importance of Implant Consultations

July 19, 2022

Mini dental implants have become an increasingly popular restoration method for missing teeth, even for many who may have been previously diagnosed as ineligible for the procedure. Your best starting point for exploring dental implants is to schedule a consultation so that the dental implantologist can fully evaluate your case and determine if you’re a candidate for mini dental implants or another implant option.

Consultations are an ideal time for you to interview the dentist as well to determine your level of comfort for everything from costs to the experience he or she has in performing this procedure. During a dental implant consultation, the condition of your teeth and gums, as well as your jawbone are thoroughly assessed. At Lakeside, you’ll also receive a dental x-ray to determine if there is enough bone mass to safely place implants. These steps are each essential in determining which implant option, financing plan and timing will all fit with your specific needs.

It’s good to think about questions you may have about this process. That way the discussion will allow you to get information about specific concerns you may have like what to expect while getting dental implants which ultimately help you feel more comfortable about the procedure. Here are few other questions you might want to consider for a consultation:

  • Are mini implants the best restorative option for me?
  • What happens during the procedure and how long will it take?
  • How much time do I need to take off work?
  • How long is the recovery process?
  • What should I expect during recovery?
  • Do I need a bone graft or tooth extraction before having implants placed?
  • How much will it cost and what are my payment options

While it might seem as if this visit is nothing more than a general determination of your eligibility, consultations provide a clear view of how best to treat your condition the implant team. By understanding the status of your current oral health, they can determine if you require any preliminary treatments (i.e., periodontal therapy, tooth extraction, or bone grafting). Also, answering your questions and addressing your concerns will help to build a stronger, more reliable relationship between you and our implant team.

Don’t underestimate the importance of an implant consultation. It is this visit that will ensure the success of your new teeth. To schedule a complimentary consultation with the team at Lakeside click here.