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An Inside Look at a Dental Implant Consultation

July 10, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drweiss @ 3:58 pm
Dentist and patient talking during a dental implant consultation

If you’re missing one, a few, or an entire arch of teeth, you know first-hand the toll tooth loss has on your smile, bite, and speech. The good news is that modern dentistry offers a multitude of smile-rebuilding solutions, including state-of-the-art dental implants. This lifelike tooth-replacement option is entirely customizable, extremely lifelike, and built to last for 30+ years. Sound like the solution you’ve been looking for? Then it’s time to schedule your dental implant consultation. Here’s what you can expect during this appointment!

#1. The Preliminary Conversation

After being warmly greeted by the front desk team and filling out any initial paperwork, it’s time to sit down with your implant dentist to discuss your smile goals. This preliminary conversation is essential since dental implants are completely customizable and features of a “perfect” smile vary from one patient to the next. Therefore, the first part of the meeting will be dedicated to asking you questions designed to learn more about your specific concerns, issues, and desires.

#2. Conducting an Oral Exam & Taking X-Rays

After your preliminary conversation, your dentist will conduct a thorough dental exam. They will check the condition of your oral cavity, particularly your gums and remaining natural teeth. If there are no recent X-rays on file, then they will take a few to get a better understanding of your jawbone density. From there, they can make an informed decision on your candidacy for dental implants.

#3. Discussing Your Treatment Options

With a better understanding of your smile goals and dental needs, it’s now time to discuss your treatment options. For example, if an untreated issue, like gum disease or lack of adequate bone density, is present, your dentist will begin the discussion by sharing the necessary preliminary treatments. They will also use this time to review the different smile-enhancing solutions, like dentures vs. implant dentures. That way, you can make an informed decision on which restoration is best for you!

#4. Reviewing Your Treatment Plan

Once you and your dentist have selected the best treatment, it’s time to iron out the details of your treatment plan. From any necessary preliminary treatments to proper aftercare instructions, they’ll discuss the entire dental implant process step-by-step. If you have any questions along the way, don’t hesitate to speak up! After all, your dentist wants you to have a seamless experience on your journey to your new and improved smile.

The first step to enjoying a beautiful smile and strong bite again is scheduling your initial consultation. Now that you have an overview of this appointment, you’ll be set up for the seamless experience you deserve!

About the Practice

Led by Dr. Brad Weiss, our team at Weiss Dental Arts is proud to help our nearby patients enjoy strong, healthy, full smiles again with state-of-the-art dental implants. Since we complete the placement and restoration at our office, have an in-house dental lab, and offer dental financing, the process will be convenient, effective, and stress-free too! If you’re interested in learning more about dental implants, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team via website or by phone at 847-864-0188.

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