Your Dental Implant Consultation
A dental implant consultation with Dr. Darryl Field will help determine if implants make sense for your missing teeth. Here is what you can expect when you visit the dental implant periodontist:
The exam: The first thing periodontist Dr. Field will do is take a close look at your mouth. He will examine all of your remaining teeth, gums and check your bone density. Dental implants require a certain amount of bone to work. If you have bone loss, bone grafting can usually correct it.
X-rays: Having your mouth and jaw bone digital X-rayed is common practice during a consultation for a dental implant. The periodontist is then able to recognize the optimal locations for placing the implants. Computer tomography scans (CT scans) are also commonly used.
Conversation: A consultation with a dental implant periodontist requires open communication and disclosure of your lifestyle habits. How well do you take care of your remaining teeth and gums, do you smoke, what is your medical history, previous dental work, are you taking medications? These factors are important when considering dental implants.
Choosing a procedure: After your exam and lifestyle discussion, Dr. Field will be able to recommend the best dental implant procedure for you. Dr. Field offers a variety of procedures to meet the differing needs of his patients. Other treatments for missing teeth include dental implants, implant supported dentures, immediate load implants and other procedures.
Understanding your treatment plan: Once your procedure is determined, your dental implant periodontist will want to go over all of the details with you. Here are some common matters that you can expect to cover during a consultation with Dr. Field.
• length of time it takes to get dental implants (beginning to end)
• number of office visits
• dental implant costs and dental insurance
• anesthetic and sedation options
• healing time
• post-surgical concerns and following an aftercare plan
• taking care of dental implants
To make the most of your consultation with a periodontist do some research and collect as much information as you can to bring with you. Call us today for you own dental implant consultation with Dr. Field.