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From Start to Finish: What Happens During a Dental Implant Consultation?

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — spitarra @ 5:30 pm
Patient at her dental implant consultation

Preparing for a dental implant consultation usually creates a mixture of excitement and apprehension. Will you know what to ask? Will your dentist understand you? What’s going to happen? There are a million questions you could ask and still not be prepared.

If you want the best shot at a great dental implant consultation, continue reading. You’ll dive into the step-by-step process to get a comprehensive overview.

1. Initial Assessment

Your dental implant consultation begins with an initial assessment by the dental team. This may include a review of your dental history and a discussion about your specific concerns and treatment goals. Your dentist will evaluate the condition of your teeth, gums, and jawbone to decide if you are a suitable candidate.

2. Treatment Planning

Based on the findings from the initial assessment and diagnostics, the dentist will develop a personalized treatment plan. This plan will outline the proposed implant placement procedure. This includes the number of implants, their position, and other procedures such as bone grafting or sinus lifts, if required.

3. Questions and Concerns

Your dental implant consultation is an opportunity to ask any questions or express concerns you may have about the treatment. Your dentist will take the time to provide you with clear and comprehensive answers to ensure you feel confident and informed about your decision.

4. Financial Considerations

One of the primary concerns many patients have during their dental implant consultation is the financial aspect of treatment. You can rest assured that there will be no surprise fees or pop-up costs. Your dentist will provide cost information, including the cost of implants, surgery, and any additional procedures or materials upfront. They will also discuss payment options and help you explore financing or insurance coverage options if available.

5. Scheduling and Treatment

If you decide to continue with dental implant treatment, the next step is to schedule the procedure. Your dentist will work with you to find a convenient appointment time and provide you with pre-operative instructions to prepare for the implant placement surgery.

A dental implant consultation is a big step on the road toward restoring your smile. By knowing what to expect during the consultation, you can approach the experience with confidence and make informed decisions. Remember to communicate openly with your dentist and ask any questions you may have to ensure a successful outcome. They will treat you with care and ensure you feel entirely comfortable going forward!

About the Practice

When you’re getting dental implants, it’s important to get the procedure right. That’s why at Sarah Pitarra, DDS, Dr. Sarah Pitarra and Dr. Amy Vela use the latest dental technology and modern techniques to perform the treatment. They understand that your investment in your oral health is important, and their friendly staff are ready to help you succeed. Call (361) 855-7171 to schedule a dental implant consultation or visit the website to explore other services they provide.

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