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The Perfect Questions for a Dental Implant Consultation

May 9, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — darby_team @ 12:05 am
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Dental implants are one of the most popular and widely celebrated dental treatments. There’s no shortage of information online about these restorations, but if you have a dental implant consultation coming up, you still might be at a loss for what to ask at that appointment.

This is an opportunity to learn more about the dental treatment as well as the dentist that you’re talking to. Here are a few questions that you might want to ask at your consultation.

What Kinds of Treatments Will I Need Beforehand?

In order for dental implants to hold fast, they’ll need a strong, healthy foundation. If you are dealing with gum disease or if your jawbone has degraded over time, these issues could potentially lead to complications when it comes time for dental implant surgery.

For that reason, patients are often in need of some preliminary treatments before their dental implant surgery, like a bone graft or gum disease therapy. When your dentist meets you and takes a look at your teeth, they’ll be able to give you a sense of what kinds of treatments you might need.

What Can I Expect from Aftercare?

Of course, the dental implant process is more than just the surgery itself; there’s also the matter of recovery. Dental implant surgery is pretty low impact, which means that most patients are capable of getting back to their normal life as soon as the next day.

However, if you’re still nervous about what recovery will entail, you should ask your dentist about what you can expect aftercare to be like.

What is Your Experience with Dental Implants?

Your dental implant consultation is obviously an opportunity to learn more about the treatment, but it’s also a chance to get to know the dentist you’re talking to. You can ask your dentist directly what their experience with dental implants is, whether they have specialized training, and whether these restorations are placed in-house.

Many dentists will have promotional before and after photos of their previous patients, which means that you can often see firsthand the work that they have done in the past.

About Our Practice

At Darby Creek Dental, we pride ourselves on being able to offer our patients dental care no matter their age or the state of their oral health. We know that dental implants can be a little bit intimidating for patients, which is why we make it a point to offer gentle dental care in a comfortable environment. Your smile is always our top priority, so when you come to our office you can expect the red-carpet treatment.

If you have any questions about dental implants, we can be reached at our website or by phone at (937) 644-8822.

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