What Happens During a Dental Implant Consultation?

Dental implants are ideal for patients who are completely missing dentition. When surgically placed and healed successfully, implants can last a lifetime and provide a structure for other appliances such as crowns, bridge work and even dentures. Dental implant surgery can be done quickly and relatively easily in the dental office at your own convenience. Before the surgery can take place, a full consultation with Dr. Gurinsky will need to be conducted to ensure you’re a viable candidate for the procedure.

What to Expect During a Consultation

The consultation will include a comprehensive examination, series of x-rays as well as a thorough discussion about costs, fees and payment plans. The examination and x-rays that will be done will look for signs of bone loss within the area as well as bone density problems. Patients with compromised immune systems and those who are slow to heal may be denied the surgical procedure because of the body’s inability to heal itself after the procedure has been done. A CT scan may also be taken, which shows the nerves and tissue within the area where the implant will be placed.

Who is a Good Candidate for Implants?

Most healthy adults are good candidates for dental implants, so you can think of your implant consultation as the prerequisite for the actual procedure. However, the consultation can also decipher if you should have the surgery done safely and to ensure that the implant will heal successfully. Dr. Gurinsky will walk you through the entire procedure during the consultation so that you know exactly what to expect when having it done in the office. The consultation is a good time for you to ask any questions that you have regarding the procedure. Dr. Gurinsky will be more than happy to help answer any questions that you might have so that you are fully prepared and know what to expect.

Dental implant surgery is ideal for most people who want to correct missing dentition without the use of other more invasive procedures. Implant surgery is incredibly common and millions of people have had implants placed. These surgical-grade titanium rods heal quickly and fuse naturally with the bone, providing a secure abutment for crowns, bridge work and dentures. Dr. Gurinsky will discuss your options as well as what to expect when you choose to have the procedure performed.

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Current Trends in Dental Implants

American Academy of Implant Dentistry

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