- January 10, 2020
Thanks to advances in modern dentistry, patients can now take advantage of dental implants to replace missing teeth. If their popularity continues to increase, it is certainly because of the many benefits they provide for the oral health of patients who opt for them.
Dental implants and related treatment options lead to a few questions from our patients. However, few of them know that they can come and meet us for a consultation on the subject. This is the best way to discover the possibilities available to you according to your specific needs!
What is done during an implantology consultation?
The implantology consultation is a step that is more than essential for anyone considering getting dental implants. These offer replacement options that are more durable, comfortable and encourage healthier jawbone health. Nevertheless, they require an investment in time and money, since the process of treatment planning, placement of implants and healing is spread over several months.
Hence, the consultation allows your dental surgeon to ensure that you are a good candidate to receive dental implants. Here is an overview of the elements that are discussed during this consultation.
The dentist analyzes the needs of his patient
By questioning the patient, performing an oral examination and using x-rays, the dentist first becomes aware of his dental needs. How many teeth need to be replaced? Is the loss of the tooth / teeth recent or, if not, when did it occur? What are the person's expectations regarding dental implants? All these questions allow the professional to better identify replacement options that are likely to meet the patient's expectations, as well as his budget, always according to his specific condition.
At this point, taking a panoramic x-ray allows the dentist to properly assess the patient's dentition, to ensure that the dental implants match the dentist's type of edentation. This rigorous examination also makes it possible to check whether oral problems are present in the patient's teeth or oral tissues, which may need to be treated before considering the use of implants. The dentist must also assess the bone density in the jaws, since enough density is required for an implant to fit well. In the opposite case, a prior bone regeneration may be necessary before the placement of implants can be considered.
A medical questionnaire is completed
There are some important contraindications to the placement of implants, including certain heart diseases, advanced osteoporosis and the presence of gum disease. In addition, some factors or lifestyle may interfere with the integration of jaw implants, such as smoking, uncontrolled diabetes, or certain oral infections.
It is therefore important for the dentist to be aware of the patient's state of health in order to have a global picture of the situation. In this way, we can advise him the solution best suited to his condition.
Photographs and impressions can be made
If your dentist determines that you are a good candidate for dental implants, he will be able to make impressions to create study models or take photographs to properly analyze the complexity of your case. Performing a CT scan may also be necessary for your dentist to properly analyze the bone structures of the jaws.
The points covered during the consultation in implantology
In short, the consultation in implantology covers many important points, including:
- The implantology replacement option optimal for you;
- The number of implants needed and their type;
- The stages of the process for implementation and healing;
- The number of appointments to be made, their duration;
- Duration and important factors to know about the healing process;
- Treatment fees and the factors that influence the treatment.
If you are considering dental implants to give more life to your smile and to allow your dentition to return to full function, plan an implantology consultation with the team of the Dents Mon Quartier. We are here to answer all your questions and to use our expertise to evaluate your case!
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Dr. Joumana Charouk, D.M.D, is proud to offer her patients exceptional care that combines experience, efficiency and good humor.
Dre Joumana Charouk, D.M.D