Sarasota Dental Arts

What Happens at a Dental Implant Consultation?

February 27, 2017
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Posted By: Kaya Aygen, D.M.D.
Sarasota Dental Implants

Living with a missing or failing tooth impacts your life in a number of ways. Eating and chewing the healthy foods you once enjoyed becomes difficult, while talking to others can make you feel self-conscious.

It's a good idea to think about replacing your tooth as soon as possible to protect your oral health, and Sarasota Dental Arts can help you. Dental implants are an excellent solution for many patients, and here's what you can expect from a dental implant consultation.

Information Gathering

We'll begin by gathering information with a thorough examination. Dr. Aygen is looking to see if you are in good overall health. If you have any dental work that needs to be completed, such as a dental filling or crown, Dr. Aygen may recommend that you complete your treatment prior to your implant procedure. Taking these precautions will ensure the success of your dental implant.

X-Rays

Dr. Aygen also must ensure that you have enough healthy bone to properly support your dental implant. Without a root to support, your bone begins to resorb, or dissolve, and sometimes it needs to be rebuilt in order to integrate properly with your implant.

If you're lacking bone support, Dr. Aygen may discuss a bone grafting procedure with you. During this treatment, we'll use donor bone to rebuild and strengthen your own bone so that it will be able to successfully support a dental implant.

Financial Information

A dental implant is one of the best investments you can make in your oral health. It offers longevity because, with the right care and regular checkups, it can potentially last a lifetime. We understand that this is an expense, however, and we're happy to help you fit implant dentistry into your budget.

Are you ready to reclaim your life and your oral health? Contact our office today to learn more about how dental implants can help you.

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