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8

Dental Implant Treatment Planning: What to Expect

Posted in Dental Implants

So you’re considering a dental implant. What’s involved? How will your dentist ensure that the surgery is successful?

You want answers to your questions before you agree to start the treatment. It may help you feel better to learn that there’s a lot more to the process than sticking metal screws into bone.

Is an Implant Right for You?

The first thing that will be considered is how an implant could affect your life and how well your body can handle the treatment. An implant is not a dangerous or complicated procedure. But other factors can affect how well the implant heals.

Things such as:

  • Medications
  • Existing health issues
  • Current gum health
  • Oral habits and hygiene

…will affect the success of an implant. Talking with your dentist is the first step in sorting this out.

A Complete Examination

The next important step is carefully assessing the structure and needs of your mouth. Will any other teeth need to be extracted? Is there enough bone to support an implant? What kind of implant will serve you the best?

No two mouths are the same! Your dentist or oral surgeon will take careful scans and x-rays and measurements to make sure that they know what they’re working with.

Virtual Surgery

Most modern dental offices that offer implant therapy have some sort of software that allows for virtual treatment planning. State-of-the-art computer programs can help the practitioner to know exactly where to place an implant for maximum benefit and support. This eliminates the trial-and-error approach!

As you embark on the journey of rejuvenating your smile with dental implants, ask your dentist for advice and information.

Posted on behalf of:
Grateful Dental
2000 Powers Ferry Rd SE #1
Marietta, GA 30067
(678) 593-2979

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