The dental implants consultation is a valuable opportunity to learn more about this tooth replacement option and the dentist or oral surgeon responsible for placing it. To make sure you cover all of the bases during your consultation, Dr. Trevisani, who offers dental implants in Orlando, has put together a helpful list of questions to ask.
Why should I consider dental implants?
You probably have an idea of why dental professionals consider dental implants the best way to replace missing teeth. However, a dentist or oral surgeon can detail exactly how implants are good for your oral health. They can help you set the appropriate expectations of dental implant treatment so there are no surprises later in the process.
Are you a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon?
Make sure you have a good understanding of who is going to perform your treatment, and their professional background. Board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons like Dr. Trevisani are the most qualified to place implants. They have extensive training in the placement process and know how to deal with rare complications if they arise.
It is perfectly acceptable to inquire about your implant dentist’s experience, including where they trained, how many implants they have placed and their success rate. The best oral surgeons are candid about both successes and potential complications.
What type of implants do you use?
Ask the implant dentist what brand of implants they prefer to use. You can then research the brand online or ask your general dentist whether it is trusted within the industry.
How long does the implant placement process take?
You want to come out of the consultation with a clear grasp of what the implant process entails and how long it will take to see final results. Inquire about the timeline of implant treatment and ask when you can expect your new implant to fully heal. You will also want to know whether you require bone grafting or any other adjunct procedures prior to implant placement.
How should I care for my dental implant?
Your implant dentist will give you instructions for the proper implant care and cleaning, and explain how often you will need to return to the office for check-ups. By following these, instructions, your implant can last many years.
Do you have before-and-after photographs?
Ask the implant dentist or oral surgeon if they have examples of previous patients. Looking at these pictures is a great way to visualize what implants can do for you.
Book a Consultation with Dr. Trevisani
Dr. Trevisani is one of the most sought-after oral and maxillofacial surgeons placing dental implants in Orlando. To make an appointment with him, please call or email our practice today.