May 23, 2023

What Do I Need to Know Before Getting Dental Implants?

Dental implants have become a popular and effective solution for replacing missing teeth. They offer a natural-looking and long-lasting alternative to dentures or bridges. However, before making any decisions, it’s a good idea to learn about the process and understand what it entails. Here are some points that would be helpful to know about.

Dental Implant Consultation

The first step towards getting implants is scheduling a consultation with one of our qualified implant dentists. During this consultation, the dentist will evaluate your oral health, discuss your dental history, and determine if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants. They will also explain the implant procedure, answer any questions you may have, and provide you with an estimate of the cost. We always want you to feel like you are an informed partner in your treatment plan.

Personalized Planning

Some things that may happen during your consultation include Dental Cone-beam Computed Tomography (CBTC) imaging and digital impressions. These would be used to create your personalized plan. These are also utilized along with Blue Sky Bio Software to virtually map out your surgery, planning the precise locations and angles to place your dental implants.

Eligibility for Dental Implants

Not everyone is an ideal candidate for dental implants. Factors such as overall health, gum health, bone density, and smoking habits can influence eligibility. Good oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, are important to maintain healthy gums and maximize the chances of successful implantation.

Importance of Experienced Dental Professionals

Choosing an experienced implant dentist is crucial for the success of your dental implant procedure. Dr. Phillip Kraver has a passion for implant dentistry and has a proven track record of successful implant placements. His expertise and skill will ensure that the implants are placed accurately and that the final result meets your expectations.

Potential Risks and Complications

Like any surgical procedure, dental implant surgery carries some risks. However, these risks are relatively rare, especially when performed by qualified dentists. We will discuss these risks so you have a clear understanding of what to expect, as well as answer any questions you may have.

Cost and Insurance Coverage

We recognize that dental implants can be a significant financial investment. The cost of dental implants can vary depending on factors such as the number of implants needed, additional procedures required, and the location of the dental clinic. Since dental implants are typically considered a cosmetic procedure, they may not be fully covered by dental insurance. It’s advisable to check with your insurance provider to determine the extent of coverage before proceeding with the treatment. We will help you get that information from them and file claims on your behalf. If additional help is needed, we have relationships with leading finance companies and will help you get the care you need.

Dental implants can greatly improve your oral health, restore your smile, and enhance your quality of life. There are different options available ranging from a single tooth implant to full-mouth dental implants.

Before undergoing the dental implant procedure, it’s crucial to gather the necessary information and understand the process, eligibility criteria, and potential risks involved.  Scheduling a consultation with us is the first step. We can’t wait to help you confidently embark on your journey toward a healthier, more confident smile.