Preparing to get your new teeth is exciting! It’s the beginning of a new smile and renewed self-confidence. Working together with your implant dentist, you can ensure that you know just what to expect from the procedure and doing so will increase the potential for a successful outcome.
Depending upon the number of missing teeth that must be replaced and the health of your gums and bone structure, your implant treatment may require multiple procedures. Your treatment will begin with a thorough dental examination in order to plan each phase of your dental care. Digital imaging (x-rays), models of your teeth, and other diagnostics will aid your dentist in assessing your condition.
Working together with your implant dentist, you can ensure that you know just what to expect from the procedure and doing so will increase the potential for a successful outcome.
Once the appropriate information has been gathered, a treatment plan will be prepared especially for you. The plan will include the details regarding each phase of your treatment, any additional procedures such as bone or tissue grafts, and will specify the restorative materials that will be used to complete your smile.
To address any special circumstances regarding your case, your implant dentist may assemble a team of specialists on your behalf. Your team may include periodontists, orthodontists, and even your medical physician.
You can assist your dentist in preparing for your implants by disclosing your medical conditions, medications, and previous medical history. Certain conditions will require that you take antibiotics prior to your implant surgery. The information that you provide regarding your medical history will also aid your implant dentist in selecting the form of anesthesia that is appropriate for you.
Finally, be sure to discuss your treatment plan and your expectations with your dentist prior to the day of your surgery. Make sure that you fully understand the post-operative instructions. Since you may be sedated or groggy immediately after your surgery, you will need to discuss these details in advance.
To make sure that you are well-prepared for your dental implant treatment, contact Broadway Dental at 516-681-2525 today for more information.