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The Importance of a Dental Implant Consultation

If you’re considering undergoing treatment for dental implants in Richmond, then the first step is the consultation. This really is a crucial part of the process and the information received can help to create implants that are going to be right first time. So what happens at the consultation?

Inspections and scan


During the first meeting or consultation you’ll be given a thorough oral inspection and a scan. The scan builds up a 3D picture of your mouth so that the dentist can look at areas such as bone mass and density, the area of implantation and your general overall health. This diagnostic information is vital to determining the necessary treatment. For example if there’s an infection or gum disease present, then your dentist may look at treating this prior to any implantations. Likewise, if there is insufficient bone mass to secure the implant into, then they may go down the road of carrying out a bone graft.


Explanations of findings


Once the scans and inspections have been completed your dentist will take the time to highlight any issues to you and assess the treatment that needs to be done. This is a good opportunity to ask any questions that you may have, so that you’re clear in your mind as to what course the treatment will follow. In addition, whether you undergo a dental implant in Richmond, or anywhere else in the country your dentist should then give you a detailed and comprehensive treatment plan outlining what’s to be done and when.


Costs involved


Finally your dentist will also give you a cost of the whole procedure including a breakdown of individual elements. You should also be told about different finance options as this is something that many clinics including Sheen Dental In Richmond offer. Finance allows you to spread the cost over a number of years, so you don’t have to bear the cost of the implant surgery in one hit.

As you can see, a lot can be gained from an initial consultation and this is why it’s vital to the future success of your implants. From the patient point of view it also gives them a chance to chat with the surgeon who’s going to perform the procedure thus putting them at ease prior to the start of the implant fitting process. If you need any further information about dental implants in Richmond and how we can help then contact Sheen Dental on 020 8876 5277 today, or alternatively, visit our website at www.sheendental.co.uk


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