Questions to Ask at Your Dental Implant Consultation

Questions to Ask at Your Dental Implant Consultation

At Burba Dental Partners, we surgically attach a metal post called a dental implant to the jawbone to replace the root of a tooth or teeth. The implant is made of titanium, a biocompatible material that won’t cause irritation in the gums. Titanium is also solid, durable, and able to withstand the pressures of biting and chewing. After the implant has been fused to the jawbone, an abutment and crown will be attached to complete the restoration. Dental implants are permanent, so caring for them is crucial. 

Questions Regarding Dental Implants

At a dental implant consultation, the gathering of all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your dental implant treatment is essential. Here are some questions you can ask during your dental implant consultation:

Am I a Suitable Candidate for Dental Implants?

Our Dentist in Salem, MA can evaluate your oral health, medical history, and other factors to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. 

What Are the Potential Benefits and Risks of Dental Implants?

Understanding the advantages and potential risks associated with dental implants can help you make an informed decision about the treatment.

How Many Dental Implants Would I Need?

Your dentist will assess the number of missing teeth and the condition of your jawbone to determine the appropriate number of implants required for your case.

What Is the Expected Timeline for the Dental Implant Treatment?

Inquire about the estimated duration of each phase of the treatment, including the healing period, placement of the final restoration, and any potential additional procedures.

What Is the Success Rate of Dental Implants in Your Practice?

Ask about the success rate of dental implant procedures our dentist performs, as this can provide insights into his experience and expertise. 

What Type of Dental Implant Restoration Options Are Available?

Inquire about the options for dental prostheses, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures, and discuss which option is most suitable for your specific case.

What Is the Expected Cost of Dental Implant Treatment?

Understanding the financial aspect of the treatment, including the cost of the implants, restoration, and any additional procedures, can help you plan accordingly.

What Postoperative Care and Maintenance Will Be Required?

Discuss the necessary postoperative care instructions, including oral hygiene practices, follow-up appointments, and long-term maintenance to ensure the success of your dental implants.

Remember, these questions can serve as a starting point, and you can customize them based on your specific concerns and needs. Visit Burba Dental Partners at 129 Highland Ave, Salem, MA 01970, or call 978-744-7575 to determine if the dental implant is the right option for you. 

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