Some patients may be surprised about how all dental implant procedures are so thoroughly planned in advance. While our practice has the advantage of advanced technology for diagnosis and evaluation, Dr. Taler wants to ensure the success of every patient’s implant, especially after they leave our practice. We’ve listed the steps we take here, so that our patients can feel more educated and comfortable about the process. For clarification on any of the steps listed below, feel free to contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Taler.
There’s no substitute for a face-to-face conversation with your chosen implant provider, especially if you choose Dr. Taler here in Fishers, IN. During this consultation, Dr. Taler will perform an evaluation, using scans and x-rays of your teeth and jaw, to determine candidacy. During this time, you can also ask any questions you have about the procedure, the materials used, supplemental procedures you may need, and more. We’ll even answer any questions you have about cost and financing for your treatment. This is the time to make your treatment process as transparent as possible, so you can feel confident and comfortable about the procedure.
While dental implants can work wonders for your jawbone health, the implant needs a solid foundation of jawbone to begin with. If there is too little bone, the implant may not fully undergo osseointegration, leaving your implant loosened and at risk for falling out. This also goes towards cleaning up a mouth that has rampant tooth decay or gum disease.
A supplemental treatment typically involves a bone or gum graft, which helps improve the volume of these two tissues. With more bone to take ahold of, the titanium implant will have more substance to undergo osseointegration and create a stronger hold.
Are you ready to start your dental implant journey here at Advanced Family Dentistry? Call us today at (317) 849-1223. Don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Taler, where you can discover your candidacy and approximate treatment time.