Dental Implant Consultation
Do You Want To Know If Dental Implants Are Right For You?
The Implant Consultation
Before your doctor can develop a treatment plan, you will first need to schedule a dental implant consultation. During your consultation the following will be required:
- Complete Oral Examination
- Treatment Options Discussion
A Patient Testimonial
What Can I Expect During The Appointment?
During the appointment, your doctor will:
- Conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and gums.
- Perform a complete set of x-rays to identify any underlying bone issues.
- Discuss your treatment options with you.
- Review dental implant options.
- Answer your questions.
If you are having a tooth extraction or already have missing teeth in Loma Linda, CA that need replacing, dental implants may be the ideal solution. A dental implant consultation with Dr. Roger Sohn will give you all the information you need to make the right decision for your tooth replacement.
General Topics Covered During a Dental Implant Consultation:
- Existing dentures
- Bone loss and grafting procedures
- Separate medical problems
- Gum disease and treatment
- Tobacco use
Preparing for Your Personal Dental Implant Consultation
Dental implants are an ideal way to replace one or more teeth after tooth extraction or for teeth that are already missing because they provide the most permanent, healthiest, and natural looking solution. During a private consultation with Dr. Sohn, you will have a complete oral exam and then discuss the variables involved in receiving dental implants.
Here are some of the issues he will address with you:
If traditional dentures are already in use, one option is to use dental implants to make them more secure. Implant supported dentures are one way patients with low bone density can still enjoy the benefits of dental implants without having to spend a lot of time or money on grafting and full implant surgeries. Dr. Sohn can simply use four or more implants to stabilize your appliance so it fits and functions better.
Bone Loss and Grafting Procedures
Bone loss is a common symptom of missing teeth, which is why we recommend replacing them as soon as possible, including after a tooth extraction. The longer you wait, the more bone loss you are likely to have. Implants need enough bone to function, so patients who have low bone density may need a bone graft first. A bone graft will increase the density so your implants will have a better chance to succeed.
Gum disease is also common among patients who have missing teeth. In fact, it is the primary reason for adult tooth loss. Dental implants cannot be placed successfully in patients who have gum disease. Dr. Sohn offers very comfortable and effective laser therapy to treat gum disease for patients who need it prior to implant surgery.
Other Medial Problems
In rare cases, separate medical problems may interfere with the success of a dental implant procedure. During your consultation, it is important to tell Dr. Sohn about your full medical history.
Smoking and chewing tobacco can impact dental implant success. Tobacco use is irritating to the oral tissues and increases plaque production which may interfere with implant function and longevity.
If you are having a tooth extraction or need to replace missing teeth in Loma Linda, CA, dental implants may be the ideal solution. Call us today to arrange your dental implant consultation with Dr. Sohn.
Dr. Sohn’s office is equipped with the latest in hi-tech dental equipment and our staff is trained to provide the best possible dental experience for you and your family. We take pride in the service we provide to our patients from Loma Linda. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment, please send us a message via the Contact Us form today. We look forward to providing you with the personal oral care you deserve.