Your Dental Implant Consultation in Sandy, UT
When you visit Dr. Thomas Dickson for your dental implant consultation in Midvale, UT, it is important that you come prepared. Doing research and asking questions will help you get the most out of your visit. Here are some things you can expect:
Examining Your Mouth and Jaw
Before you can replace missing teeth with dental implants, Dr. Dickson will need to examine your mouth and jaw to ensure you are in good oral health. If you have a low bone density or are suffering from gum disease, these issues will need to be addressed before any further action can take place.
If Dr. Dickson determines that you are in good oral health, we will need to take x-rays and make computer scans of your mouth. This will help us decide on the exact placement of the dental implants. In order to successfully replace missing teeth, it is necessary to find the spots with the highest bone density.
Discussing Your Options
You and Dr. Dickson will discuss different aspects of your oral health including your daily hygiene, medical history, and any personal habits such as smoking, drinking and diet that may affect the success of your implants. Based on the results of this conversation, Dr. Dickson will recommend the best way to replace missing teeth that fits your individual needs.
Even though dental implant technology is over two decades old, new breakthroughs and advancements are constantly being made. This has resulted in a highly versatile and adaptable way to replace missing teeth. For example, patients who need only to replace a small number of missing teeth may decide that individual implants are the best option. In other cases, implant-supported dentures or an implant-supported bridge may be the best way to replace missing teeth.
In order to get the best information out of your dental implant consultation, do your own research and form specific questions that you would like answered. Knowing how many appointments are required or how to prepare for the procedure can be helpful in making a decision. We encourage our patients to do research and become knowledgeable before visiting Dr. Dickson for their dental implant consultation in Midvale, UT.
Dr. Thomas R. Dickson and Dr. Lyndi Jones, general dentists in Midvale, Utah, treat patients from Midvale, UT; Millcreek, UT; and Sandy, UT as well as the surrounding areas. Dr. Dickson and Dr. Jones provide advanced dental treatments including the LANAP Laser Treatment for gum disease, dental implants, All-on-4, root canals, sedation, and orthodontics. Call (801) 784-1999 to schedule your appointment or click here to request an appointment online.