If you have a tooth infection or are experiencing any signs and symptoms of gum disease, you may need to have treatment for periodontal disease before implant placement. Your consultation will include:
and Flores will perform an oral examination of your teeth and gums to determine whether there are any signs of a tooth infection and to assess bone density levels. If you do not have enough bone tissue, you may need a bone graft before implant placement.
Your examination will involve x-rays and computer tomography scans (CT scans). Dr. Huamán
and Dr. Flores will review these x-rays and scans to determine precisely where your implants need to be placed.
You will need to share information about your oral hygiene routine, medical history, oral health history, and any personal habits that may affect the success of dental implants. If you are a smoker or use tobacco products regularly, you may not be a candidate for implants.
Review of Dental Implant Options
and Flores will recommend a dental implant procedure that is the best match for your needs. Implants are highly versatile and can replace a single missing tooth or several missing teeth. Patients today have many implant treatment options available, including traditional implants, implant supported dentures, and All-on-4® implants.
You will learn about the different steps involved with your dental implant treatment plan and can receive answers to the following questions:
- How long will the treatment last?
- How many appointments are necessary?
- How do I care for my dental implants?
- What are my options for anesthesia?
- What factors affect the cost of dental implants?
- Will my insurance cover the implant procedure?
Dental implants are the preferred method of replacing missing teeth for adults in San Diego, CA. If you are concerned about a tooth infection or want to learn more about the benefits of dental implants, set up your consultation with Dr. Huamán and Dr. Flores today!