If you are missing a tooth and thinking about getting a dental implant, the first step in the process is the initial dental implant consultation. At that time, your Amherst, NH, dentist Dr. Kenneth Edwards can give you information about dental implants so you can make an educated decision.
At your dental implant consultation, Dr. Edwards will first ask you about your full medical history, as well as lifestyle choices and anything else that could impact the success of the procedure.
He will describe to you in detail the entire dental implant process. It is, after all, a surgical procedure, so it is important for you to understand the procedure fully. He will also talk to you about what you can expect before, during, and after the surgery, including the healing process you will undergo while waiting for the implant to integrate with your jawbone.
Once you are confident that a dental implant is right for you, he will assess the current oral health of your mouth. It’s important that your gums be healthy to help ensure the success of the implant. Dr. Edwards will also want to examine your jawbone to make sure it is of sufficient height and density to receive the implant.
There will be plenty of time for you to ask any questions you might have about the procedure, recovery afterward, and taking care of your dental implant.