What Questions Should You Ask Your Dentist about Dental Implants?
The following list of questions may help you to remind you of topics to discuss with your dentist.
It is possible that not all questions apply or further questions are helpful.
1. What are the risks and complications associated with having dental implants in my situation?
2. How many additional actions on my implanted dental implants can I expect over my lifetime?
3. If the implants fail, what will be the outcome?
4. In addition to the implantation, other measures about my teeth that are absolutely necessary must be carried out?
5. Which materials will be used?
6. Is a 3D planning and/or a 3D insertion helpful?
7. Is my jawbone qualified for implantation? If not, what can be done about it? What risks and side effects would be associated with this?
8. How and how long will I be compromised in the period after the procedure?
9. What can or must I do to maintain the implants for a long time?
10. What are my options if I am dissatisfied with the esthetic outcome of my dental implants?
11. What alternate procedures or products are available if I choose not to have dental implants?
12. Do you have before and after photos I can look at for each option?
13. Do you think my expectations are reasonable?
14. What expenses will I have to pay? What alternatives do I have in terms of expenses? Can I have a written estimate to consider at home?
Early in the consultation process, be sure to speak directly to your dentist about your expectations and desired results, as well as what you can expect regarding the length of the surgery, your recovery, and any risks and potential complications of the surgery.