Free Dental Implant Consultation

Dr. Burton Melton offers free consultations for patients who are interested in dental implants. The dental implant consultation will give you and Dr. Melton a better idea of what to expect before, during and after your dental implant procedure. The consultation will also give you a good idea of the dental implant cost of your specific procedure and treatment plan.

Here is an example of a consultation:

During the consultation, our Dr. Melton will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. He will also assess the bone density in your jaw. This assessment is vital because a sufficient amount of bone is required to place the dental implants. If your bone density is limited, a bone graft may be necessary. Dr. Melton will be able to tell you during the consultation if it is. The extra procedure will add to your overall dental implant cost.

Your consultation may also involve X-rays and tomography scans, or CT scans. Both of these help Dr. Melton decide where to place the implants into your jawbone.

In addition to an examination, you will also have a discussion with Dr. Melton to inform him of your daily habits that may influence the success of your implant procedure. We will question you about your daily oral hygiene routine, your medical and oral health history and whether or not you smoke.

After the examination and discussion, he will help you form a plan based on your needs. This plan will go over dental implant options that are available to you. Dr. Melton will explain the different options and clarify any concerns you may have.

In order to get the most from your consultation, it is a good idea to do some research on dental implants and the procedures. Doing some research before your consultation will also help you formulate questions to ask during your appointment and help you navigate the dental implant cost and procedures.

Here are some questions that may be addressed during your dental implant consultation in Albuquerque, New Mexico:

  • How long will the treatment last from start to finish?
  • How many appointments are required?
  • How long is the recovery period?
  • What happens after the surgery? What immediate aftercare regimen do I need to follow?
  • What are my options for local anesthesia or sedation dentistry?
  • What factors influence the overall dental implant cost?
  • Does my insurance cover the dental implant cost?

Call Implant Dentistry of the Southwest today at 505-883-7744 to schedule your dental implant consultation with our prosthodontist, Dr. Burton Melton.