Planning your dental treatment

If you haven’t talked to your dental professional about your teeth or receding gums, you’re not alone – it’s estimated that more than 30 million people in the United States need these types of procedures to smile again. Here are some frequently asked questions to help you start the conversation. And if you don’t already have a dental professional, our Dental Pro Locator can help you find one.

Every surgical procedure carries potential risks. You should always consult with a dental professional prior to treatment. Potential risk factors may vary depending on medical or other conditions of each patient. The possibility of immediate placement and the use of a prosthetic tooth depends on many factors, such as bone presence and quality, dental history, implant location, and availability of the final restoration. Your clinician will fully describe the possible scenarios to you during consultation prior to surgery. Every surgical procedure carries potential risks. Consult your clinician to find out if dental implants are right for you.