Office Visits

During your first visit to our oral surgery and dental implant specialty practice, we will review your medical and dental history, go over your diagnosis, and discuss your treatment options.

Occasionally, surgery may be performed on the same day as the consultation. However, we recommend that any oral surgical procedures for children, patients with complex medical conditions or special needs, and patients who are undergoing IV sedation or general anesthesia, include a separate consultation prior to the procedure itself.

Dental Implant Consultation

During your dental implant consultation, Dr. Práther will evaluate your dental and medical history, as well as conduct a thorough dental examination. The purpose of this evaluation is to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants.

Dr. Práther will typically begin the consultation by discussing your dental concerns and goals. He will also ask about your overall health and any medical conditions or medications that could affect the success of the implant procedure.

Next, Dr. Práther will perform a comprehensive dental examination. This may involve taking X-rays or 3D scans of the teeth and jawbone to assess the bone density and structure. He will also evaluate your gum health and overall oral hygiene.

Based on the results of the examination, Dr. Práther will recommend a personalized treatment plan. This may include the number of implants needed, the type of implant, and any preparatory treatments such as bone grafting or periodontal therapy.

Dr. Práther will also discuss the procedure itself, including the steps involved, the expected recovery time, and any potential risks or complications.

Bring the Following to Your First Appointment

Please assist us at the time of your first visit to our office by providing the following information:

  • Your referral slip (if you have one), health history, and registration forms downloaded from our website
  • Any X-rays from your referring dentist (if given), including any panoramic X-ray taken within the past six months
  • A current list of medications you are taking (for example, heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.)
  • Your dental insurance card, if you are insured

Please arrive about ten minutes prior to your consultation so we can verify any information. A parent or guardian must accompany patients under 18 to this consultation appointment.