Interested in dental implants? The first step is to come into our Barnsley dental practice for a free, no-obligation implant consultation with one of our treatment co-ordinators. We also offer initial e-consultations for busy patients, for which you need to upload photographs of your teeth to our website using our online form. Before any implant treatment you will also need a detailed implant assessment.
Coming into PDC Dental in Barnsley for an informal consultation is a great way to discover how we can use dental implants to improve both your smile and your quality of life.
This is a relaxed meeting with a treatment coordinator, who will be able to answer any questions you may have about dental implants, treatment options and our Barnsley dental practice. You will have the chance to take a look around our facilities and relax with a cup of tea or coffee, and will also have the chance to meet one of our implant team.
It’s the perfect chance to find out more about dental implants and whether they are a suitable option for you. If you’re a nervous patient this informal chat can help you get the feel of PDC dental practice and to gain reassurance from our empathic team.
Before treatment with dental implants begins, you will need an implant assessment. This is a comprehensive nine-point appointment during which we fill find out more about you, how missing teeth are affecting you, and what you would like your dentist to achieve.
Here are the nine steps of the assessment, carried out in the comfort of our Barnsley dental clinic. Your dentist will:
- Assess the muscles and glands of your head and neck
- Assess all the soft tissues inside the mouth
- Take a computerised digital record of all your teeth
- Complete a full gum health assessment
- Carefully examine your jaw joints
- Look at your bite (how your teeth fit and work together)
- Take any necessary x-rays, and a CT scan if necessary (here at our Barnsley practice)
- Take a full set of photographs of your face, teeth and smile
- Take impressions to allow us to make models of your teeth for further detailed examination
You will have a further meeting after your dentist has assessed your results to discuss your treatment options.