Consultation and Implant Process

The journey to a healthier smile is both an important and personal one. This is something that Dr. Dan Thousand and Dr. Katelyn Fleming understand deeply, which is why the consultation process at Periodontal Associates is designed to be as comprehensive, professional and patient-friendly as possible.

When you first contact us at 303-795-5700, you are not just setting up an appointment — you are taking the first step on a path towards improved dental health. Our team is ready to guide you on this journey, helping to arrange a consultation at a time that suits you best. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted with a warm welcome. We understand that a familiar and friendly environment can ease any potential anxieties and make the process smoother. You will be asked to provide some information about your dental and medical history as well as any current medications. This is a crucial step, allowing our periodontists to ensure your safety and the success of any potential implant procedures.

A dental examination is the next stage in the process. Utilizing the latest advancements in dental technology, the team will usually carry out an intraoral scan and CBCT imaging. This cutting-edge technology allows for detailed images of your teeth and jawbone, aiding in the assessment of your oral health and providing the necessary information for the doctors to digitally plan the exact placement of the implant. If you have gum disease, it must be under control prior to implant placement.

Following the examination, you will have your consultation with either Dr. Thousand or Dr. Fleming. This is your chance to discuss any concerns, explore your options and ask any questions you may have about dental implants. After this discussion, a personalized treatment plan will be developed for you. This plan considers your specific oral health needs, the results of the examination and your personal preferences. It will detail the proposed procedure, provide an estimated timeline and offer a breakdown of the costs. We believe in transparency and ensure that every patient is fully informed about their treatment plan. Occasionally, if you have gum disease, this will be addressed as an initial step in your treatment plan prior to implant therapy. Once you are comfortable with the proposed plan, the final step is to schedule the procedure. The team will assist you in finding a date and time that works best for you and will provide detailed pre-procedure instructions.

The dental implant consultation is a patient-centered approach that uses the latest technological advances to ensure the best possible outcome. Our commitment to providing an exceptional patient experience, combined with our extensive expertise in dental implants in Centennial, Colorado, and periodontal conditions makes our office a great choice for anyone considering this transformative procedure.