Dental Implant Planning Process
Diagnosis and treatment planning in implant restorative dentistry.
Implant dentistry is similar to conventional dentistry in that the first step of the process consists of data selection. The initial visits in a restorative dental office should include a medical/dental history; complete clinical examination; radiographs and other imaging (CT scan, tomogram, and so on); and diagnostic casts.
Patients will also need to have the requisite amount of bone of the planned treatments, as well as enough space relative to anatomic structures that may interfere with implant placement. Patients who have been edentulous for a significant length of time may present challenges to implant surgeons in order to provide enough bone volume for implant placement.
Completion of an appropriate medical history questionnaire by the patient and review of it by the surgeon is essential prior to treatment because there may be elements in the history that can influence the surgical portion of treatment.
Before we receive a patient for implant placement procedure from the abroad, it is necessary for the patient to fulfil a medical form. We send to the patient a medical form by email and in case of some medical problems it is possible we ask the patient to perform all necessary examination in his or her country of origin and then send them to our maxillofacial surgeon. This is in order to be sure that the procedure can be performed without any risks for the patient. If any medical issues are presented, probably our maxillofacial surgeon would need to collaborate by email with the head doctor of the patient.
Only after all the details are analyzed the person can plan the trip to Costa Rica.
Dr. Natalia Demianko
DDS / 2015