What to Expect During Your Consultation
Your Consultation will be with Dr Afshin Khalessi.
After qualifying in 1994, Afshin worked in general dentistry, and then undertook postgraduate training in implantology and restorative dentistry at University College of London’s prestigious Eastman Dental Institute.
Since 2000, Afshin has developed a special interest in dental implantology and advanced restorative dentistry. He is a member of both the Association of Dental Implantologists (ADI) and European Association of Osseointegration (EAO), which are the leading professional bodies for the UK and Europe. He is also the area mentor for the Nobel Biocare implantology mentorship scheme, sharing his experience and expertise with dentists wishing to enter this highly skilled field. He was the first dentist in Hampshire to offer the revolutionary ‘Teeth In An Hour’ treatment, which allows a patient with full dentures to walk out of the surgery with a new fixed smile in just 60 minutes.
Consultations are booked for 40-50 minutes. This allows both you and Dr Khalessi plenty of time to discuss your reasons for considering dental implants and to identify, together, the best treatment plan for you.
A CT Scan is usually taken during this appointment which allows Dr Khalessi to get a 360 degree view of your jaws. It allows him to make a clinical judgement on how the implants need to be placed and the amount/density of bone present in the proposed dental implant site. Should a CT Scan show compromised levels of bone, this needn’t adversely affect the success of the treatment. An artificial bone material can often be used to supplement and shape your existing bone levels. The full results of your CT Scan will be discussed at this appointment.
You will be presented with a draft treatment plan to take away with you to think about if you wish, before proceeding.
A more detailed treatment plan letter will be created and provided to you within 7 days outlining everything that was discussed, including treatment options available, benefits, associated risks and a full breakdown of costs.