819 Mt. Tabor Road New Albany, IN 47150

What Is The Dental Implant Roadmap?

A Closer Look at The Dental Implant Roadmap™

I tell my patients when we sit down to discuss their dental situation that my job is to educate them, plain and simple. I don’t try to be a salesman. The buzzwords that I’ve heard for much of my career when you are faced with an important health decision is “an educated decision.” My obligation to you is to show you the latest technology, the options available to you, and lastly, my opinion on which of those things would work for you.

These are some of the things I love doing and are sessions that help my patients eliminate much of the confusion associated with dental implants and treatment options available. In today’s world, there is a boatload of information on the internet. Some of it is solid, accurate information. Some of it is slick advertising and marketing. My father would have said, “Let the buyer beware.”

What to Expect at Your Dental Implant Roadmap:

At your Dental Implant Roadmap, we take digital photographs, impressions of your mouth, a 3D Galileos CAT Scan, and gather every bit of information we can to evaluate your situation. Many people with missing teeth and denture problems are suffering from “Facial Collapse.” When teeth and bone are lost over the years, the lower half of the face looks “older.” The upper and lower jaws close together more, making the corners of the mouth and the lower half of the face have more lines and creases. The digital photos are used to show you before and after images of your face.

I can show you what your face would look like with your mouth restored by simply putting a few cotton rolls or gauze between the back teeth or in the areas of collapse. Restoring this “collapse” or loss of “vertical dimension” makes the lower half of the face look “younger.” We evaluate all of this at your Roadmap appointment.

We also take a 3-Dimensional Galileos CAT Scan so I can accurately evaluate how much bone you have. Patients frequently see things on their 3D CAT Scan that they’ve never seen before.

With all of the above information, I will sit down with you, listen to what your desires and concerns are, and put together options that would fit your situation. I always try to take the most common-sense approach. But I’m not afraid to tell you what I would do if you were my wife or family.

Some people come to see me with a single problem they want a solution for. Others come to talk about a long history of dental problems, failed dentistry, painful experiences, and embarrassment with their subsequent situation.

I truly enjoy these consultation appointments because the technology today allows me to offer you solutions to problems that have haunted many of my patients for many years. People often find it hard to believe when I tell them that we have answers that can last them the rest of their lives. Many people have had a lifetime of bad dental experiences or failed dentistry. I do feel like a salesman sometimes when I try to convince people that today’s solutions can last a lifetime.

Why do you call it a “Roadmap”?

I call this a “Dental Implant Roadmap™,” because by the end of the session, you will walk out of my office with a clear picture of how you can solve your challenges for good. You’ll know exactly how to move forward. And you won’t have to wait weeks to get that information, because I have everything required to give you all possible solutions right there on your very first visit!

Now just to be clear … This type of service is not something you’re going to be able to find in many dental offices. Without the in-house CAT Scan equipment, your first visit with an implant dentist isn’t going to tell you much. Because without the CAT Scan, there’s simply no way to know which dental implants are right for you – or if they are a good decision at all.

While the fee for the Dental Implant Roadmap™ is not expensive, it is also not free. I offer the Dental Implant Roadmap™ to all prospective patients for only $287. That includes the fee for the CAT Scan. If you get sent to the hospital (the way it is done with most offices), the fee for the CAT Scan alone is usually $400-$500.

I see offers from offices for FREE consultations all the time. My Roadmap appointments are scheduled for an hour. It is NOT a 10-minute rush-rush appointment where I try and sell you my services. I’ve personally been to doctors before where I had to talk fast to get my questions answered or they were “out the door.” I saw a doctor one time about a health issue for my son where I had a bunch of questions. Now you can imagine, with my background, I had some pretty good questions. The doctor ended up telling me that I should let him be the doctor and I should be the patient. In essence, he was telling me that he wanted me to trust him to make my son’s health care decisions for him. I found another doctor!

We’re proud of the fact that we can offer comprehensive care all right here in one office location. Mirroring the Malo Clinic in Lisbon, Portugal and the Mayo Clinic, we provide an atmosphere where clinical care and communication between doctors, lab technicians, and other care providers is maximized. Having an on-site In-House lab technician, State-of-the-Art surgical suite, and 3D CAT Scan has allowed us to provide Complex Rehabilitative Dentistry, Dental Implants, Bone Grafting, Cosmetic Dentistry, and IV Sedation all in one convenient office location. There’s no need for you to have to run all over town to get all of your care done!

If you’d like to learn more about the 21st-century solutions we are able to offer our patients for their missing teeth and denture problems, you can click on the icon at the bottom of the page for a copy of my latest book, “Teeth for Life,” which will hopefully answer all of your questions and tell you everything you need to know about dental implants. For further information, you can visit our website at www.NewAlbanyImplants.com, where you can also hear many patients describe their experiences in our office.

I would recommend getting a copy of my book and educating yourself first before calling to schedule a Roadmap appointment. That way, you will understand more of the options available today and you’ll get more out of your appointment when we sit down to talk. I also recommend bringing a friend or family member to your Roadmap. There is so much information that I will share with you. I tell patients that they will forget half of what I tell them by the time they get home. Of course, we always give our patients a written treatment recommendation with the options available to them so they can take it home and “sleep on it.”

If you want to call us, contact Denise at 812-945-7645. She has worked with us for many years and schedules all of my Roadmap appointments. Or you can request an appointment by filling out our online form.

I look forward to hearing from you soon …

All the Best!

Dr. Ronald L. Receveur, DDS