Choosing the right implant dentist is an important step in your dental implant treatment plan. There are any number of dentists offering implants but are they all qualified and trained to do job is the question you need to ask.
* Is the dentist experienced at dental implants? Get the details. Is he or she affiliated with any local hospitals?
* What types of patients does the implants dentist treat routinely? If you’re not the kind of patient they see regularly in that practice, you may want to keep looking. An Implants Dentist’s main practice needs to be implants.
* What type of dental implants does the dentist offer?
* Does this implant dentist have partnerships with other dental specialists so that all of your dental needs can be met? For instance you may need treatment for underlying gum problems or getting bone grafts and fitting you with dental crowns. This will need other dental specialists apart from the implants specialist.
* Can this implants dentist work with your dental insurance plan?
Select a implant dentist with an in-depth knowledge gained through proper training and also has prior experience with all aspects of the dental implant treatment. Dental implant procedure consists of two surgical and restorative parts.
The first part is performed by a dental surgeon, like an oral surgeon or a periodontist. The second component is usually the job of a laboratory technician.
Dental implants are becoming more sophisticated and the restorative dentist has gained more importance and he/she usually places the dental implant.
Any number of dentists are claiming to be implants dentists after attending training courses but many lack the skill, expertise and training needed to be a successful implants dentists. Implants dentist need to get specially trained to perform dental implants, to perform bone grafts, to treat for rejections, implanting titanium or other newer and advanced implants, placing dental crowns and so on.
If the implants are not performed correctly the patient faces the risk of implant failure which can be both costly and painful mistake for the patient. So, to minimize the risks and having a successful dental implant procedure it is imperative to choose the right implants dentist.
Bradley J Engle, DMD MHS
5659 Naples Blvd
Naples, FL 34109
Tel: (239) 593-2178
Fax: (239) 593-2179