Not all dentists can provide dental implants procedure, but only a few who have specialization in this filed can carry out this procedure. Therefore, you need to find the right dentist with proper skills and credentials, who do this procedure successfully.
Following are the tips for selecting the right implant dentist.
- Is he properly trained
In order to get proper skills in this procedure, the dentist must undergo following additional training.
- The dentist must have training in implant surgery and restoration
- Dentist must have advanced degree in general dentistry
- Undergone rigorous hospital experience of 3 to 6 years.
There are few dentists without any formal training may also show interest to do dental implants. In that case, you should not hesitate to ask about their training details.
- Associate membership
Make sure that the dentist is associated member of following professional body, which will ensure that he is a good dentist.
- American Dental Association
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- American College of Prosthodontists
- American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- American Academy of Periodontology
- Before and After Photos
You can ask the dentist to show the before and after photographs of his few cases.
- Read reviews
You must read customer reviews from both online as well as off line as sometimes online reviews cannot be trusted
- Check the equipment and technologies
Make sure that the dentist uses advanced technology method and have equipment like intraoral cameras, digital X-rays, dental lasers and chair side monitors. You can also ask the dentist about the kind of anesthesia or sedation he offers.
Do you feel comfortable after visiting the office and the clinic of the dentist? Do you think that he can give you reply to all your questions satisfactorily?
- Ask for written treatment plan
Before agreeing to get treatment, you must get a written treatment plan from the dentist so that you can know how much time will be needed to complete the treatment.
- Second opinion
You must also take a second opinion from any other equally competent dentist
- Payment options
Number of insurance company covers the dental implant procedure. Besides that, you should prefer the dentist who is ready to accept credit card mode of payment.
After dental implants you may need to make a number of visits, so you must make sure that the dentist is located in nearby area.
By following the above tips, you may choose the right dentist.