What to look for when choosing a dental implant specialist?

Those of you who have planning have dental implants; the most important decision is your choice of implant dentist/specialist. You should make sure which questions you ask and the dentist you choose will make you feel comfortable and secure. Choosing the right dentist will help you get the best possible results from the implant procedure.

How to choose a dental implant specialist ?

As with any major surgical procedures, your dental implant procedure will start with a consultation with your periodontist. After discussing your expectations from the operation, your dentist will evaluate all of the problems that may affect your eligibility for the procedure, your chances of recovery, and the long-term success of your implants. During this consultation, be sure to ask any questions you need to ask about the procedure. Your dentist will want to know if you are taking some medications, such as those used to treat osteoporosis – which may make it difficult for you to recover or may cause other problems after the procedure. Be sure the dentist can answer all your questions and make you feel comfortable and confident. In addition, looking at the before and after pictures of the previous work of the dentist will also help. Contact previous patients if at all possible. The recommendation of someone who has already had implants is very valuable.

Determining whether you are eligible for implant treatment

There are some cases that may affect your eligibility for implant treatment. In some cases, your dentist can help you identify an alternative treatment that can overcome these problems. If there are problems that cannot be overcome, unfortunately this means that you are not a suitable candidate for implant treatment. Your dentist should be honest with you in such situations.

Some situations that may affect your eligibility for implants include:

  • Smoking
  • Gum disease
  • Lack of bone mass in the jaw
  • Diabetes
  • Immune system disorder
  • Using some medications

Even if you have any of these problems, you should still consult your dentist to determine if the implants are appropriate for you. Some treatments, such as bone graft or pre-treatment for gum disease, may lead to successful implant progression.

Contact our clinic with our team of skilled and experienced dentists to schedule an appointment and learn more about this procedure.