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Having a lot of questions after hearing that you need a dental implant is completely normal. Here at Dallas Dental Arts, we’re here to inform you of what questions you need to ask your dental implant provider to make sure you aren’t being overcharged or seeing the wrong doctor. We’re here to offer complete transparency and provide you with the correct questions to ask your dental surgeon. The first being if your implantologist will also be placing the crown.
Will you be doing both the surgery and placing the crown?
Having an implangtologist in-house; we have been able to see thousands of dental implants being placed. This being said, we strongly believe it is best to choose a provider who does both the surgical part of the treatment and the placement of the crown. Why? Having two providers for the procedure can cause miscommunication amongst both parties.
The miscommunication can be seen if the surgical dentist places the implant incorrectly to the degree where the general dentist cannot place the crown accurately. Having only one provider doing the two parts of the treatment eliminates the risk of miscommunication.
Does your dental implant provider have the proper training?
An important question, like with any profession, if where did the service provider get there training or how did they get their training? In the case of our dental implant dentist, she is a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists and a Diplomat of the American Board of Prosthodontics! Meaning she has undergone years of extensive training for these type of procedures. Going to a specialists ensure both quality and safety when it comes to these type of treatment option.
What is your experience in providing dental implants?
On the subject of experience, it is important what their common experience with dental implants is. What do we mean by this? It’s simply asking how common do they treat for dental implants? Once a day? Week? Month? You want to make sure your provider can adjust to any complications with ease and comfort.
What about me?
All cases are unique, just like your smile. That is why it is important to inform your dentist about your specific needs during treatment. Moreover, it is important to inform your provider of any underlying health conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, or of any medication you may be taking. Having these conditions may affect the longevity of the implant. While some specialists are capable of handling more difficult cases, some doctors may refer them out. This is why it’s crucial to inform your dentist of any condition so they can properly assess you and give you the right treatment plan.
Will I have access to you after the treatment is done?
Last but not least, is asking if you will have access to your specialist after the procedure. Let’s pretend the procedure turned out all well, but two days later you notice that a suture has come off, will you be able to contact your dental implant provider right at that moment? How accessible are they? Do you email, text, or call them? This last question is by far the most important one as having accessibility to your doctor after treatment is important.