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Having a lot of questions after hearing 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 implantologist in-house, we’ve been able to see thousands of dental implants get placed. 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? Because having two providers for the procedure can lead to miscommunication between the parties.
The miscommunication can occur if the surgical dentist places the implant incorrectly to the degree where the general dentist cannot accurately situate the crown. Having only one provider do both parts of the treatment reduces the risk of miscommunication.
Does your dental implant provider have the proper training?
An essential question, as with any profession, is where did the service provider get his or her training and how? In the case of our dental implant dentist, she is a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists and a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics!
This means Dr. Allen has undergone years of extensive training for these procedures. Going to a specialist ensures both quality and safety when it comes to this type of treatment option.
What is your experience in providing dental implants?
On the subject of experience, it is also crucial to know what their common experience with dental implants is. What do we mean by this? It’s simply to inquire how often 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’s vital to inform your dentist about your specific needs during treatment.
Moreover, it’s important to let your provider know about any underlying health conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, or of any medications you may be taking. These conditions may affect the longevity of the implant.
While some specialists are capable of handling more difficult cases, other doctors may refer them out. This is why it’s crucial to inform your dentist of any condition so he or she 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 to ask whether you will have access to your specialist after the procedure. Let’s pretend the treatment turned out all well, but two days later you notice a suture has come off.
Will you be able to contact your dental implant provider at that point? How accessible are they? Do you email, text, or call them? This last question is by far the most important one, because having accessibility to your doctor after treatment is critical.