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How to Choose a Dental Implant Specialist

August 15, 2013

By: Dr. Colin Richman

Dental implants are a significant and worthwhile investment in your oral health. If everything goes as expected, the implants can serve as replacement teeth for several decades. Understandably, it’s important to do your homework when choosing a dental implant specialist.

A periodontist is a good choice for dental implant treatment because that specialty requires extensive knowledge of problems of the gums and the underlying bone structures. Both of these aspects of oral health are essential to long-term dental implant success.

Patients considering dental implants should also explore several other characteristics that are related to positive treatment outcomes.

Consistency – A good dental implant specialist should produce consistent results, with the appliances performing as expected with proper care. Ask the specialist about success rate among patients. The dental implant specialist also should be able to produce photos of positive results from previous procedures.

Responsibility – Dental implant providers must be knowledgeable in all aspects of treatment. Our staff is thoroughly trained in all of the surgical techniques utilized in dental implant placement. We collaborate as a team and involve patients in the process.

Accountability – The dental implant specialist should stand behind the work completed. In addition to providing proof of past success, the office should give you its policy for addressing any post-operative problems with the devices if they arise. That policy should strive for a fair and timely resolution to any issues.

Initiative – Dental implant technology is always evolving, and we are committed to keeping track of the latest enhancements in the devices themselves and the techniques used to place them.

Communication – The patient is the central focus of the treatment plan, so it’s also important for the dental implant specialist to communicate effectively with you and involve you in decisions regarding your care. Ideally, you will get a sense for this at your initial consultation.

Your decision regarding your dental implant specialist is not one to be taken lightly. Our professional, friendly staff will be happy to help you set up your initial consultation. Call 770-442-1010 to schedule your visit.

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