Dental Tips Blog

Sep
18

Who Should Place Your Dental Implant?

Posted in Dental Implants

When you get a dental implant, it’s meant to be there for life. They’re not a temporary commitment! From treatment planning, to the procedure, to maintenance, you want the best care available.

How can you find a great dental implant provider? Begin your search with these tips.

Start with Your Dentist

Did you know that many dentists have training in implant placement technique?

Even if your own dentist doesn’t place implants, he or she may work closely with another specialist in the area. Another dentist or oral surgeon can place the implant and then have the patient visit the general dentist to have a quality crown crafted for the implant.

Your own dentist is most familiar with your dental needs and how they relate to your overall health. Consulting with your dentist is a good way to go about finding out whether an implant is right for you. Next, he or she will make reliable recommendations for other specialists you can see.

Do Your Research

After collecting the names of some recommended providers, go online to research their:

  • Experience
  • Credentials
  • Training
  • Patient reviews

Ask Questions!

Don’t be shy! When contacting an office for implant therapy you can ask some important questions to find out whether it’s worth a visit. Even at an implant consultation you should feel comfortable enough to freely ask questions and express your concerns.

Some great questions to ask include:

  • How many successful implant placement procedures have you done?
  • What are the benefits and risks of the treatment you recommend?
  • What kind of anesthesia is available during the procedure?
  • What steps are included in the treatment process?

Find out more by scheduling a visit to your local dentist.

Posted on behalf of:
Milton Dental Specialists
13075 Hwy 9, Suite 110
Milton, GA 30004
(770) 521-2100

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