Congratulations on deciding to fix your smile with dental implants! We know that choosing to fix your smile is a big life decision that will bring you much happiness. However, picking the right practice to get your new dental implants can be a difficult process. With so many questions and options available, it is hard to know where to turn. To help, we’ve written some important tips to help you narrow down the decision.
Dental Implant Qualifications
Before deciding on where to get your dental implants, it is very important to research the qualifications of your potential specialist.
We recommend choosing someone that is a certified prosthodontist. For example, someone from the American College of Prosthodontist. Prosthodontists are the best of the best when it comes to professional dental implant procedures. They have access to the best training and technology available when it comes to dental implants. A certified prosthodontist will make sure your new smile is done correctly.
Many general dentists will also claim to have the capability to perform dental implant procedures. However, it is important to choose someone that isn’t “figuring it out” when working on your new smile. All too often patients come to us needing their implants corrected, all because their original dentist made a mistake the first time.
How Important Is Experience?
Is it very important to ask about the experience of the prosthodontist handling your new smile. We recommend finding someone with multiple years of experience under their belt, since every smile and situation is unique. An experienced prosthodontist will be better equipped to make sure you get the exact treatment you need. After all, you don’t want someone without experience to be working on something as sensitive as your teeth!
What About Dental Implant Pricing?
One the most common questions we hear is, “how much do dental implants cost?” We understand it is important to find an affordable price, but we also urge patients to not simply go with the cheapest option. For example, you may hear about people going outside of the United States to get their dental implants. This is a very risky thing to do! Dentists outside of the U.S. are NOT held to the same standards as those in America, so it is very difficult to determine if your implants will be of true quality.
To help our patients, we offer tremendous financing options that will make it easy for you to afford your new smile. We’re very open about pricing, but every smile is different. To help determine the cost of dental implants, please schedule a consultation.
What about a warranty on my new implants?
You have your brand-new smile, but what about if there are issues down the road? For those looking to make the investment in dental implants, we highly recommend choosing a practice that backs their work with a strong warranty. It is important for prosthodontists to stand by their service, so be weary if they do not offer any sort of long-term warranty. To learn more about our warranty, please give us a call today.