You deserve the best implants possible.
The best implants. It’s what you expect. And you should. It’s your mouth, your oral health, your money, and your time at stake. But how do you ensure that you get the best dental implants you can? There are a lot of places to get a dental implant. There’s no shortage of private dental practices that will advertise low cost dental implants on their websites and in their direct mail. Oral surgeons are also abundant, claiming that their expensive costs ensure superior care. Then there’s the corporate dental practices, which boast that their resources mean that you will get the safest and most predictable dental implant surgery in their offices. These trust that their marketing and brand recognition will make you comfortable with their pricing, which is often highest of all.
But how do you really know who to trust? How do you navigate through all of these messages to find the provider that’s right for you? Here are 5 factors to consider that will help you get the best implants you can.
1. The Dentist’s Experience (With Dental Implants) Matters
There’s no substitute for experience. However, while it’s always assuring to know that a dentist has been practicing for over a decade, dental implants are an area of skill all their own. You should ask the dentist you’re consulting with the following questions:
- How long have they been placing dental implants?
- Approximately how many implants have they placed?
- Are they able to place a variety of different sizes? Mini implants? Traditional?
- Where did you learn how to place dental implants?
- Are they able to place dental implants the same day as extractions? (Note that not everyone is healthy enough to get same day extractions and implants, but the dentist should nonetheless be able to perform this procedure for those that are.)
Many dentists and oral surgeons who advertise implant treatment in their practices have little experience with them. Be wary of doctors who claim the best dental implants but who haven’t placed very many and/or only place one type/size.
2. Surgery Should be Minimally Invasive
With a truly skilled dental implants dentist, implant placement should be minimally invasive. This means that the implants should be gently rotated into a tiny pinhole in your gum and jaw bone. This method lessens pain and leads to faster healing time. If the dentist you’re talking with doesn’t offer minimally invasive surgery (or uses flaps to place dental implants), find another dental implant office. The best implants will likely be elsewhere.
3. Every Step of Your Care Should be Available From One Location
Here’s a really important factor when looking for the best implants you can get. So many dentists and oral surgeons only offer a certain number of the steps required in the dental implant process. For instance, they may provide your initial consultation, extractions, and implant placement, but they may have to send you to a prosthodontist for measurements before and/or after your surgery. They also may outsource the construction of your new teeth to a faraway lab (a lot of practices would send your teeth to China).
Know this: your dental implant process should be taken care of in one location. One. If a dentist or oral surgeon can’t provide every step of your treatment in their office, then you need to find another dental implants office that will. The best implants experience is one with all of your treatment in one place. Going to multiple offices is inconvenient, costly to your time, and (usually) more costly monetarily.
4. You Shouldn’t Have to Go Without Teeth at Any Point In the Process
If your dentist tries to tell you that it will take weeks or months after your implants are placed to get new teeth placed on top of them, find another dentist. You shouldn’t ever have to walk around with dental implant jutting out of your gums. Ever. This is very important in getting the best implants. You also shouldn’t have to walk around toothless between your extractions and your implants (assuming same day extractions and implants aren’t an option for you). The dental implant dentist should provide you with a temporary set of teeth immediately after they place your dental implants. It can take a few months for your mouth to readjust to your new implants, and you won’t be able to get your final set of teeth until then. You really don’t want to wait that long in order to have teeth you can smile with, and you simply shouldn’t have to.
5. There Should Be Financing Options
Payment plans should be available for you to apply for. There should also be options available for you if you have sub-par credit. If you have really good credit, there should be options available for 0% financing. The best implants practices offer dental implant financing.
The Dental Implant Place passes all of these tests – and then some.
Our office has focused exclusively on dental implants treatment since 2007. We provide every step of the dental implant process in one location. Our dentist, Dr. Steve Brown, has placed over 8 thousand dental implants. He places every variety of implant, and he offers minimally invasive care. Dr. Brown is skilled in same day extractions and implants, and he will give you new implants and new teeth in one appointment. He’s so skilled, in fact, that dentist from across the country travel to our office to learn from him, so that they can improve the implant care they provide in their practices. We offer a variety of financing plans, including some at 0%. And these are just some of the advantages that The Dental Implant Place offers our patients.
Schedule your free consultation with us today to start your journey towards a better quality of life. With our office, your dental implant process can be predictable, safe, convenient, and affordable, and you can have a beautiful set of new teeth that could last you the rest of your life.