Choosing to go through the process of having dental implants placed is a big decision for any patient. It is of utmost importance that when researching a facility in which to have the surgery conducted, from start to finish, that you know the most important questions to ask. Knowing the right questions to ask will undoubtedly increase the probability of you making the right decision. In part one of a two part series on the top questions to ask when researching for your dental implants, we are going to discuss the top two questions which reference brand and appointments and travel.
Question #1 – Brand
What brand of dental implants do you use? How long has the brand been along?
The brand that your implant dentist uses for your dental implants has little to do with “appearances” and has everything to do with safety. Each brand uses unique tools to place, adjust and remove dental implants. It is important that the brand that is being used has been around for a long time and is a stable fixture in the dental implant space. This will help to ensure that if 20 years down the road if something goes wrong with your dental implant, you’ll have the tools available to make the needed adjustments.
Question #2 – Appointments and Travel
How many appointments should I expect and how many locations?
Some dental implant centers will appear to be less expensive, but there are extra costs that are not clear up front. For instance, some will refer the patient to separate offices to get scans, x-rays, and dental molds. Extra trips to various facilities can incur additional costs, not to mention hassle.
In part two of this series we’ll discuss credentials, success rate and the CT scan.