Today’s article is for individuals who have decided to replace a tooth with an implant. Great choice!
Now you need to choose a dental implant dentist to execute the procedure.
This is an essential decision. A dental implant is permanent. It involves oral surgery. It requires a significant financial investment. Making a bad choice of provider can lower your chances for success.
Here are the important factors to consider:
- How many years has the dentist been performing implants?
- How many dental implants has he/she done?
- How many years has the dentist been practicing dentistry?
Online reviews are a great resource. Former patients not only give a star rating, but some of them also share details about their experience. Check out the reviews for any dentist you are contemplating. Visit multiple online platforms.
A modern dental practice with the latest technology helps ensure a successful outcome. When you visit the office, ask about their patient amenities. Observe the cleanliness of the office and the friendliness of the team.
What About the Price?
You may wonder why we didn’t list price as one of the factors. This was intentional. Choosing an implant dentist by price alone is a bad idea. In the Lake Ozark area, most implant dentists’ prices are comparable. If you find a provider that has slashed the price for implants, be wary. Find out exactly what is covered. A dental implant consists of a post, abutment, and crown (or denture). Some implant-only clinics advertise the price for the post alone. This is misleading.