Dental implants are the best long lasting tooth replacement solution available. They look and feel like natural teeth and you maintain them just like real teeth. To get the full benefit from dental implants, however, you need to entrust your procedure to the right doctor.
What to Look For
Technology is very important in making the implant process as efficient and low-risk as possible. That is why you should see a dentist who has invested in 3D CT can imaging. The machine takes a 3D image of your skull to produce highly detailed images of of the teeth, jaw and surrounding soft tissues. These images help the dentist to precisely plan the dental implant placement surgery.
Much like a hip replacement, dental implant surgery is a major operation whereby metal is placed in the bone and will fuse with natural bone to maintain normal function. Many dentists lack the extensive education and training required to make sure your dental implant surgery is a success. It’s important to select a dentist who has a thorough knowledge of all aspects of dental implants.
An experienced dentist should have a history of continually placing implants every month. The dentist should devote much of the practice to th e dental implant procedure. The dentist should devote a large portion of their time to the placement, maintenance and repair of dental implants. This experience will give them the knowledge when it comes to evaluating your specific conditions and providing the best guidance and care for your individual needs.
Don’t hesitate to ask your dentist for patient reviews and testimonials. Do some research and check out their reviews on Google and Facebook.
Questions to Consider
Before getting dental implants, you will want to ask questions that help you understand your options, if implants are right for you, and what you can expect before, during, and after the procedure.
- What dental implant training have you undergone?
- Where did you receive your dental implant education?
- Are you continuing with your education (seminars, courses)?
- Do you have case studies and/or before and after images of past patients?
- Do you have patient reviews and testimonials?
- Will all the work be completed in house?
- How long will the dental implant process take?
- Do you offer sedation dentistry?
- Do you offer 3D imaging?
- What technology will be used during my surgery?
In the end you want someone who is competent and trustworthy. Someone who can do the job right and handle complications should they arise.
Sedation and Implant Dentistry of Tehachapi has an extensively trained dental implant providerm Dr. Jose Sanchez. Dr. Sanchez has trained with some of the most experienced doctors in the field and holds the following designations:
Fellow of International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Fellow of Global Dental Implant Academy
Fellow of Misch International Implant Institute
Give us a call at (661) 822-3727 for an appointment. You’ll be happy you did.