Whenever you make the decision to go forward with dental implants, it is important that you fully trust your dentist. But if you’re new to the area, your current dentist doesn’t provide implants or you just need a new one, how do you know you can trust them? Today we’ll give you 3 things to look for to help you determine the trustworthiness of the clinic and doctor that you choose.
There’s just no substitute for experience. However, while of course, it’s assuring to know that a dentist has been in practice for over a decade, dental implants are a specialized skill area all their own. When completing your consultation, you should ask the dentist the following questions:
Unfortunately, many dentists and oral surgeons that advertise implant treatment actually have little experience with them. Watch for the ones that claim the best dental implants in the area, yet haven’t actually placed very many.
Many oral surgeons and dentists only offer a certain number of the required steps for the dental implant process. In example: the doctor may provide your initial consultation, needed extractions, and implant placement, but they have to refer you to a prosthodontist for measurements before your surgery. They may also outsource the actual construction of your dental implants to an undisclosed lab in some far away city – some even send your teeth to China.
If you’re told that it will take weeks or even months after your implants are placed to get your new teeth, it’s time to select a different dentist. You should never be expected to live with dental implant jutting out of your gums – especially not for endless weeks on end. A dentist you can trust will provide you with a temporary set of teeth if necessary. Remember that it can also take several months for your mouth to adjust to your new dental implants and you generally won’t be able to get your final set of teeth until then – no one wants to wait that long in order to have teeth that they can smile with, and they shouldn’t have to.
Another huge plus to consider is whether or not the dentist you choose offers sedation and if so, what kind. Dr. Chris Ward specializes in dental implants and offers iv sedation, an option that sets his practice apart from all others in the area. Whether you’re in Tulsa, Sand Springs, Broken Arrow, Claremore or surrounding cities, Exclusively Implants can improve your quality of life through implant dentistry.
Contact us today to meet the top dental implant choice for the Tulsa area. Voted one of ‘The Best of the Best’ by Oklahoma Magazine for the past five years, with his vast amount of experience and training, Dr. Ward can restore the health, beauty, and function of your smile. Visit our website or call us today to schedule your implant consultation with Dr. Ward and begin improving your quality of life today!