How to Choose a Dental Implant Provider
The decision to have a dental implant procedure done is a very progressive one and one that can impact your life greatly. Dental implants allow you to leave your dentures and dental bridges at home and get out and enjoy the life you were meant to have. Having a dental implant procedure affects every patient’s life in a different and exciting way, but the possibilities for better health and self-esteem are nearly endless.
Dental implants are at the top of modern dental technology, providing patients with the healthiest, most durable, and most comfortable option for tooth replacement available to date. Sure, the choice to undergo the dental implant procedure can be a tough one as the recovery can be extensive, but results are worth the weight. As with any type of major life decision, there are a number of steps to be followed in order for to see that decision through to the end.
The first step? Finding a dental implant provider.
Dr. Mandel and the team here at Ben Mandel DDS are excited to be this for you. We are dedicated to providing our patients with the comfort, support and structure that each and everyone deserves when going into a life changing procedure. For us, this includes being able to answer any and every question for every patient, regardless of whether they will be receiving the procedure from us or another provider. We believe that you should always come first, that is why we have created a page full of helpful hints and tips that may aid you in your venture to find a dental implant provider.
WHEN LOOKING FOR A PROVIDER ALWAYS ASK QUESTIONS
As a potential patient, the first thing you should do is ask questions and the second thing you should do is be conscious of how that provider welcomes your questions. If the provider you are speaking with makes you feel uncomfortable for asking all the questions you have, you probably want to take your business elsewhere. Your body and your wallet are the only things in jeopardy going into any procedure, so getting all of your questions answered should be your top priority.
At Ben Mandel DDS, we understand that in most cases patients just want to know that what they are getting themselves into is worth the risk, which is why our staff is trained and committed to answering all your questions, and welcoming you to our practice with open arms.
Amongst all the question you already have, we encourage you to ask a couple more specific questions to ensure you are in the best, most capable hands. We’ve put together a sample list of questions we think every patient should ask prior to receiving any sort of life changing procedure.
“WHAT KIND OF TRAINING HAVE YOU HAD?”
This is the first question you should ask any type of care provider, especially a potential dental implant provider. Choosing who will be your provider should never just come down to experience level, but that doctors qualification should always assure you that they are more than capable of providing you with the level of care you need and deserve.
In general, dentists will have some information about the education and training they received on their website for potential patients to view, but asking in person should be a priority on your list.
Our own Dr. Ben Mandel, for example, was named diplomat status by the Academy of Osseointegration on February 10, 1993 where he focuses on studying the relationship between oral health and whole body wellness. He has over 35 years of experience!
“ARE THERE ANY BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES AVAILABLE TO LOOK AT?”
A dentist that takes any pride in his/her work will almost always have pictures of the work they have done out on display, or available by request. Dr. Mandel, for example, is very proud of his work and have tons of beautiful before and after pictures available in the office and on this website for you to look at and admire!
“HOW LONG WILL THE ENTIRE DENTAL IMPLANTS PROCESS TAKE?”
This question might seem like a no-brainer now, but so many patients forget when they speak with a provider in person. Recovery time can be different for every patient, and the only person who will be able to give you an accurate read on how long your recovery might take will be your doctor, during your private consultation. This doesn’t mean that you can’t get a rough estimate of the lengthiness of your procedure from our dental implants process page though.
“HOW MANY SUCCESSFUL DENTAL IMPLANT CASES HAS THE DENTIST COMPLETED?”
How many successful dental implant procedures your dental provider has done should be a great source of pride for the provider and practice as a whole, which means asking this question should be a no-brainer. As dentists, it is our job, first and foremost to take care of people’s smiles.
If your dentist can’t tell you how many smiles they have taken care of, you might want to reconsider where you go for your procedure.
We hope that these sample questions make you think of a few other important details you want to ask your provider, and we welcome you to ask Dr. Mandel all these questions in person. Dr. Mandel’s only goal is to help get you the smile you’ve always dreamed of, and would love to sit down with you at a no-risk consultation today.
If it happens that you choose to forgo your dental implant journey with Dr. Mandel then we would like to be the first to welcome you to the Ben Mandel DDS family!