Top 10 Questions to Ask About Dental Implants
Dental Implants in Sydney are a fantastic treatment for patients that are missing one or more teeth or who are going to lose their teeth. The look, feel, and functionality of dental implants are the closest thing you can get to your natural teeth. However, having dental implants placed is a surgery that you should take very seriously.
Whether you are considering using your general dentist or an oral surgeon, you should ask these ten questions:
1. What is your training?
Specialists have an additional 2-4 years of dental school university training.
2. How long have you been doing this procedure?
Be very careful, as some dentists take weekend courses to expand the services they offer. Don’t forget there’s no substitute for experience.
3. How many dental implants have you placed?
You want to hear the word “thousands” in this answer.
4. What is your success rate with dental implants in Sydney?
It should be at least 95%.
5. How long does the procedure take?
It should be no more than 30 to 60 minutes.
6. Do you use a CT scan and 3D imaging software?
This technology assesses bone structure and identifies the best sites for dental implant placement while avoiding vital structures like the sinus and nerves.
7.How many surgeries will this take?
You should know ahead of time how many individual surgeries this will require and in many cases it may be advantageous to get a second opinion.
8. How many months will it take from start to finish?
Some doctors will load the implants the same day, some load them progressively, and some load them after 4-6 months. There are reasons for each of these and each can be appropriate depending on your situation.
Many dentists hold themselves out as dental implant specialists. You need to screen them very carefully before entrusting them with this surgical procedure.
Author Bio: Having graduated from Adelaide University over 30 years ago, Dr Anaf has considerable experience and expertise in dentistry. You can find more about Dr. Anaf at http://www.dentalimplantscost.com.au/