10 Questions to Ask Before Getting Dental Implants
Dental implants can be an ideal tooth replacement solution for anyone who suffers from missing or decaying teeth as a result of gum disease, injury or tooth decay, but it is important to have the procedure completed by a board-certified specialist with the years of training and experience in placing dental implants. In doing your preliminary research, here are 10 common questions to ask your dentist before getting dental implants:
Is your dentist a board-certified specialist?
Any general practice dentist can call him or herself a “dental implantologist” or so-called expert in dental implants, but only board-certified prosthodontists have the three years of post-graduate training and experience in prosthetic dentistry procedures, such as dental implants. Dr. Darian Kaar at Advanced Dentistry is a board-certified prosthodontist with the additional years of rigorous training and experience needed to be able to handle any possible situation that may arise during a dental implant procedure and provide stunning results.
How many years of experience does your dentist have in placing dental implants?
Experience is vital when it comes to dental implant placements, and it is important to know how many years of experience your dentist has in placing dental implants. Dr. Kaar has the extensive years of training and clinical experience in placing dental implants and has been successfully placing dental implants since 2002.
How frequent does your dentist place dental implants?
In addition to knowing how long your dentist has been placing dental implants, it is also important to know how many procedures your dentist completes successfully each year to get a more complete understanding of his or her expertise. Dr. Kaar has placed more than 100 dental implants each year since his practice began, so you can rest assured that he can successfully handle even the most complex implant procedure or treatment plan that arises.
What training does your dentist have that is specific to dental implants?
As scary as it seems, many dentists today can simply take a weekend course on dental implant placements or purchase a kit and call themselves experts; however, none of these one or two day workshops can replace the years of specialty training and experience that is earned by a board-certified prosthodontist, so it is important to seek out this qualification first and foremost to know that your dentist has the training needed to successfully handle your dental implants safely and effectively.
Is your implant dentist committed to continuing education?
In addition to his extensive post-graduate training, Dr. Kaar is committed to staying on the cutting edge of the industry through continuing education. Not only does he participate in ongoing dental health training and extensive research in the field, he even taught courses in dentistry as well. In addition to being a board-certified prosthodontist, Dr. Kaar is also a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and a fellow at the American College of Prosthodontics, where he continues to stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in the field.
Does your dentist offer a full examination and dental implant treatment plan?
In order to develop the most suitable and comprehensive dental implant treatment for each patient, a full examination, including an oral exam, x-rays and CT scan is an essential preliminary step. At Advanced Dentistry, we offer a full consultation and examination before recommending a treatment plan that is right for you.
Does your dentist have a good track record of happy dental implant patients?
Patients at Advanced Dentistry are thrilled with their experience and the results they get from their dental implants at Advanced Dentistry, but don’t take our word for it, check out our client testimonials and success stories here.
What technology does your dentist use to diagnose and treat your dental conditions?
Like many industries, advancements in dental technology is ever-evolving. Advanced Dentistry is a high-tech dental practice that utilizes top-of-the-line equipment and the latest proven dental implant techniques available. From intra oral cameras to time-efficient digital x-rays, our cutting-edge technology ensures our customers get the highest quality treatments with the utmost comfort and care.
What dental materials does your dentist use?
The types of materials used for your dental implants is an important component of your overall dental implant experience and longevity and appearance of the implants themselves. At Advanced Dentistry, we use sturdy and biocompatible titanium dental implants with crowns and prosthetics available in a range of high-quality dental materials that should last a lifetime with the right care.
What is the success rate of your dentist’s dental implant placements?
A seasoned dental implant professional should have a high success rate in placing dental implants and providing the full range of treatment that may be needed before dental implants can be placed. Haphazard or unskilled dental implant placement can lead to inflammation or problems down the road, so it is important to understand just how skilled and knowledgeable your dentist is in placing dental implants. At Advanced Dentistry, we pride ourselves on having a 98% success rate in placing dental implants for our patients, so you can rest assured you are getting the best care with us.
Contact us today if you would like to schedule your initial consultation and find out firsthand why Advanced Dentistry is considered one of the top dental implant centers in Dallas.