TOP 10 THINGS TO CONSIDER
when choosing dental implants
You owe it to yourself to be well informed
1 Dentist’s implant qualifications, experience and reputation
- Qualified? A post graduate diploma or MSc in implant dentistry is generally recommended
- Experience? Age is immaterial, mileage is not. How many implants do they place monthly?
- Reputation? Do they receive lots of referrals from other dentists, including those who place implants?
Dedicated purely to implants, the DentalCarePlus implant dentists have an MSc or an industry recognised advanced implant dentistry diploma, placing an average of 50 implants a month. They have placed over 50,000 implants and treated over 10,000 patients.
2 Dentist’s bone augmentation experience and training
To ensure that implants are safely / securely placed, a bone augmentation is sometimes required.
Our implant dentists carry out the full range of bone augmentation procedures, so they don’t need to refer you out to another practice elsewhere.
3 Dentist’s experience in managing complications
Your implant dentist needs to be well-equipped to deal with any rare post-placement issues that may arise.
Our implant dentists are experienced in complex remedial treatment have built up a good relationship with local dentists, receiving lots of referrals for this treatment.
4 Technology and equipment
Placing implants accurately and ensuring there is sufficient bone is critical to long term treatment success, facilitated by the appropriate technology and equipment.
5 Dentist’s choice of implant and bone materials
For a predictable outcome and the best possible long term result, implants and bone materials need a good track record, with proper evidential support and research.
Cost doesn’t always equate to quality – most brands are comparable, though levels of marketing can over-inflate prices.
6 Sterilisation / Decontamination protocols
Sterilisation processes and procedures need to be in place and of a high standard.
DentalCarePlus dentists turn their surgeries into a ‘mini operating theatre’ for all surgical procedures.
7 Dentist’s restoration experience and training
After your implant and any bone augmentation have been completed, the next step is to place the ‘restoration’ – the bit you see in your mouth which includes the abutment, the crown, bridge or denture. The appearance of your restoration is as important as how well it functions.
DentalCarePlus clinicians have extensive training and experience in placing restorations.
8 Dental laboratory technician’s experience
Your new ‘tooth’ or bridge is made in a laboratory and must be aesthetically and functionally right. If is not made correctly, implants or restorations can fail.
9 Can dental implant treatment be done ‘on the cheap’?
Yes. Can it be done well, taking the above into account? No. The investment needed for training, high-quality resources and materials, the latest technology, using reputable technicians and strict sterilisation processes all need to be incorporated into the fee you pay.
Taking all of the above into account, DentalCarePlus are exceptional value for money.
10 Overseas ‘Dental tourism’
Any potential cost savings may be outweighed by complications. There are also your post-treatment aftercare appointments to consider. Why go abroad when you can get high quality, good value for money treatment in the UK?
Come and talk to us at one of our seven conveniently located dental implant clinics.