Dental implants can be a complicated procedure, requiring extensive training and study to be able to place them correctly. Choosing dental implants to replace your missing teeth is only the first step, and the next is to find a competent implant provider that can restore your smile professionally and realistically. We understand that the possibilities available for patients like you can seem difficult to navigate. In response, we have compiled a list of common questions that you should consider while researching potential implant providers.
You don’t want to drive for hours for a dental implant provider outside of your city, especially since dental implants treatments often require multiple visits over the course of a few months. Consider the distance between your home and the provider’s practice: is it within walking distance? Driving? If you utilize public transportation, is it easy to reach the practice that way?
Also consider how their facility looks, such as the cleanliness, in-office technology, and information availability with the front staff, etc.
We understand when patients may hesitate at the potential cost of their dental implant treatment, but rest assured that a good dental implant provider will have the financing options available to give you the most affordable treatment possible. You can address your tooth loss more quickly, and save money from further treatments from complications down the road.
For example, here at Armin Abron, DDS, MS, PLLC, our experienced team will be happy to assist you with filing and following-up with dental insurance claims. For those without dental insurance, we accept major credit cards and can implement an open account payment plan with our practice. We also offer third-party financing services through CareCredit and Citi Health Financial.
A good dental implant provider will evaluate their patient thoroughly before recommending dental implants. In addition, you may not realize that certain types of dental implants are available to you: single implants, implant-supported bridges, and implant-supported dentures are just a few examples. A good provider will take several scans of your teeth and jaw, in order to intimately understand your oral anatomy and safeness of the procedure to come. They also check for any bone deterioration, gum disease, and if any supplemental procedures will be needed to remedy these areas.
Having a background in implant study is vital to the process. While weekend courses are available for providers, taking a single course is not enough to be deemed an expert. Research the background experience and training of your potential provider: what do they specialize in? What courses have they taken, or accredited institutions have they attended?
Memberships and associations can also be key to understanding your provider’s background. Does your potential provider maintain active memberships in local to national organizations related to their field? Do they keep up-to-date on the latest implant technique and technology?
Speaking of technology, the field of dental implants evolves every year. Ask your provider if they keep up with these changes, such as surgical techniques, 3D CT scanning, digitally-guided implant placement, and more. Also inquire if their staff has been trained on these new machines as well, or what a typical appointment would be like.
Now that you have examples of what to look for in a competent implant provider, come see what makes Armin Abron, DDS, MS, PLLC stand out from other providers. We treat our patients like family here in Washington, DC, and are driven to restore your smile with beautifully crafted dental implants.
Dr. Amrin Abron
1712 I Street, NW
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