Not Choosing Their Dentist Carefully
Your Savannah implant dentist will make a huge difference in the eventual results you achieve with your dental implants. While it’s true that dental implants have a very high success rate overall, the success rate does vary among dentists. Taking the time to choose your implant dentist carefully is important.
The three most common mistakes we see when people choose an implant dentist are:
- Just sticking with their current dentist
- Choosing the closest dentist
- Choosing the cheapest dentist
We understand the temptation to just keep working with your current dentist. You know them, and they do good work with checkups, cleaning, and the odd filling. However, it’s important to understand that dental implants are something entirely different. If your current dentist isn’t highly qualified to place and restore dental implants, you should look for someone who is.
Another similar problem is that people choose the closest implant dentist. This might seem convenient if you have to make numerous trips for adjustment, repair, and replacement of implants. However, this isn’t as important as you might think. Properly placed and well-maintained dental implants might go years between adjustments and repairs. Don’t commit yourself to numerous trips–choose a dentist who might make these trips unnecessary, even if it means traveling across town–or across the country.
Another big issue is that people sometimes choose a dentist based on price. Choosing a cheap dentist now can be expensive in the long run. Start by narrowing down to only the most qualified implant dentists. Then if there’s a price difference between them, you can choose the cheaper of the fully qualified dentists.