When it comes to dental implants, the cheapest option isn’t always the best option. Like any other medical procedure, you’re trusting a professional to place something in your body and expecting it to last a while. However, when faced with what’s often a high price point, many patients begin to look for a less expensive option that gets them the same quality of care. However, these lower prices often mean you’re compromising the quality, longevity, and success of your care.
Rather than focusing on a price point, here’s the top three reasons why patients should look at a dentist’s experience instead of final cost.
Record of Success
In implant dentistry, the saying “practice makes perfect” is incredibly accurate. Dentists who’ve spent years placing and restoring dental implants have helped countless patients replace missing or severely damaged teeth. Likewise, implant dentists are more likely to have invested in dental implant-specific continuing education courses and technologies.
Treatment Options for Failure
While implant failure is rare, it can still happen. The difference in whether or not failure will permanently impact your dentition often comes down to the proactive treatment plan put in place by your dentist. In addition to having a much lower failure rate (2.4% by some estimates), specialists who’ve placed hundreds of implants are able to instinctively identify the warning signs and provide appropriate treatment before significant damage occurs.
While dental implants are fairly straight forward, every treatment plan is developed specifically for every patient’s unique smile. Experienced implant specialists have seen and created strategies for treating different causes of tooth loss and ongoing dental conditions. Chances are that they’ve seen a case similar to yours and have the experience and knowledge needed to develop a tailored treatment for your smile.
Need help Choosing an Implant Dentist? Let us Help!
While the choice of who to choose as your implant specialist is ultimately up to you, doing your research and exploring your options are important parts that shouldn’t be overlooked. For questions about what to look for in a dental implant dentist, contact Dr. Keith Bram for a consultation. Our teams in Chicago, St. Charles, and Elgin are more than happy to guide you through the implant process as well as answer your questions about paying for dental implant treatment. Call us today!