So, you’ve decided that you are sick and tired of your missing teeth and would like to pursue treatment with dental implants. First, we must say congratulations, as you’ve made a great decision that will benefit your quality of life for years to come. That said, your research is not yet done. For all the time you put into learning about dental implants, you must also put some time into figuring out which dentist you want to use to perform your implant treatment. In order to help you out on your quest to find the perfect implant dentist, we’ve gone ahead and gathered up some things you should consider when you are looking for the right practice for your needs.
While it is true that dental implants can provide the best possible replacement teeth, you shouldn’t have to drive long distances just to get the treatment you need. Some patients choose to work with dentists who are an hour or two away from their home, which can actually drastically raise the amount of money you will need to pay for your implant treatment. As the implant process requires many visits to the dentist over the months it takes to complete, choosing a dentist who is far away from your home will add up really fast when you have to constantly buy gas to make the drive.
For patients residing in the Bay Area, Dr. Field’s office is just around the corner. We’re local, meaning you’ll be able to pursue implant treatment without having to wonder how much money you are wasting on gas every time you visit our office.
Dental implants, much like any other medical or dental treatment, can seem costly. When compared with other dental restorations, dental implants provide more value than these other treatment options. The quality of treatment possible with dental implants is much higher than any other tooth replacement method. However, you may notice that there are dentists who offer heavily discounted implants. We caution our patients to be careful of discounted implant treatment as these providers often use materials that are low quality or harmful to your health.
In order to provide all of our patients with access to quality dental implant treatments, our doctors work closely with financing services such as CareCredit so our dental implants fit into any patient’s budget.
It may be hard to believe, but there are some dentists out there who only attend a single weekend course on dental implants before deciding they have enough experience to provide the treatment for their patients. There are also dentists who only place a few dental implants per year. It is only natural that you would want an implant dentist who has taken extensive courses on implant dentistry and one who has performed many successful treatments over someone who has just begun to offer the treatment.
Both Dr. Joseph Field and Dr. Bruce Hartley have participated in many different implant-related continuing education courses. They are also members of implant related organizations, which give them the opportunity to make sure that they stay current with new implant related technology and procedures.
Before you begin the dental implant process, it is important that you attend a consultation with your potential implant dentist. During this consultation, your doctor should perform a thorough examination of your oral health in order to make sure that dental implants are the best treatment for your needs. If your dentist seems eager to push you into beginning the implant procedure without a consultation, you should be cautious about working with that dentist.
Here at the Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry, every potential implant patient goes through a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Field to fully understand the implant procedure.
We understand that the idea of choosing your dental implant provider can be nerve wrecking. For this reason, we make it easy to contact our office and speak with a treatment coordinator. If you would like to learn more about our practice and the doctors we work with, please contact us today.
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Los Altos, CA 94022
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