Getting dental implants can change your life for the better, improving not only your appearance and self-confidence, but also your overall health. This is why it’s important to find a qualified dental implant specialist for your procedure, rather than simply choosing the dentist nearest to your home or the practice that offers the lowest prices. Below, we discuss the standards a dental implant specialist should meet and why DDS Group should be your first choice for dental implant restorations.
Dental Implant Experience
If you’ve been searching for a dental implant specialist near you, you’ve probably noticed that just about every dentist in NYC offers dental implants these days. Make no mistake, though, dental implants are very different from crowns, fillings, and other common dental procedures—a dentist may offer dental implants, but that doesn’t make them a specialist.
A dentist who only performs a handful of dental implant placements each month simply can’t compare to a specialist who performs them every single day. The more experience a dentist has, the better. That doesn’t mean an inexperienced dentist won’t get the job done, but if your case ends up being complicated, you’re better off with a specialist who has seen it all, so to speak, and has had advanced training focused on implant dentistry.
Accreditations and Professional Memberships
A dental implant specialist will likely have a number of accreditations and professional memberships on their CV. These indicate that a dentist makes an effort to stay up-to-date on current best practices, participates in continuing education, and networks with other implant specialists. At DDS Group, our doctors boast:
- Membership in the Academy of Implant Dentistry
- Regular lectures to other dental professionals on when to consider a dental implant
- Specializations in Oral Surgery, Periodontics, and Cosmetic Dentistry
- Membership in the American Academy of Osseointegration
To optimize treatment outcomes and make getting dental implants more comfortable for patients, a qualified dental implant specialist will use advanced technology, including digital x-rays, 3D cone beam scanners, soft tissue lasers, and CAD/CAM dentistry in their practices. Most importantly, dental implant specialists use guided implant placement to plan dental implant surgeries. We offer all of these technologies at DDS Group.
Guided implant placement uses three-dimensional imaging of your teeth and jaw to create a model on our computer. This model of your jaw allows your dental implant specialist to create a surgical guide that directs the precise angle, location, and depth of each implant placement. Careful planning is key to a successful outcome.
Comprehensive Dental Implant Care
Finally, a dental implant specialist should offer comprehensive care under one roof. At DDS Group, we have specialists who can handle each step of the dental implant process at our office, so you don’t need to visit multiple practices or coordinate communication between several doctors. With cosmetic dentists, oral surgeons, and periodontists on-site, the process of getting dental implants is seamless.