Dental Implants are an amazing development for replacing teeth. It’s like having a third set of natural teeth that comes in after your adult teeth fall out. As amazing as dental implants are, though, they depend on a dentist to place them.
Choosing your implant dentist is likely the most important part of the dental implant experience. Nothing will make more of a difference for your procedure and your final results than your choice of dentist.
To help you make a decision you’re happy with, here are six things that you should look for when choosing your implant dentist.
One of the most important things a dentist can bring to the table is experience. There are many dentists out there who offer dental implants, but many of them have little training in placing implants and even less experience.
At Kuhn Dental Associates, we have a long history with dental implants. Dr. David Kuhn began placing dental implants in the 1970s, and before his retirement he passed on many lessons to his son, implant dentist Dr. Ritt Kuhn. Since then, Dr. Ritt has himself restored and placed over 1500 dental implants in numerous configurations, utilizing many technology platforms.
Advanced technologies like dental implants don’t function well in isolation. They benefit from a wide suite of support technologies that help them function better. When choosing an implant dentist, make sure they have technologies that support better dental implant placement.
At Kuhn Dental Associates, we utilize many advanced dental technologies to plan and perform our dental implant procedures. This includes 3D cone beam CT scans that give us a detailed image of your jawbone structure to facilitate placement of the implants. We feed the images from the CT scan into our implant planning software nSequence. This lets us do meticulously detailed planning of the implant procedure before surgery starts. With this level of planning, the surgery is quick, efficient, and accurate.
Many dentists only know one or a few implant types. You will get stuck with what they know, even if it’s not the best option for you. To make sure you get a procedure that’s truly suited to you, you want to work with a dentist who knows many different implant platforms and styles.
At Kuhn Dental Associates, you will have many options, including mini dental implants, All-on-4®, implant-supported bridges, and more.
Dental implants depend on your bone for support. If you don’t have enough bone to support the implants, they can fail. To prevent this, an implant dentist might have to perform a bone graft. Make sure your implant dentist knows how to do this, so you can trust them to recommend one when it’s necessary.
At Kuhn Dental Associates, we can perform many different types of bone grafting, including a sinus lift to make sure dental implants in your upper arch won’t impinge on your sinus cavities.
In addition to the technical aspects, the dental implants procedure is a personal journey that can be life-changing. As with any journey, the company makes a big difference in how much you enjoy it, and how you feel about the results. So take the time to get to know your implant dentist. You want to like them. This has practical benefits, too. If you like and are comfortable with your dentist, you are more likely to be honest with them about your goals, reservations, and limitations. Being able to talk about these will help your dentist deliver exactly the results you want.
At Kuhn Dental Associates, we are a compassionate, friendly, and welcoming dental practice. We believe in taking the time to get to know you and your goals. Both our dentists and our entire dental team is dedicated not just to your dental treatment, but to you as a person.
Of course, you want to make sure that the dentist you choose is capable of delivering the attractive, functional, and long-lasting dental implant results you’re looking for. While it’s no guarantee, there is no better predictor of a dentist’s ability to deliver than their previous results.
At Kuhn Dental Associates, we have helped thousands of patients to get the results they desire. You can read what previous patients have said about us on our testimonials page, and take a look at some of our beautiful results in our smile gallery. In your consultation, we can even give you contact information for patients who will be happy to talk to you about their experience in our office.
Looking for an Implant Dentist in Aberdeen, NC?
If you’re considering dental implants, it’s important to choose an implant dentist that can give you the results and experience that’s best for you. We invite you to talk to us in person and learn for yourself what sets Kuhn Dental Associates apart.
Please call (910) 692-4450 or use our online contact form to schedule an appointment at Kuhn Dental Associates in Aberdeen, NC.