Questions during a Dental Implant Consultation

Questions I Should Ask During My Dental Implant Consultation

If you have chosen to invest time and money into getting dental implants, you will want to be sure that you choose a safe, skilled, and experienced implant dentist. You will also want to feel reassured that the outcome of your dental implant procedure will give you a smile restoration that is both functional and attractive. There are many professionals offering dental implants in Palm Beach, but how do you know which is the best dental implant provider for you? Here are some of the most important questions you should ask during your consultation. These will help you establish which dental implant dentist in Palm Beach and the surrounding areas is equipped with the skill and experience you deserve

What formal training do you have in placing dental implants?

In Palm Beach County and South Florida, any licensed dentist is allowed to perform dental implant placement. However, there is no getting around the fact that placing implants is a skill that requires significant training. Therefore, in addition to general dentistry qualifications, it is essential that you choose a provider who has specialty training in placing dental implants. Training should be backed up by certifications from a well-known dental association. Any great dental implant dentist will be happy and proud to share the details of their formal training.

How long have you been placing dental implants?

As the saying goes, there is no substitute for experience, and this is certainly the case when it comes to dental implants. The more implants that a provider places, the better the understanding they will have when it comes to both the technical aspects of the process and the cosmetic outcomes. Our experienced cosmetic and implant dentists have worked with many dental implant patients over several decades.

Can I see examples of your work?

Any great dental implant dentist will take photographs of their work, including before and after shots. Often these are produced in a precise format across multiple patients. This will help to confirm that it is the dentist’s own work that you are viewing. These photos will be a clear demonstration of the implant provider’s skill and competency while showing you what you can realistically achieve when you choose them as your professional.

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Rhonda had a very narrow upper jaw with dark yellow teeth. She wanted the whitest most brilliant smile possible and a fuller smile to complement her face and reflect her youth. Dr. Ajmo performed laser gum contouring to reshape Ronda's gumline and designed a Complete Smile Lift with Porcelain Veneers. Even though Rhondas' veneers are extremely white, they still have translucencies and contours that look as natural as possible.

What is your success rate?

The success rate of dental implants performed by an experienced and skilled professional is around 98%. Generally, the more competent and experienced a dentist is, the higher their success rate will be.

Are you familiar with bone grafting?

The success of dental implants relies on osseointegration – a natural process in which the bone heals around the implanted post so that it is stabilized and permanently secured. If there isn’t enough healthy bone present in the jaw, dental implants might still be possible if you first have a bone grafting procedure. Bone grafting is when a freeze-dried donor bone grafted into the jaw, stimulating new bone growth. Dr. Ajmo offers bone grafting as a supplement to dental implant procedures for patients who need it, while many other dentists might outsource bone grafts to other providers.

COSMETIC PORCELAIN VENEERS: PORCELAIN VENEERS, SMILE MAKEOVER WITH LASER GUM CONTOURING

Rhonda had a very narrow upper jaw with dark yellow teeth. She wanted the whitest most brilliant smile possible and a fuller smile to complement her face and reflect her youth. Dr. Ajmo performed laser gum contouring to reshape Ronda's gumline and designed a Complete Smile Lift with Porcelain Veneers. Even though Rhondas' veneers are extremely white, they still have translucencies and contours that look as natural as possible.

Do you use the latest dental implants techniques?

Modern dentistry is constantly evolving and many of the newest instruments and techniques are designed to improve safety, patient experiences, and outcomes. Developments in the methods and materials used in dental implants are no different.

A good dental implant provider will be committed to furthering their education and keeping abreast with the latest training, technology, and industry developments. It is important to ask potential implant providers what courses they have undergone and when they underwent them. You should also inquire about which elements of these courses they now use in their work and why.


Schedule a Complimentary Dental Implant Consultation

If you are living in Palm Beach County and dental implants are something that you are considering in the near future, Dr. Ajmo and our experienced and dedicated dental team would be happy to talk you through the process and answer all of your questions. To schedule your no-obligation consultation, call our cosmetic dentistry office in Palm Beach Gardens today at (561) 220-0700.