Are you suffering from missing teeth, or dentures that rock and slip? You may want to consider dental implants, the most recommended tooth replacement solution today.
5 Must-Ask Questions
About Dental Implants
Ask your implant provider about these 5 questions to ensure you’re getting the best care possible, for the perfect start to your perfect smile.
Training to place implants can vary greatly. Everything from weekend courses and online tutorials, to rigorous classes and long-term continuums. While it’s difficult to judge the quality of these courses, we do know those committed to clinical success tend to align together. Ask about professional associations such as the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). This group requires at least 300 hours of additional education specifically for implants.
While everyone has to start somewhere, they don’t need to start with you. This is a fairly complex (and safe) medical procedure and experience will go a long way. The biggest tip here is to ask how MANY implants they’ve placed, not simply how long they’ve been placing them. There are some docs that will place more implants in one month that some will in their entire career.
3) Implant Failure
Now, don’t let this scare you. On occasion, the implant simply doesn’t take and the processes to correct the implant may vary. Failure rates vary widely and if it happens to you, you’ll want to understand the process. The doctor should put you at ease and let you know that failure does happen, and there’s no need to worry.
If you could drive any car in the world, what would it be? Now, if you could drive only one car for the rest of your life, what would it be? Amazing how your criteria changes, isn’t it? Everyone has a budget, and implants are certainly an investment. However, bargain shopping for medical procedures might not be the best long-term plan for the best return on investment. Ask what financial options are available. Everyone deserves the best care possible, and a smile that lasts a lifetime.
Always ask to see before and after cases with photos – ideally a case similar to yours. Most people want to feel good and they want to look good, too. Implants should accomplish both of these goals. You should be excited about your new smile, both aesthetically and functionally. If you’ve been living with an uncomfortable solution, your life is about to improve immensely.
Call Dr. Scott today and put him to the test. It’s time to smile again!
Meet Dr. Scott
Byron C. Scott, DMD is a highly trained, credentialed and accomplished dentist who has faithfully served the residents of Mobile and South Alabama with top quality dental care since 1977.
Dr. Scott is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral Implantology (DABOI) and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (DICOI), a fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (FAAID), and a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. He holds fellowships and masterships in various other professional organizations.
Dr. Scott is recognized as an authority in many areas of dentistry and has had the honor of lecturing locally, nationally and internationally on cosmetic, implant and reconstructive dentistry. He was also honored for his accomplishments by being selected by his peers to be listed in the one-time edition of Woodward/White “The Best Dentists in America.”
Dr. Scott has dedicated his life and his career to helping patients improve their oral health as well as the beauty and function of their smiles through expert cosmetic, reconstructive and implant dentistry. When he is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and children and traveling worldwide.
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The process from start, healing, to finish just ended in July 2016 was exactly what Doctor Scott forecasted. The process of implants versus dentures was a no brainier for me. Permanent teeth versus dentures really need to be reviewed from longevity versus monies spent versus problematic issues which arise from dentures. Trust me, save your pennies and go for implants. I had some significant work done and the final outcome I would have paid double.
There are hundreds of dentist out there claiming they are the best, cheapest and can have your process done in six months, don’t do it. Doctor Scott is a Professional, Certified and has done hundreds of cases. Review and sit down and get a full assessment before you invest in implants. They are not cheap by any standard but the final outcome, OMG. I would do it all over and not hesitate to choose Doctor Scott and his great, professional staff. Great job and I thank you.”