Questions To Ask Your Prospective Dental Implant Provider
Choosing to have dental implants fitted is a huge decision for any patient, not just because of the expense, but also due to the length of the procedure and the commitment to good oral hygiene which is crucial to the success of your treatment. It’s important when researching various clinics that you ask the right questions to help you make the best choice of clinic for you. There is a massive demand for dental implants and London has rapidly become the destination of choice, both for UK residents and patients from Europe and even further afield. If you’re considering dental implants in Richmond, then Sheen Dental is a well established clinic that has been treating families in Richmond for over 100 years and is very much an important part of the local community. Let’s take a look at 4 questions you should be asking:
What brand of dental implants do you use?
The brand of dental implants isn’t so much about how it looks but more about it’s safety. Different brands use various tools to place, make adjustments, and remove dental implants. It’s important to ask about longevity of the brand and whether they are one of the major players in the industry, as you need to know that if 10 years down the line you suddenly develop a problem with your implant, then the brand is still in existence.
Appointments and travel elsewhere
Costs vary considerably between clinics and whilst one may appear much cheaper it could be that there are hidden costs to factor in. For example, some clinics may refer you to other facilities for things like X-rays and CT scans which is not only added hassle but may include additional travel costs. Ask if everything is done on site at the clinic.
What are your credentials?
You wouldn’t expect your local GP to carry out brain surgery and the same goes with dental implants. Your local dentist is unlikely to have the skills or facilities to carry out dental implants. In Richmond, all Sheen Dental dentists are highly qualified and led by Dr Harmit Kalsi they perform dental implant surgery using state of the art dental technology in a modern, refurbished practice.
Knowing the success rate of dental implants at the clinic will help you to decide on your selection. Naturally there is no guarantee with any type of surgery that it will be 100% successful, but studies have shown that a 5 year success rate yields 90% for upper jaw implants and 95% for lower jaw implants.
If you’re looking for a dental implant in Richmond, then let Sheen Dental help. Our highly experienced team led by Dr Harmit Kalsi will ensure that you get the right type of implant for you. For more information visit our website at www.sheendental.co.uk or call to arrange a consultation on 020 8876 5277.