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How to Find the Best Dental Implant Specialist Near You

Team Dental Implants

Dental implants can make a dramatic improvement in your quality of life, not only in terms of your appearance and self-confidence, but also your overall health. This is why, rather than picking the dental practice closest to your home or the dentist with the lowest pricing, it's important to find the best dental implant specialist in your area. Below, we discuss what to look for in a dental implant dentist, and why Bridgeworks Family Dental Center fits the bill.

Dental Implant Experience

If you've been looking for a local dental implant specialist, you've certainly noticed that almost every dentist now offers dental implants. Make no mistake—dental implants are not the same as fillings, crowns, bridges, and other common dental treatments and procedures. Just because a dentist offers dental implants doesn't mean they're a specialist!

A dentist who only performs a few dental implant procedures each year simply cannot match the skill of a specialist who handles dental implants on a regular basis. The more dental implant procedures a dentist has performed, the better. That isn't to say that a dentist with less experience can't handle the job, but if you face any unexpected complications, you'll be better off with a specialist who has advanced training and experience with complex cases.

Continuing Education

A dental implant specialist is committed to staying current with new technologies, techniques, and best practices. The best way to do this is through continuing education coursework. Ask any potential dentist about the continuing education they pursue. Most implant specialists will be glad to tell you about their training and education in implant dentistry.

Advanced Technology

Dental implant experts use advanced technology in their offices, including lower radiation digital x-rays, digital intraoral cameras, and piezoelectric handpieces to optimize treatment outcomes and make the process of getting dental implants more comfortable for patients. Most importantly, the best dental implant specialists plan all of their dental implant procedures using guided implant placement software. At Bridgeworks, we use all of these technologies for our implant dentistry services.

We use digital impressions to create three-dimensional imaging of your teeth and jaw, which allows us to create a model on our computer for guided implant placement. Your dentist will use this 3D model of your jaw to create a surgical guide that directs the precise angle, location, and depth of each implant placement. With careful planning, we can minimize the risk of complications and implant failure.

Comprehensive Dental Implant Care

Finally, a dental implant specialist should be able to meet all of your implant needs in one location, rather than requiring you to see a number of different specialists for each step of the process. While there are some complex cases that may require a referral to a qualified oral surgeon, in most situations, we can complete your dental implant procedures in-house. Our dentists can place your dental implants, then craft realistic restorations that attach to them to replace the visible portion of your missing teeth.

Because you’ll get the care you need all under one roof, you won’t have to worry about coordinating care between two or more offices. This takes a lot of the stress out of getting dental implants!

Learn More About Dental Implants

If you’d like to learn more about getting dental implants, contact us today at 860-446-8744 to schedule a consultation.