January 22, 2019
Dental implants are an investment in your health and your appearance. Your new dental implants will impact everyone you meet, as your new smile should prove much more attractive than your old one. Obtaining the best smile, however, is often a matter of choosing the best implant dentist. Here the dentists at Pacific Northwest Periodontics explain what to look for when making this decision.
Choose a Specialist
It makes sense to choose a dentist specializing in dental implants, just as you would for any other health issue. If it were surgery, would you choose a surgeon that performed the operation you needed only a few times a year? Probably not. Instead you would go with the surgeon that performs the procedure a few times a week. The same holds true when choosing an implant dentist. You want a dentist with considerable experience and training in this aspect of dentistry. For best results, choose a board-certified periodontist.
Ask a practitioner how many dental implants they have done, the type of training they have had, and whether you can view before and after photos of prior dental implant patients.
Dental implant technology changes constantly. You want a dentist familiar with the latest techniques so that your outcome is top quality, both aesthetically and in terms of patient safety. Ask the dentist about their continuing commitment to education, including the most recent workshops, seminars and training classes they have attended.
Look for Someone who Stands Behind their Work
Ideally, your dental implants will last the rest of your life. While it’s unlikely you’ll need to replace or repair a dental implant, there are situations where an issue develops. For that reason, look for a dentist who has the skill and expertise to fix problems should they occur.
Meet the Dental Implant Team at Pacific Northwest Periodontics
Dr. Darrin Rapoport and Dr. Ralf Schuler are among the most experienced dental implant providers in the region. Both men have completed highly specialized training in implant placement. Collectively they have placed dental implants in over 10,000 patients. You can trust the experience and professionalism of the team at Pacific Northwest Periodontics.
Call 206-575-1086 or email us today to schedule a dental implant consultation with our team.