Choosing to undergo dental implant treatment is an incredibly positive leap forward in your life. However, with all leaps there are steps that must follow after. In the case of choosing to receive a dental implant, your next step is going to be choosing a dental implant provider.
This is a step that can get quite a few people caught up in frustration and confusion, what with the plethora of dental practices all across the nation claiming to offer dental implant treatment. So where do you start? How do you know which dental implant providers will provide good treatment? What do you look for? What questions do you ask?
Take a breath… Dr. Hatcher and the dental implant staff at Triad Dentistry are here to help. We have decided to create a page dedicated to those individuals that are beginning their journey with dental implant treatment. Whether you are a local resident of Greensboro, NC or just a person in California who stumbled across this page in their search for answers, we hope this page provides some.
First Thing: Try Starting Local
The best place to start looking for a dental implant provider is right in your local community. for instance if you are in Greensboro, NC may we humbly present ourselves, Triad Dentistry.
Step Two: Ask Questions!
One thing you need to understand before you even start the journey toward finding a dental implant provider is your right to ask questions. Always remember that this your body we are talking about here. As a patient, or a potential patient you have the right to ask questions about the medical procedure you are looking to have performed on you.
If at any time the dental implant provider you are speaking with makes you feel uncomfortable for asking questions we suggest you take you take your business elsewhere.
if you are unsure as to which questions you should be asking, take a look at some of the sample questions we have provided below. Feel free to use them!
“What kind of training has the dentist received?”
This is a great question and one of the first ones that should be asked of any potential dental implant provider. One of the most important aspects of choosing a doctor to perform any medical procedure is making sure they are qualified and more than capable.
Many dental practices will claim to provide dental implant treatment, yet they have very little experience in the art of implant dentistry. After all, it is a surgical procedure. If you wish to find out about the extensive education and training our own skilled Dr. Hatcher has undergone, then please visit our “ about” page. We would love a chance to brag about the incredible experience Dr. Hatcher has in the world of dentistry. It’s rather impressive.
“How long will the entire dental implants process take?”
This is yet another great question that should be answered during your private consultation with the dental implant provider. However, if you can’t wait until then and really want to know more about the time needed to complete treatment, please visit our dental implants process page.
“Are there any before and after pictures of the dentist’s work I can see?”
Any decent dentist should have pictures of his work at the ready to display. A dentist’s work should be a source of pride for themselves and their staff. Here at Triad Dentistry we are quite proud of the work we have done and the lives we have enriched with perfect smiles. If you would like to see some samples of that work them please feel free to ask. We would be glad to share them with you.
- “How long is the recovery time?”
- “How many successful dental implant cases has the doctor completed?”
- “What types of sedation does your office provide?”
- “Will there be other doctors involved in my treatment?”
We hope the advice above has helped jump start your process of finding a dental implant provider. If the direction you are now heading in happens to be pointing toward Dr. Hatcher, then you have made a wonderful decision. We would like to take this time to inform you that you are on track for dental implant success and the smile of your dreams.
Welcome to our dental implant family!