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Important Questions To Ask Your Dental Implant Dentist Before You Take The Plunge

Let’s face it, people need to think long and hard before deciding whether or not to undergo treatment for dental implants. In Richmond for example, here at Sheen Dental, we know that implants (although life-changing) are a big undertaking which takes a huge amount of long-term commitment, a lengthy treatment time and if we’re being honest…a fair amount of money. For these reasons we advise all potential patients to get all their questions and concerns answered before deciding to take the plunge. This is why we offer a free, no-obligation consultation.

So exactly what questions should you be asking? Let’s take a look..

Dental Implants Richmond

About the implant dentist

Do you offer any guarantees in your dental implants and if so, what are they?

What about if an implant doesn’t take, what happens then?

Can I get proof of your work, (eg, see some photos, or speak to any of your previous patients)?

How long have you been fitting dental implants in Richmond for?

Roughly how many have you placed and what are  your success rates?

About you

How will I know if I’m eligible for dental implants?

How can I as a patient ensure that I still have my implants in ten years time?

How much will they cost?

What about the cost of ongoing maintenance requirements ?

I’m a smoker – Am I still able to have dental implants?

About the process itself

How long does the surgical process take and does it hurt?

What about recovery- Will I be able to return to work fairly quickly?

How will it effect my eating?

I’m really nervous about the whole procedure can you do anything to help?

As you can see, there are a lot of questions you might want to, and indeed should be asking. Remember the more familiar you are with the process and what to expect the easier it will be to make the right dental decision. Besides, any implant dentist worth their salt will be only to happy to answer any questions of concerns that you might have. What’s more they’ll probably expect it. In fact, chances are that they’d be more worried about potential patients who don’t ask any questions or raise any concerns.

If you are seeking dental implants in Richmond, then call Sheen Dental today on 020 8876 5277 or visit our website at to book yourself a free, no obligation consultation. Act now and kick-start your dental journey towards a healthier mouth and a newer, improved you!


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