What to Look For in a Dental Implants Dentist
Whether you’re looking for dental implants in Richmond or elsewhere in the country it’s important not to choose just any dentist since the process of placing dental implants is a skilled one which requires specialist knowledge and experience to do it correctly. Depending on which dental clinic you choose and the complexity of your treatment, one dental implant dentist may be planning and coordinating the implant procedure and later placing the prosthesis onto the implant, whilst an oral surgeon may be placing the implant itself. Alternatively one implant dentist may be carrying out the entire procedure from start to finish. Whichever method, provided you choose carefully and the implant is placed by a high experienced professional and followed up with a high level of oral hygiene and maintenance, your dental implants should last you a lifetime.
It’s fair to say that dental implants are a big investment in your smile so it pays to choose a dental implant dentist that you feel comfortable with and can trust. In the UK a qualified dentist would be expected to have undertaken a postgraduate in dental implant procedures and to have been assessed for their competency. Here at Sheen Dental, Dr Harmit Kalsi leads the dental implant team. Highly knowledgeable with a wealth of experience, he has been successfully placing dental implants for many years. He welcomes the opportunity of meeting prospective clients at the clinic so that they can ask any questions, voice any concerns, meet the team, and view the facilities before reaching any decisions.
When choosing a dental implant dentist you need to consider the following factors:
How many years has the dentist been carrying out dental implants?
How much training has he had in dental implant dentistry?
How many previous patients have been successfully treated at the clinic?
Can he show you any before and after pictures taken of previous patients?
Will there be more than one dentist involved in the process?
If so, will there be a co-ordination plan arranged between yourself and the dentists? How long is your treatment likely to last?
Is the dental implant dentist rated highly on any patient review sites?
Any reputable dentist should be openly transparent and happy to discuss all aspects of his experience and knowledge, the dental implant procedure itself, and all options open to the patient.
Here at Sheen Dental we offer a free consultation appointment for anyone considering a dental implant in Richmond. Not only is it a chance to have your questions answered but it also means you get to meet the team, check out the facilities, and get an idea of the costs and time scale involved. For many patients meeting the team beforehand, helps them to feel more at ease and relaxed throughout the entire dental implant process. Why not give us a call on 020 8876 5277 or visit the website www.sheendental.co.uk to book your consultation appointment. Dr Harmit Kalsi and his team look forward to meeting you.