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Joseph G Marcius,

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Top 10 Critical Things You Should Know
Before You Select a Implant Dentist

Dental implants are a great way to restore your smile. Implant technology is a powerful dental resource, but you don't want to entrust your pearly whites to just anyone. These guidelines can help you choose the practitioner who's right for you.

  1. Start with a consultation.

    Going in for a consultation is a great way to learn more about a doctor and practice. Consultations are generally inexpensive, and are sometimes even offered for free. Talk to the dentist before you commit to anything. Remember, it's your job to make an educated decision.

  2. Communication is key.

    It's essential that you be able to talk to your dentist - and that your dentist will listen to you! There's a lot of dialogue that needs to go into an individual long-term treatment plan. If you feel bullied, pressured, or rushed, then that's probably not the right dentist for you.

  3. Look at before and after photos.

    Take a look at the dentist's portfolio before you make up your mind. Pay specific attention to cases that are similar to yours. Make sure that the photos are of actual work done by the dentist, not just stock photos.

  4. An honest dentist sets realistic expectations.

    Watch out for doctors who promise more than they can deliver. You want a dentist who will tell you what can and cannot be done for your smile. You need to know how long the process will take, what you'll have to do, and any complications that could occur.

  5. Nothing compares to experience.

    Much like other people, dentists get better at things the more they do them. Ideally, your dentist will have lots of experience with Dental Implants in general and with cases like yours specifically.

  6. Investigate the doctor's training.

    The best implant dentists didn't just go to dental school; they also completed extensive post-graduate training programs that focus specifically on implantology and prosthodontics. In addition, the best implant dentists regularly attend continuing education classes to stay up to date on procedures and materials.

  7. Check out the facilities.

    Take a look around. What sort of equipment does the practice use? What is their sterilization process? Is it a comfortable atmosphere? Are the employees happy and helpful? Do they take the time to answer your questions?

  8. Not all dental implants are the same.

    There are different types of dental implants, and they are not all created equal. Less expensive options are not necessarily the right choice. Great implant dentists are proud of the materials they use and will be happy to tell you more about them.

  9. Pick a dentist who looks at your whole mouth.

    You may be considering dental implants to fill gaps in your smile, but don't forget that complete dental health is about a lot more than just filling in some missing teeth. Your dentist should examine your gum tissue and bone structure to be sure that dental implants will work for you.

  10. Don't prioritize form over function.

    Yes, dental implants can revitalize your smile, but it's even more important that they function properly. Uncomfortable dental work is not an acceptable option. Selecting the right materials is key to ensuring that your dental work will last for years to come.

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"We know that selecting a implant dentist is not easy. I want you to know that you can call me personally with any questions or concerns."

1690 Brittain Rd

Akron, Ohio 44310

Appt Tel: (330) 633-7141


Chapel Hill Dental Care is conveniently located in Northeast Akron one block south of Chapel Hill Mall on Brittain Rd.