Choosing The Best For Long-Lasting Dental Implants
With millions of Americans missing teeth, implants have become a popular tooth replacement option. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots placed in the jawbone to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. While implants are a highly recommended tooth-loss solution, there are hundreds of dental implant providers to choose from. Picking the right implant dentist is crucial for long-term success.
When choosing an implant provider, there are factors you should consider. At Just Smile Dental, Dr. William Webley is an experienced implant provider in Everett, WA, offering advanced treatments. Read on to learn how to ensure your permanent restoration is in the safe hands of an experienced implant dentist, and why Dr. Webley comes highly recommended.
Factors to Consider When Choosing a Dental Implant Provider
Experience and Training
Extensive experience specifically with dental implant placement, along with advanced training in state-of-the-art implant dentistry techniques and procedures is vital when picking an implant provider. Seek out a dentist like Dr. Webley who has many years of focused experience performing various dental implant surgeries and restorations.
Your implant dentist should also have specialized post-graduate training in up-to-date implant protocols. This indicates expertise in providing successful and natural-looking dental implants.
When choosing an implant provider, check out their dental affiliations. Choose a provider who’s board-certified in implant dentistry by the American Board of Oral Implantology (ABOI). ABOI board certification signifies the implant dentist has undergone rigorous testing and demonstrates exceptional knowledge, experience, and proficiency in implantology. This helps ensure a higher standard of implant treatment and care.
Usage of Advanced Technology
The dentist should routinely use the most advanced dental technology, like 3D cone beam imaging, computer-guided implant surgery, and digital X-rays. This technology allows for minimally invasive surgery, greater precision, quicker procedures, and more predictable outcomes. State-of-the-art tools in experienced hands lead to a seamless implant process.
At Just Smile Dental, Dr. Webley will take digital images of your mouth with 3D imaging. From there, he uses a 3D printed guide in-house that consists of 3D planning and digital planning when customizing your treatment plan. During your surgery, he uses computer-guided implant surgery to ensure a perfect fit.
Types of Dental Implants Offered
Carefully examine the types of dental implants and solutions offered by the provider, and make sure they offer various implant types. For example, Dr. Webley provides traditional titanium implants, ceramic Zirconia implants, All-on-4, and implant-supported dentures to suit different cases. Having these options indicates the provider stays on top of implant advancements and can provide the best solution for each patient.
The dental clinic itself should have a modern, comfortable, sterile, and welcoming environment. This includes technologies like digital record-keeping, comfortable seating, televisions, and sterile equipment. You can check on their website for patient information and learn more about their dental office.
At our Everett, WA, dental office, we strive to deliver great dental care with amazing hospitality. We accommodate all new and returning patients by providing them with a comfortable and organized facility.
Consider the location and convenience of the dental clinic. Choosing an implant provider close to your home or office cuts down on travel time for consultations and follow-up appointments. Easy accessibility leads to better long-term care.
For visualization, our office is located next to Highway 99 and just over a mile away from Paine Field Airport.
Patient Reviews and Testimonials
We recommend reading online reviews and asking for patient references or testimonials. This will help further evaluate the quality of care from the implant dentist and staff.
Always verify in advance that the provider accepts your dental insurance plan. Confirm they’re in-network and that implants are covered. This minimizes surprise out-of-pocket costs associated with the procedure.
Reputable providers explain costs upfront. If the coverage isn’t enough, you should check if their dental office provides in-house financing plans.
Consultation and Planning Your Implant Procedure
After researching implant dentists, schedule consultations with your shortlisted providers before deciding. Inquire about their analysis of your specific case, options, and their proposed treatment plan. Ask any questions you may have and address any concerns regarding the implant procedure itself and aftercare.
Consider factors like total costs, number of visits and time required, payment plans if needed, and post-implant support offered. An experienced implant provider like Dr. Webley will take the time to customize and optimize the treatment plan for your unique needs and expectations.
Aftercare Support for Dental Implants
Robust aftercare and follow-ups after the surgery are needed for the long-term health and success of your dental implants. Expect to schedule regular monitoring appointments where the dentist will check on the implants and surrounding teeth.
Properly guided oral hygiene routines at home are also critical for the implants to properly integrate with your jawbone and last for years without issues. Generally, you can expect a lifetime warranty on the implant fixtures themselves from reputable and confident implant dentists like Dr. Webley.
Why Choose Dr. Webley for Your Dental Implants
Dr. Webley of Just Smile Dental has years of focused experience specifically providing dental implants and advanced implant-supported solutions. He’s highly skilled in various surgical and prosthetic implant techniques.
Dr. Webley is board-certified by the prestigious American Board of Oral Implantology, setting him apart as an expert in implant dentistry. He regularly attends continuing education courses to stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in the field.
The state-of-the-art dental technology used at Just Smile Dental allows our implant provider to achieve minimally invasive, highly precise, and long-lasting dental implant placement and restorations.
Frequently Asked Questions
The initial consultation, scanning, and planning process typically takes two to three visits before the actual implant placement procedure. This ensures proper diagnosis, treatment planning, and preparation.
Consulting with two to three implant dentists allows you to make comparisons in terms of experience, approach, pricing, and patient rapport. Stick with well-qualified providers who can satisfactorily answer your questions and address your concerns.
Reviewing before and after case photos is highly recommended to evaluate the provider’s aesthetic skill and implant treatment results. However, be sure to first ask the provider if they have sample clinical photos they can share with you. Most reputable practices will have photographs of actual patient cases, but with strict patient confidentiality laws, some may be limited in what they can showcase without prior written patient consent.
Beyond the implant dentist, it’s important to ensure the surgical team assisting has specialized implant training and certification in procedures like bone grafting or sinus lifts. Additionally, you want an experienced on-site lab technician to take impressions and craft natural-looking restorations.
The front office staff should be knowledgeable about insurance coverage and financing options as well to smoothly guide you through the process. A fully qualified supporting cast plays a critical role in seamless dental implant treatment.
Take Control of Your Oral Health and Choose The Best Implant Provider!
If you’re considering dental implants to replace missing teeth and restore your smile, choosing the right implant provider is one of the most important decisions you will make. Schedule a consultation today to learn about your best options for long-lasting dental implants. Call our Everett dental office at (425) 341-1111 to schedule your appointment.
You can also book your appointment online to take the first step toward a renewed smile. The team at Just Smile Dental provides dental implant services to new and returning patients in Edmonds, Marysville, Lynnwood, and Silver Firs, WA.