Dental Implant Checklist
10 Questions to ask your dentist before getting dental implants
Not all implant systems are created equal. Not all dentists are created equal. How do you know you’re making the right decision? Use this checklist to make sure you’re asking the right questions. Dental implants don’t come cheap, and neither should your beautiful smile!
❑ What brand(s) of implant does your dentist use?
❑ What brand of implant would your dentist select for themselves or their family?
❑ Have these dental implants been thoroughly and scientifically researched?
❑ Are these dental implants supported and available worldwide?
❑ Are these dental implants and related components likely to be available in ten, twenty or more years?
❑ Are your dentist and the dental lab using original components from the same provider?
❑ How long has your dentist been placing dental implants?
❑ What dental implant training has your dentist had and from whom?
❑ What is your implant dentist’s success rate?
This is by no means the only questions that should be asked, and every answer doesn’t need to necessarily be the right one. For example, there may be excellent and well trained dentists who have only placed a handful of implants, while there are plenty of not-so-well trained dentists placing (too) many implants. However, educating yourself can help you avoid surprises!