The installation of a dental implant requires a high level of skill and experience to do it correctly. Sometimes a dentist may be only diagnose and coordinate the placement of the dental implant, while an oral surgeon actually implants the replacement tooth. Some dentists, like Dr. Bruce Spink of Spink Dentistry in Birmingham AL, are involved hands on in the entire procedure from start to finish. In either case, it is vital to carefully choose your dental implant dentist. When a dental implant is placed by a knowledgeable and skilled professional like Dr. Spink and followed up by excellent oral hygiene, your dental implant can last a lifetime.
How to Choose Your Implant Dentist
For an important investment in the future of your smile such as this, you’ll want to make sure you are investing in a dental implant dentist you can trust. Placement of dental implants is not considered its’ own specialty; so it’s important to learn about their level of training and experience with implant dentistry when choosing a dentist to install your implant.
When searching for a dental implant dentist, consider the following:
- How long has the dentist in question been performing dental implant procedures?
- How much training has the dentist had in implant dentistry?
- How many previous dental implant patients have been installed successfully?
- How long will the entire procedure take?
- Does the dental implant dentist have high ratings and positive reviews on patient review sites?
Along with considering the answers to the questions above, it is important that you feel your dental implant provider is willing to listen to your needs and opinions and takes the time to explain the options and procedure to you in understandable terms. This is paramount for ensuring that you can effectively participate in the treatment decisions.
Dental Implants in Birmingham, AL
Fortunately for patients desiring implants in the Birmingham AL area, Dr. Spink of Spink Dentistry proudly performs dental implant procedures. Dr. Spink’s patients can have the smile they want working with a caring and experienced professional dentist with over 30 years experience. For a consultation with Dr. Spink to see if implants are the right step for you and for you to decide if Dr. Spink is the doctor you can trust with your smile, call 205.235.5043 or schedule online.