When you need a dental implant because of the loss of a tooth, you need to take seriously your choice of dental implant providers. Not just any dentist is skilled enough, or may not have the right education about dental implant, to give you the best experience. Here are some questions to ask in order to help you choose the right dental implant provider.
The Right Questions to Help Choose the Right Dental Implant Provider
Where are they located?
Getting a dental implant is not a one-visit process. You will need to make multiple visits to your dental implant provider. Choose one that is convenient to where you live. Our dental practice is located in Reston, Virginia and is convenient for anyone living in the Northern Virginia area.
Do they have experience with dental implants?
A good dental implant provider is up to date on the latest dental techniques, and uses modern equipment. Dr. Sonny Kim is an advocate of ongoing learning and is a member of The Implant Learning Center, the Misch International Implant Institute and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dental implants is one of the specialties of Advanced Family Dentistry.
Do they answer your questions?
You’re likely to have a lot of questions before undergoing implant surgery. Your dental implant provider should be able to walk you through the process and answer all of your questions about the implant process. Feel free to ask them about their experience, the latest techniques and education, and what to do following your implant surgery. Ask how many implants they do in a given year to get an idea of whether it is a focus or a sideline of the practice. You’ll want to choose a dentist with experience in this area.
Do they take dental insurance?
Not all dental practices take all insurances. Ask whether your dental insurance is accepted. Check the costs and what percentage is covered by your dental insurance. And ask if there are special discounts, like senior or military discounts.
Do you feel confident in your choice?
Take time to sense your confidence level in both the dental implant specialist and the practice itself. Were staff members friendly and helpful? Did they answer your questions? Is the office clean and does it feature modern equipment? Do you understand the implant process and your personal treatment plan? Would you feel comfortable having your dental work done by this implantologist?
Once you have run through all of your questions and have visited the dental practice, it’s time to schedule your implant. Your implant provider will develop a treatment plan for you, and explain how a dental implant works and what to do to care for it over the next several weeks after surgery. Learn more about our dental implant process.
Advanced Family Dentistry: Reston Virginia-Based Implant Specialists
At Advanced Family Dentistry, we specialize in dental implants as well as provide dental care for the entire family. Please visit our website to learn more about our implant process and whether you are an ideal candidate for a dental implant. Then schedule a consultation with Dr. Sonny Kim. We’ll be glad to answer all your questions and help you maintain that beautiful smile. Contact us today.
Dr. Sonny Kim is a Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), the highest education level for general dentists in this field.
Advanced Family Dentistry
Dr. Sonny Kim, DMD
11876 Sunrise Valley Dr, Suite 101
Reston, VA 20191