How to Choose a Dental Implant Surgeon 

How to Choose a Dental Implant Surgeon 

Your dental implant surgeon is an important person in your care plan. You trust them for recommendations on when and how to get the procedure done and what you should do to take care of your mouth during the healing process. So you should think carefully about who you choose to fill this role.

How to Choose a Dental Implant Surgeon 

What should you do before choosing a dental implant surgeon?

Look at Your Insurance Policy

What will your insurance take care of, and what are you responsible for? If your insurance will cover dental implants, it’s likely they will prioritize in-network providers and may not subsidize costs for a dental implant surgeon outside of their network. In many cases, however, implants are categorized as aesthetic improvements, so your insurance may not pay anything.

Either way, talk to your insurance company prior to making a decision.

Review Their Resume

When you find a dental implant surgeon you prefer, make sure you review their credentials closely. While dental surgeons are required to undergo extensive training, you want to make sure that their experience lines up with what you need. Do they have a demonstrated knowledge of implant surgery and modern techniques? Ask about their certifications and continuing education.

Consider the Environment

In what setting will the procedure take place? It’s important to ensure that your surgery will be conducted in a comfortable, safe, sanitary environment. Do they perform procedures in their office or at a local clinic or hospital?

When you know what to expect and you’re satisfied with the quality of the care you’ll receive, you will be less stressed leading up to your surgery date.

Get Your Dentists’ Take

Many dentists have oral surgeons they recommend to their patients based on their professional experience working with them. It’s always good to get your dentists’ endorsement of your surgeon since they will be working in conjunction with the surgeon to deliver your care.

Come to Richmond Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

At Richmond Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we understand what’s at stake, and it’s more than just your teeth. You want to look good, feel good and eat anything on the menu. You want to get the best return on your investment and to feel confident in the expertise of your dental implant surgeon.

We aim to deliver on every want and need through our comprehensive, attentive patient services. Set up your consultation today and let’s make a plan for full tooth restoration through transformative dental implants.