The decision to get dental implants can change your life for the better. Not only will you have a beautiful smile that you feel good about, you’ll also improve your overall oral health. That said, there’s a lot involved in the process of getting dental implants since they replace teeth both above and below the gum line, which means finding the most qualified implant dentist near you is critical. Here’s what you should look for.
Look for the Latest Technology
A qualified dental implant dentist will use the latest technologies at their practice to optimize patient outcomes. Advanced digital dentistry equipment provides greater precision during dental implant placement and a more comfortable experience for patients. At Scarsdale Dental Group, we use a state-of-the-art cone beam scanner for 360-degree views of your teeth and jaw, digital x-rays, digital intraoral cameras for mess-free impressions, and technology that allows you to preview what your smile will look like once your dental implants and restorations are complete.
Insist on Guided Implant Placement
Guided implant placement should be non-negotiable when you’re looking for a dental implant dentist in Scarsdale. Using this technology means more precise implant placement, improved safety, and increased predictability. A three-dimensional model of your teeth and jaw is created using CBCT scans, allowing your dental implant dentist to plan the exact location, angle, and depth of each implant placement. With guided implant placement, we can optimize the aesthetics, function, and lifespan of each of your dental implants.
Seek an Experienced Implant Specialist
Just like any other skill, the more a dentist performs dental implant placement, the more knowledgeable and efficient they are with the procedure. These days, almost every dentist offers dental implants, but that doesn’t mean they perform the procedure often; in some cases, they may only provide the restoration that attaches to the implants, rather than the implants themselves, which means you’ll need to find a separate specialist for that step of the process.
At Scarsdale Dental Group, you’ll get care from an experienced team of dental implant dentists—and you’ll get it all under one roof, so there’s no need to coordinate care between multiple providers.
Look for Credentials and Honors
Although you can't judge a book by its cover, you can judge a dental implant dentist by their credentials, honors, and professional memberships. Each of these accolades demonstrates a dedication to the profession and going above and beyond for their patients. Our dental implant dentists have the following qualifications:
- Certificate for Outstanding Performance with Fixed Prosthodontics
- Prosthodontic continuum completion at the prestigious L.D. Pankey Institute
- 4,000+ hours of continuing education
- Fellowship in the International Academy of Dental Implantologists
- Membership in the Academy of Osseointegration
- Domestic and international lectures teaching other dentists about dental implant surgery
- Former Associate Professor of Operative Dentistry at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine