How to Choose a Dentist or Dental Implant Specialist in the Bay Area
Have you been looking for a dentist or dental implant specialist in the Bay area?
If so, keep reading.
I’ve put together some key points to help you make an informed decision about choosing a dental professional, and I think it’s worth a read. This should definitely help you nail down the most important factors when choosing your dentist — be it a dental implant specialist or otherwise.
The great thing about the Bay Area is that we have so many wonderfully qualified professionals across all industries — dentistry included. But some dental professionals are more reputable than others, so it’s important to do a little bit of homework when making your decision.
Dentists and Dental Implant Specialists: Why it’s Important to Be Informed
When you go about choosing your dentist — be it here in the Bay Area or somewhere else — it’s important for you to be informed.
Although being proactive and informed is important whether you’re looking for a general dentist, orthodontist, or specialty dentist, it’s especially crucial when you’re looking for a dental implantologist.
Although any dentist can place a dental implant, that doesn’t mean that experience levels are the same for all dental professionals. Nor does it mean that the outcome will be successful. If done improperly, dental implants can fail, which s not only stressful, but also costly and time-consuming.
Your safest bet is to choose an expert in implant dentistry. Schedule a consult first, and don’t be afraid to ask questions about the dentist’s training, education and patient feedback. A good dentist will be happy to answer your questions, help you understand your dental implant needs, and guide you into making an informed decision about treatment.
Choosing a Dental Implant Specialist: Look for Versatility
We’re lucky to have so many dentists in the Bay Area — but at the same time, choosing the right one can feel daunting, especially when you need a more complicated procedure like dental implants. So, when it comes to choosing a dental implant specialist, versatility is important.
What do I mean by versatility? Think about it like this.
Some dental implant cases are more complex than others, so it’s important to find a dentist who provides multiple services — and has extensive experience, qualifications (more on that later), and a long track record of success providing those services.
For example, an expert has a history of performing successful full-service implants, experience in completing challenging tasks such as unexpected bone grafting and sinus lifts.
The ideal dental implant dentist will have experience in multiple or all implant-related procedures, including single, multiple and full mouth dental implants which mean patients’ smiles are restored permanently.
The Best Dentists Have a Host of Qualifications
When it comes to choosing a dentist, it’s always best to look for someone who has multiple professional qualifications and industry designations. These qualifications signify the level of expertise of your dentist.
I’m proud to have spent more than so many years obtaining and maintaining my own qualifications, which has allowed me to offer the very best dental treatment to patients from all across the Bay Area.
I hold a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentistry (DABOI/ID), and I’m also a Fellow of the American Academy (FAIID) of Implant Dentistry and Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI).
What do those qualifications mean for patient like you?
Well, they’re important, especially when it comes to patients who are looking for a dental implant specialist. My qualifications allow me to offer zirconia implants for patients with metal allergies, expertise in color matching for natural-looking dental implants, and the best clinical results.
I’m also a certified IV sedation specialist, which guarantees that your dental implant procedure will be calm, relaxing, and stress-free.
Even if you choose someone else for your dental implant care, always ensure your dentist has a range of relevant qualifications.
A Good Dentist is Committed to Further Learning
A good dentist (especially a dental implant specialist) is committed to ongoing learning: this is how dentists stay current in the industry and offer the very best care to their patients.
I continue to receive dental training and regularly share my knowledge with up-and-coming dental professionals, working as a lecturer educating others about dental implants and leading courses on placing them.
And when it comes to dental implant knowledge, I immerse myself in continuing education in order to give my Bay
Area patients the best dental implants. Case in point: In October of 2016, I obtained my Diplomate in the American Board of Oral Implantology (ABOI). The Diplomate designation is the highest level of competence in implant dentistry and demonstrates extensive proficiency across multiple types of dental implant cases. This is how I’m able to provide the best care for my patients — and I believe my patients should expect nothing less.
Dental Implants in the Bay Area
If you’re looking for a dental implant specialist in the Bay Area, contact my office and schedule a consult.
For years, I’ve been helping Bay Area patients — including the Peninsula, South Bay, Easy Bay and greater San Francisco — permanently restore their smiles with dental implants.
I can’t wait to help answer all of your questions and help you learn more about the treatment options available for your needs.