Replacement of missing teeth with implants and crowns is the latest trend in dentistry that’s rapidly advancing with extensive research and development across the world, including India. As more and more dentists start offering dental implant services it becomes important for the patients to choose the best dental clinic for their treatment. Hence it is very important to choose the right implant clinic or implantologist to ensure quality assurance, longevity and ensured success of the implant and prosthesis.
In India, there are various types of dental practice from single dentist practice to large corporate chains of dental clinics. When you are looking for a critical treatment like dental implant, it is extremely critical and imperative to ensure quality, longevity and success of the implant and prosthesis.
So what factors to consider while selecting your dental implant clinic?
- Dental Implant Specialist / Implantologist
- The Team of dentists / Other specialists
- Lab and Infrastructure
- Hygiene standards
- Cost of dental implant
- Reviews, testimonials & references
- Travel and Accommodation assistance for International patients
Dental implant specialist or implantologist
You should understand that dental implants are a specialist’s job, so the first thing you should ensure is that you are working with a dental implant specialist. Talk to your dentist, do Internet research and understand if he is a general dentist or a specialist implantologist. Also, get info on his experience and the number of years in practice. While doing this, keep the following vital things in mind about a specialist implantologist in mind.
- The implant specialists qualification, experience and years in practice.
- His contribution towards the field of implantology, in the form of researches, articles published in national and international journals.
- Awards and rewards won
- Recognitions by international bodies, certifications
- Advanced up to date techniques followed, success rates.
Team of dentists, other specialists
A dental implant procedure often requires additional procedures like periodontal gum strengthening, bone grafting, root canal procedures, surgical procedures, radiological protocols, and more. While selecting your dental implant clinic, check what other specialities are available in the team. A specialized dental implant clinic like ours will have every other speciality like oral and maxillofacial surgery, radiology, periodontology, Endodontics, prosthodontics, crown and bridge, cosmetic dentists, oral pathologists, orthodontists, all working as a team. You should remember that the combined efforts of a team are far better than single-handed effort. This is very important to ensure that you get comprehensive treatment under one roof and from specialists in their respective areas. The Dental Specialists boasts of a highly experienced and skilled team of more than 20 super-specialized dentists offering their services round the clock.
Lab and infrastructure
For a dental implant procedure, there is a significant amount of lab work and advanced technology involved. Ensure your dental implant clinic has an in house lab and the right infrastructure to support. Is the laboratory equipped with the latest in equipment? Do they have 3D stereolithographic models? Do they provide the latest CAD ceramic, latest advancements in dental material science? What standards do they follow? The Dental Specialists has an in house 24- hour digital laboratory with all the latest, advanced precision machinery to support and deliver products of the highest quality and warranty.
Asepsis is the most important factor in determining the success and stability of implants. Do not forget to ask your dental implant clinic about the hygiene standards they follow and if they are certified. It is absolutely critical to have world-class hygiene standards.
At The Dental Specialists, we maintain impeccable international standards of hygiene and sterilization and also reviewed and certified periodically.
Cost of dental implants
Cost is another important factor that you should be considering while selecting your dental implant clinic. The cost of dental implants can vary widely depending on a bunch of factors. A good dental clinic should be able to give you a detailed estimate without any hidden charges like taxes, service charges etc. They should provide you with various options of treatment depending on the materials and techniques used. Transparency is the deciding factor in choosing the right dental implant clinic.
Reviews, Testimonials & References
While selecting the best dental implant clinic for your treatment don’t be shy to ask for references. A good dentist will be happy to provide enough references. Also, for most dental practices you should be able to find online reviews on Google and Facebook. Just don’t look at the ratings but also look at how many reviews are there and also read the reviews to understand the treatment experience reported in the reviews.
The Dental Specialists has been reviewed positively across several platforms –
Travel and Accommodation for international patients
If you are an international patient travelling to India for your dental implants then it is also important to check if your dental clinic provides support with your travel, accommodation and visa formalities. At The Dental Specialists, we are committed to making your travel and stay comfortable and hassle-free, providing end to end to assistance with visa application, booking flights, fixing appointments, airport pickups, hotel-clinic-hotel transfers, tourism assistance and anything you need.