While dental implants are an exceptional treatment option, they also require a significant investment of both time and money on the part of the patient. For that reason, it is important that patients seek out implant dentists with the skills, experience, and qualifications to produce the best possible results. Seaford implant dentist Paul Brown of Brown and Baran Family Dentistry is renowned as one of the finest providers of dental implants along the eastern seaboard. He would welcome the opportunity to show you why he is precisely the right implant dentist by meeting with you for a confidential, one-on-one consultation at your earliest convenience.
What You Should Look For in an Implant DentistAs you search the Internet for a dentist, you will find that many practices seem to offer dental implants, but when you look more closely at the descriptions of their services, you discover that what they truly offer is “dental implant restorations.” What does this mean exactly? This means that the dentist provides the crowns, bridges, and dentures that are attached to dental implants, but does not provide the implants, themselves. He or she refers the actual dental implant surgery out to a qualified oral surgeon. In other words, you have found a dentist who wants your business as a dental implant patient but who cannot provide the service for which you are looking. What this means to you is that, if you entrust your dental implant procedure to this dentist and the oral surgeon with which he or she works, you are looking at a more expensive, less convenient procedure than if you were to turn to a dentist who can perform all stages of implant dentistry under a single roof.
Dr. Paul Brown is one of the rare dentists who do not have to refer patients out for the implant surgery stage of implant dentistry. From the critical planning stage of your procedure and any necessary bone grafting to the surgical placement of your implants, the fitting of your restorations, and your aftercare, Dr. Brown will be your implant dentist through every single stage. This, above all else, is what you should be looking for in an implant dentist.
In addition, you should be looking for:
- Experience: Dr. Brown has been caring for his patients’ smiles for more than two decades.
- Membership in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists: The ICOI is the world’s largest and most prestigious dental implant organization, as well as the largest provider of continuing implant education.
- Advanced training in implant dentistry: Dr. Brown devotes dozens of hours each year to continuing education coursework with an emphasis on implant dentistry, in addition to general courses.