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Choosing an Implant Dentist

When it comes to modern tooth replacement, there are a few treatments to choose from. The many benefits of dental implants have made them a popular alternative to the more traditional method of dentures or bridges. However, even patients who have decided upon dental implants still have another important decision to make: who should perform the procedure?

Credentials & Expertise

More dentists than ever are now offering dental implants, but not every dentist can provide the same results. When shopping around for a dentist, be careful of simply selecting the lowest dental implants cost. Oftentimes, a more experienced doctor with specialized training in cosmetic and restorative dentistry will charge a slightly higher fee. However, a dentist who performs dental implant procedures regularly and has a history of success may achieve better results and minimize risks and post-operative complications.

Dr. John D. Beckwith has devoted nearly 30 years to continued study in the field of implant dentistry, and has gained extensive clinical experience in performing dental implant procedures. As a result of this dedication, Dr. Beckwith has been named a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, a position he earned by practicing implant dentistry for a minimum of six years, presenting cases for board review, and passing rigorous examinations to demonstrate competency with dental implant treatments. Looking for distinctions such as these can be very important when you are researching dentists to perform dental implant procedures.

Quality vs. Convenience

When comparing your options for tooth replacement, you should also beware of practitioners that seem like they are rushing the procedure. Implant centers and similar establishments may offer the convenience of rapidly replacing your teeth, but you do not benefit from the careful planning and customized approach used by other dentists. In exchange for convenience, you may risk higher failure rates. For these reasons, at Cornerstone Dental, we spend time with each patient planning a customized approach to your dental implant procedure and attend to your smile with patience and care. Investing some time in researching your options and the credentials of your dentist can help ensure you achieve a beautiful youthful smile that will last.

For more information about dental implants, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.