Finding a dental implant provider can be one of the toughest parts of the dental implant process. But it doesn’t need to be that way. We believe that the patient should always come first, that is why we have created a page full of helpful hints and tips to aid you in your journey to find a dental implant provider.
We encourage you to ask questions to ensure you are in the best, most capable hands. To help you get the information you need, we created this list of sample questions we think every patient should ask prior to choosing their dental implant provider. If you still have questions after reading through these same questions, please feel free to give us a call and a qualified staff member will further assist you.
“Will I be given a written estimate of the cost for my dental implant treatment?”
This is a critical piece of the puzzle when it comes to choosing a provider. Additionally, when you receive a quote, the total fee should include multiple parts of the procedure and not just the dental implant. Your quote should be written and should include fees for the cost of the implant, the surgery, and all related expenses. Sometimes there will also be costs added for x-rays, anesthesia and other services related to your oral surgery. Be sure to review your estimate and ask questions so that you understand what each of the specific charges are for.
“What kind of training have you had?”
In general, dentists will usually have this information on their website for potential patients to view. Regardless, asking this question in person should also be a priority. Choosing your provider will not normally be solely based upon their experience level. However, training and qualifications should always show you that your provider is capable of giving you the kind of care you need and deserve.
“How many successful dental implant cases have you completed?”
This question should be a great source of pride for a dental implant provider and their practice as a whole. If your provider cannot tell you how many smiles they have repaired, you might want to reconsider where you go for your dental implant procedure.
“How long will dental implants placement take?”
The recovery time can be different for each patient. However, the only person who can accurately give you an estimate on how long your recovery might take will be your doctor. A more precise estimate can be obtained after a comprehensive examination with Dr. Zingalis.
“Do you have any before and after pictures I can look at?”
Dr. Zingalis is very proud of his work and has lots of beautiful before and after pictures available in the office for you to look at. Just ask and we would be happy to share the examples of our satisfied patients when you come for your consultation.
We hope that these sample questions have provided a good framework to help you narrow down your choices in San Antonio and beyond. Our only goal is to help get you the smile you’ve always dreamed of, and we would love to sit down with you at a no-risk consultation to help make that happen.