How to Choose the best Dental Implant Dentist in Rancho Palos Verdes, PART 2
This four-part article series provides a number of important pointers on how to choose a very good and
reputable dental implant dentist.
Welcome to the second installment of this four-part article series on the various criteria you should
consider and questions you should ask in your pursuit of a reputable dental implant surgeon in Rancho
Palos Verdes. Previously, in Part 1, we provided a brief introduction that explained the importance of
finding a qualified, experienced and capable professional to handle your case before presenting the first
tip on our 10-point list:
1. Consider their Credentials: Dental implant surgeons require additional training and
qualifications and they should be happy to explain this to you. Alternatively, search their
websites for a biography, which should contain a list or explanation of their post-graduate
education, certificates and licensures.
Let’s look at the next important consideration you should make:
2. Number of Years of Experience: In the field of surgery, experience is king. It can mean the
difference between a nervous and a steady hand; uncertainty and conviction; and implant failure and
success. The longer a dental implant surgeon has been performing this service for, the more qualified
they will be to handle a broad spectrum of cases and the better they will be able to deal with any
possible complications or difficulties: both known and unknown. An experienced Rancho Palos Verdes
dental implant surgeon is more likely to be able to provide you with the outcomes you hope for and to
secure you long-term success.
This is not to say that you should shy
away from Rancho Palos Verdes’ younger
cosmetic dentists, because oftentimes,
these professionals are prodigies who
consistently produce fantastic work. It’s in
these circumstances that you really
should consider the next point…
3. How Many Procedures Have
Experience isn’t only counted in years; it’s actually better counted in the number of dental implant
procedures that dentist has performed. If they have done a few hundred or more dental implant
procedures in Rancho Palos Verdes, then you are at least assured that they know what they’re doing. If
you are having more than just one tooth replaced – or having all of them replaced with a more advanced
procedure – then you should ask the dentist how many cases of full mouth reconstruction they’ve
This is just a consideration: there are more important factors to take into account, but you at least want
to know that the dental implant surgeon you ultimately choose has performed a decent number of the
same procedures. You’re no guinea pig and you’re going to want repeatable, predictable outcomes!
Also, ask for a success rate: 98% for single dental implant procedures and 95% for full mouth
reconstruction over a period of 10 years are the industry standards.
4. Do They Offer Dental Sedation?
Dental implant procedures typically require the patient to undergo anesthesia (local, in most cases) and
sedation. A dentist who has certification in sedation dentistry and so is qualified to administer sedation
him or herself is very desirable for two reasons:
1. It saves you the expense of paying for bringing in an outside specialist.
2. It’s more comfortable and reassuring working with one dentist.
So, if you can find a cosmetic dentist in Rancho Palos Verdes who is qualified and experienced in the
provision of dental implants and dental sedation, you’re search may have yielded fruit! But before you
make any decisions…
Stay Tuned for Part 3
Stay tuned for the third installment of this four-part article series to find out about the other
important criteria you should consider in your search for the best dental implant surgeons
Rancho Palos Verdes has to offer.