Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz CA
More people are choosing to receive dental implants to replace their missing teeth. According to a recent article on Forbes.com, the number of Americans with an implant is expected to increase to 23% by 2026. If you’re living with a missing permanent tooth, an implant represents the best option to replace it. No other restorative treatment looks and feels more like a real tooth. Receiving a dental implant is a big decision, and part of the process means finding the right dentist to perform the procedure. In this article, Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry helps you find the best implant dentist in Scotts Valley.
Is the dentist qualified?
Placing a dental implant is a complicated and specialized procedure. Just as you would not want your general practitioner doctor to perform brain surgery on you, you’re going to want a dentist who is experienced and trained in oral surgery to install the implant screw into your jawbone. Our dentists, Drs. Max and Ariana Ebrahimian both hold Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees—from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and the University of the Pacific, respectively.
Is the dentist experienced?
Education and training are just part of the equation. There is no substitute for hands-on experience. The ideal implant dentist has performed the procedure hundreds—if not thousands—of times. Dr. Max has more than four decades of experience in the field. His daughter, Dr. Ariana, has built an impressive career record. If you receive a dental implant in Santa Cruz at our practice, you will be confident that your dentist is a specialist in the procedure.
How much does the implant dentist charge?
Ever heard the adage “you get what you pay for”? This rings true when discussing the price of dental implants. A dental implant is expensive, so you might be tempted to go with the lowest cost you can find. However, never let cost be the deciding factor in choosing an implant dentist near you. Instead, focus on their training, experience, and online reviews.
Does the implant dentist offer a warranty?
Implants have an overall success rate higher than 95%, but implant failure does happen. This occurs when the body rejects the implant screw and fails to fuse to the jawbone. While maintaining good oral hygiene is part of ensuring your dental implant’s success, it also matters who you choose to install the implant. A dentist with the proper training knows how to differentiate between who is a candidate and who is not, based on patients’ oral health and health history.
Dental implants in Los Gatos, Santa Cruz, and Scotts Valley, California
A dental implant isn’t just a means of replacing a lost tooth. It restores your smile and your chewing ability and represents an investment in your well-being. When evaluating any of the four factors listed above, you’ll find that Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry checks every box. Drs. Max and Ariana Ebrahimian, backed by their team of experienced and compassionate oral health professionals, are here to help you. To find out more, call our office at (831) 438-4411 to schedule your consultation.